Saturday, February 05, 2011

Shifting from Blue to Red

As temperatures climb from the teens to the 50's today, it seems natural to shift from cool blue to red hot scraps, as part of the Rainbow Scraps Challenge.

Grace LOVES this quiltIt seemed like a natural fit to pull a blue UFO out of the trunk and finish it in January and I am ALMOST finished.  I don't know what it is about this quilt, but Grace Hopper (one of my cats) LOVED it and whenever I pulled it out to work on it, she would fly across the room, jump up on my work table, spread out and claim it as her own.  Here, she is helping me mark the plume quilting design on the borders . . . and loudly protesting because I kept rotating it to mark the borders with her on the quilt.

You can see the whole quilt in my Flickr photostream here.  FYI, the quilting is now complete and I plan to bind it this weekend. It's not clear if it will hang on a wall or become Grace's personal kitty quilt.

Mug Rug at workMy blue scraps mug rug is being put to good use in my boring beige office.  It fits perfectly next to my keyboard.

Yes, that is a very oversized cup and saucer--I found it in a thrift show and thought it would be great for soup . . . or a big cup of coffee with a girl scout cookie.

Red strings I liked the idea of working on color-coordinated UFOs and after I bind the blue quilt, I will choose a red one to work on this month.

In the meantime, I was excited to start work on some red projects . . . probably because I've been having so much fun with strings that I decided to start there.  I dipped into my big ziplock bag-o-strings and pulled out anything red.

trimmed red string blocksIt  doesn't look like many strings, does it?  But it was enough to make two pairs of string blocks, large and small.

I have a couple project design ideas in mind for these (more later). It feels good to have made a start on the red challenge and I haven't even yet used any fabric from my red scrap bin.

Red Scrap bign 

You can see what others are doing with their red scraps by following the links on today's Scrap Happy Saturday blog post.


Cattinka said...

Your red string blocks look good, red is such a vibrant colour. I am curious to see what you will make of all the different blocks.

Jane said...

Think Grace has already claimed the quilt, lol.
Love your string blocks and look forward to seeing what you do with them.

Quilter Kathy said...

That is one fun red many fabulous quilts could be made from those fabrics?!?
Love the photo of Grace claiming the quilt!

Elly D said...

Kitty looks as though she's saying 'MINE'!! LOL... I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with your red strings.. you have some very pretty reds in there ;)

scraphappy said...

So glad your cat appreciates your quilting. Those red blocks are so bright and happy. Can't wait to see what comes from the rest of those scraps.

Ellen said...

Your string blocks are vibrant and wonderful!

Mama Spark said...

Grace Hopped is a doll! My cats do things like that too. I wish my red bin was so full!!

Rainbows in Wool said...

50's? I didn't even look at the thermometer today. I don't want to know. Love the bowl/cup.

Angela said...

Your blue mug rug looks great on your desk and I love that over sized mug you have! Look forward to seeing what you do with your red string blocks

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