Saturday, July 2, 2016

ScrapHappy Saturday - Hot and Pink

Welcome to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge halfway point for the year.  July is a great time to take a breath and think about what you'd like to get done before the end of the year.  It is a great catch up month too, for those who have missed a color or two along the way.   The new color this month is hot pink and if you are feeling particularly adventurous, you can add just a dash of lime green.  
  In celebration of the month of July, I have this hand dyed fabric collection from Vicki Welsh to give away to one lucky Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilter.  Vicki and I worked together to plan the colors for this year and she was kind enough to send extra fabric to share with you. She has a new web site and fabric shop set up now.  Just leave me a comment of this post with the name of the next project you plan to finish if you would like to enter into the random drawing.  
I'm not sure how the weather is where you live, but summer in Florida is HOT.  Best to plan outdoor activities for the morning or the evening.  The only place to be in the heat of the day is inside in the air conditioning.  Combined with the school vacation, that makes it the perfect time to catch up and try to cross a few projects off the list.  Sadly I have a sick sewing machine and will have to work with my daughters until it is back from repair. Until I can dig out the quarter inch foot, these string blocks will be just right.  Luckily, the blocks this month uses flip and sew corners which don't need a quarter inch foot either, so I should have plenty to keep me busy and out of the heat for the day.   I think there is even some paper piecing hanging out in a project box in the closet just in case things get desperate.

30 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

The next project in the works is The Tennis Quilt. I will finish it by the middle of August. Thanks to you and Vicki for this chance to win!

Kat Scribner said...

The next project I plan to finish is a BOM from last year, 9 hand embroidered wreaths to put into a setting. I've just made 160 tiny hst to use as part of the sashing. Hope to have it hanging over my mantle this month!

Cathy said...

I plan to finish a Quilt of Valor.

Mari said...

Philadelphia is also hot! I plan to finish up the Paper Dolls quilt this month! Happy 4th!

judyquilts said...

Cool and rainy in Missouri today. A perfect day to disappear into the sewing room. I will look for some hot pink for my RSC charity crib quilt.
Thanks for the opportunity to win those scraps.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I started Nighttime Blooms, a pattern by Cynthia Bruns, and I've only made one block! I am hoping to get back to it this week, and get it finished by... ??? Thanks for the chance to win some of that beautiful fabric!

MontyBear said...

Next project to finish is the handquilting on a butterfly quilt made with folded vintage handkerchiefs. Only the border left. Crank up the air conditioning, put on a movie, and quilt away!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Next week I'll have my review post together and maybe even a few hot pink scraps. This week was just too full of too many other things. Hope your machine comes home soon!

katie z. said...

I'm finishing my Twinkler Stars next!

Barbara said...

I need some hot pink strings to finish my pink version of Bonnie Hunter's Turkey Tracks.

Kathy S. said...

I plan to finish the longarm quilting of my quilt guild's auction quilt. (I longarm the quilts and then pass them on to someone else for binding. That's my part in the guild.) Hopefully it will be done by Wednesday, 7/6.

Magpie Sue said...

I've got a crumb block medallion that needs to be built up into a quilt for a foster child. That's what I want to accomplish next. I might have to make some new scraps in pink and lime too. ;- )

Deb A said...

My UFO from last month! I think that is on tap for machine quilting today.... assuming the t-storms don't cause a power outage. Enjoy your relaxing time.

Angie said...

I'd really like to completely finish my repro scrap jar star quilt and the 9 patch quilt I showed today. Stay cool - we're not even supposed to get the usual cooling afternoon thunderstorms for the next few days, so the weather will just be hot hot HOT!

Gram999 said...

First, I'd like to say thank you for your RSC Mysteries. This is my first year to participate, and I'm loving it. My favorite block is the Twinkle Star, and I plan on making a quilt with just that block. I'm going to finish a Grandmother's Garden quilt. The blocks have been done for awhile. I couldn't decide how I wanted to finish it before.

Theresa Taylor said...

I need to finish making some Dresden plates,applique them down to blocks and get it quilted before Christmas.

Janna Saeger said...

I need to finish my daughter's 2015 graduation quilt.

Ivani said...

There are so many "need finish" projects around here... but they will need to wait, next week I must prepare a quilt for a sick boy from Love Quilts in Brasil, and I want to start my RSC blocks for July. Winter is here and things are going slowly.

Delighted Hands said...

I'm working on a 4th of July medallion quilt this weekend!
Will be done by Monday.
Yes, when it gets this hot out, it is nice to be inside sewing!

Linda Fleming said...

Just finished a lap quilt for my sister...Next in line to be finished is my Red Bird and Berries quilt - it needs a little bit more quilting in the borders - the end is in sight!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

I'm trying to finish a wallhanging for my art quuilt group and then want to work on a set of embroidered blocks given to me 12 years ago. I'm adding pieced fans as alternate blocks and hope to get it to the quilting stage by the end of the month.

Lace Faerie said...

My current project is to finish making the heart blocks for Orlando. Then I'll return to sewing my scrappy string blocks together into rows. Thanks for the chance!

Marly said...

I still have nothing new to show on the RSC 16 project this week, but I'm hoping to finish hand-quilting a Christmas table topper I started last year. I have so many projects waiting for backing or borders I get dizzy thinking about them!
I like the simplicity of the row you've designed for this month.

KaHolly said...

Have several projects in the works! None are pink, though! What a fun color to work with this month.

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Haven't started on the July color scheme, but have finished the June of blues and greens. Looking forward to picking out my colors for July. Have a great day!

Charlotte Key said...

I am working on a quilt for my daughter who has colon cancer and is finishing her last chemo treatment on Tuesday. We lost the love of my life, and her Dad almost 2 yrs ago and I am making her quilt out of all his plaid work shirts.

quiltingbean said...

I can't believe we are looking at July on the calendar! Love the colors this month!
Shellie

Kate said...

The plan is to finish the Midnight Mystery quilt. The quilt has been trimmed, the binding is one seam from being finished and the label is made.

Quilter Kathy said...

I want to finish my quilt square quiltalong from a couple of years ago.
I'd also love to finish my spool quilt this year!

Sandra Walker said...

Well, I am glad to see I have a twin here amongst the comments, as I, too, would like to, no HAVE to, finish my daughter's graduation 2015 quilt! I also plan to be totally caught up by the end of this month in my two ongoing RSC 2016 projects. One is, the other, not so much!