Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Dwindling of the Pink?

Pink is color of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  Late last year I started making Sunbonnet Sues from postage stamp sized pieces(1.5 inch square) using a vintage pattern from Q is for Quilter.  Here's my pink girl.   In addition to postage stamp blocks in each color of the rainbow I also started making some heart blocks. 

I have a lot of UFOs and can never decided which to work on next. The color pink lead me to this UFO -  different 9 inch blocks in pink and black I swapped back in 2010.  I have 15 of them but wanted at least 20. 

So, I had enough of some pink scraps to make 5 more blocks.   I'll be joining them into a sampler throw soon. 

I also have another UFO in pink and black - Pink Thrifty blocks. I don't remember when I swapped these but it was quite a while ago.  I have 67 - 6 inch blocks and want 90 for a quilt 54x60. 

So, again, I went to the pink scrap bin for some pink scraps to make more blocks. 11 more and I will have another UFO on the way to completion. 

I don't think the pink scraps have dwindled too much. 

If you would like to join the Rainbow Scrap Challenge it's easy...grab some scraps and sew. If you don't have any pink scraps you can sure see some pink eye candy over at  the ScrapHappy Saturday linky party - a weekly RSC event. 

12 comments:

Marly said...

What a riot of colour. It's funny how pink is sweet and little girlish when paired with white but rebellious and naughty paired with black. I'd never thought about it until I saw your photos here. Thanks.

Podunk Pretties said...

I'm not part of the challenge but I enjoy watching everyones progress with each new color. So sweet all the pinks....I'm a pink-aholic.

sophie said...

What a productive month you've had! I love that little thrifty block and it always makes me smile when i see one of my lotto block patterns being used long after it's day on the Block Lotto. That pink-black-white color way reminded me of Good-n-Plenty when we made those blocks and I think you're going to have a Plenty Good (Great, actually) quilt when you've put those all together.

Julie in GA said...

You have so many fabulous pink scrappy blocks! I thought about making the Thrifty blocks for my RSC project--that may have to go back on the list. I love your sampler blocks, especially the double bowtie.

Nell's Quilts said...

Love the way the pink pops with the black and white. What a busy month you've had sewing and checking out those UFO's. It will be so good to get them under control and useful. :)

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I like the pink and black blocks. Isn't it wonderful when after a while you have enough blocks for a top. A nice surprise indeed.

katie z. said...

I'm impressed that you extended your scrappy work to finish or make progress on a few UFOs!

scraphappy said...

You have a crazy number of pink projects going on! Wow! So many pretty quilts in the works.

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, isn't that wee girl block amazing. And I love the thrifty blocks.

Alycia said...

What a great variety of projects!! I love the black and pink together.

Sarah said...

I'm not surprised your pink is dwindling you have so many blocks going on there! Very nice!

Wendy said...

you have been so busy! Love that heart block, I really like the idea of a rainbow heart quilt - maybe for RSC15! Love the two WIPs too, well done for your progress