Sunday, August 19, 2018

One Gone

 I have a quilt top which was getting sewing together.  I'm not sure how long its been sitting there like that.  Several weeks probably.  Things are just a bit busy right now. 
 Yesterday we drove Anna over to Sarasota and got her settled into her dorm room.  She loves her new quilt 
She and her new room mates get along great.  They met at admitted students day and have been keeping in touch since then.  Important questions like who is bringing a fridge and who has a microwave.  Kurt and I made a quick trip out to pick up important last minute things like a shower curtain and expo markers.  We also helped carry and unpack of course.  After that parents were sent off to informational sessions while the kids all did games and activities.  We told that they are emerging adults and we shouldn't call them kids, but we seem to keep saying it anyway. 
Once the girls were all settled in, we went out to dinner as a big group.  Parents at one end of the table and the girls down at the other.  Both of Anna's room mates brought siblings along to help with the move in, so it was quite a group. 
The drive home was quiet, and the van felt really empty with all of Anna's things gone.  I'm going to jump back into sewing my quilt top together today.  Best to be busy I think. 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

ScrapHappy Saturday -- Off to College

We are headed to Sarasota first thing in the morning to take Anna to New College.  The car is loaded and ready to go.  We had a family dinner and game night for one last time before we drop her off.
I'm scheduling this to go off first thing in the morning.  I'll check back in when we return.  Hope that orange is going well.  We had the first day of school and open house already, so school is already in full swing for everyone else.  Orange is a nice thought right now, hopefully I'll find some time and inspiration when we get back from the trip.  Until then, enjoy your scraps!


   

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Orange Jubilee



Sorry to be off to a late start today.  I forgot to post before my morning run and then ran some errands on the way home.  Yesterday was the first day of school!  Anna is still here, even though she isn't going to school until next week.  We will drive her to college next Saturday.  It was really odd to start on a Friday, I'm sure we will have forgotten everything by the time we are back to school on Monday.  Too early to worry about that now though, first there is lots of orange energy to enjoy.  Please share your rainbow scrap progress below.


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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Orange you Glad its Fall?

Just one more month until the squared away blocks are done!

 Here are mine in orange in brown.  It was nice to have a bit of brown for contrast.  Mari has a tutorial up, and I will insert links here, and on the RSC18 Sampler tab above as soon as it is converted into a PDF.  Here it is: Link to PDF of Squared Away August block.   With just one more block to go, I'm getting pretty excited to start seeing finished quilts soon. 
Right now, I'm off to school for a bit for unfettered access to the photocopy machine.  I'll check back in later and see what everyone is up to. 



   

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August Color Reveal


A new month is always just the right time for a new color here at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  Before you jump in, let me just say, that I know people have strong feelings about the color orange.  Really is isn't as scary as I used to think.  I've worked hard over the years to try to add little bits of orange to my stash.  It adds such a nice little spark and is sure to brighten things up.  If you are having problems getting enough contrast with your oranges, try to work in a few browns to autumn things up a bit.  Really, give it a try. 
With just one more day of vacation before the big back to school day tomorrow, there was time to work on just one more project.  There were two bags of postage stamp stars in the bin.  This one had a note letting me know the setting, and that there were cornerstones in the bag, but that it needed sashing.  
 
Sure enough, this is what it looked like coming out of the bag.  
So the afternoon was spent cutting out sashing strips while listening to more Grey's Anatomy.  I've been gravitating toward gray accents for rainbow quilts lately.  The top is about half sewn, but there is still time.  Texts and e-mails are starting to come in as everyone is shifting gears back to school mode again.  Deep breath, here we go again.