Saturday, September 13, 2014

Orange


This week I made my usual combo of 12 inch Kaleidoscope blocks - RSC color of the month (orange), color of month plus its complement (orange, blue), color of month plus color of previous month (orange,green). 


I decided to add two more blocks because I want to have 42 blocks at year end.  So I added orange with analogous colors (yellow,red) and secondary colors (orange,green,purple). Unfortunately I think the secondary color block will go into the orphan block pile and then into a donation quilt. I sewed together my usual 6 strips and then found out I either didn't use a scant 1/4 seam or cut one strip too small so ended up with a 6 inch strip instead of 6.5 inch in width strip. I thought I'd fix that by adding a 7th strip and cutting off either side to even up strip set to 6.5.   Arghhhh...that was not a fix and block is wonky. 


Those blocks, believe it or not, are a real crumb buster. I use crumbs for the corner triangles on the blocks.  I didn't have enough orange crumbs so combined with a few red and yellow. 


From some 4.5 inch strips I first cut a few pieces off the end for a Dresden Block.  I'll continue these into next year. I haven't yet decided what color or colors to use for background or centers. 

From same 4 .5 inch strips I made lots of 4.5 inch HSTs. A few HSTs ended up in a 16 inch chevron block and 12 inch HST block. 


I usually don't post pics other than quilt related but...speaking of orange...
last weekend the grandkids came over and helped to pick pumpkins and other things. 

Jacob had ambitious thoughts that he could push the full wheelbarrow up to the house. 


This is the other orange stuff I worked on last weekend.  The kids helped make pumpkin pies (homemade pie crust too) for dessert and pumpkin muffins for breakfast.   . 

Got scraps? (Orange this month)
Join us each ScrapHappy Saturday and show us what you've done with them. 

13 comments:

scraphappy said...

Oh my goodness! So much beautiful orange! Love the pumpkin pictures -- so fall like.

Julierose said...

Oh such wonderful bounties of orange blocks and pumpkins and squashes...pumpkin pie sounds scrumptious.....hugs, Julierose

Angie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE all of your orange pieces, most especially the DP. :) AND WOW look at all of your pumpkins and gourds and squash---how absolutely FUN :)

Angie said...

Great orange inspiration and love the garden pics, too!

Sally T said...

You never disappoint. What fantastic blocks. Plus a prolific garden that matches your sewing.

Alycia said...

Oh my gosh - what fun kid pics!! I bet they had a great time in your orange pumpkin patch. Your blocjs - just WOW!! I love them!!

katie z. said...

What great blocks!

Julie in GA said...

So many beautiful orange blocks! I have been thinking about making scrappy Dresdens next year.

Cathy Tomm said...

Great Harvest you have. Love all your blocks. I am not sure I would have noticed the crumbs were used for the triangles in the corner if you had not told me. Love the mix of colours.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I've said it before - your kaleido blocks are awesome!

Lots of wonderful blocks this week . . . love them!

Sheila said...

Lots of beautiful orange blocks. I look forward to seeing your blocks each month.
Sweet grandkids. Wow! Just look at all those wonderful pumpkins and gourds.

Andee said...

I had a block not quite to size this past weekend too...ugh! I will be redoing it soon! Love your dresden..I have never tried one but I bought Eleanor Burnes' pattern of minis to try...I figure I might be able to do one of hers :)

Deb A said...

What a beautiful bounty of fabrics and foods! Love all those pumpkins and the squash. Those spiders are great crawling out of that kaleidoscope block.