After all the different kinds of things nature has thrown our way here in the South the above quote seemed appropriate! Rain, snow, sleet, ice, clouds, sunshine, falling trees, freezing temps, warm breezes and even an EARTHQUAKE have rocked our little corner of the country this week. We should all do our best to enjoy each and every day because each and every one is a PRESENT!
I wanted to show the block I have made for this month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Pink has never been one of my favorite colors so it took some rooting around to come up with these. I do have some pastel pinks but not many. I want this project to be bright so I tried to avoid them and mauves, which I seem to have an abundance of from the 80s and early 90s.
I am really loving this block and thinking of making more of them so I can have two quilts. One to keep and one to give away. I can't say they are being made from scraps unless fat quarters count. My scrap bins only contain strings and pieces the size of my hand or smaller. Everything else in my stash is sorted by color. I do have a few drawers of various size pieces up to about 8" squares but so far none of them have been in the right colors.
I want to start the blocks for the other projects I showed in last months's Rainbow Scrap Challenge Post. The Amish Batik Quilt has a black background. It calls for over 9 yards. I have that much in a solid but I'm not sure it's all cotton. I have a whole bolt of this animal print shown below. I'm not sure I like it for this project. What do you think?
I have over 6 yards of this Jinny Beyer Paisley. I'm thinking of using it with this jelly roll by Blank Textiles. This is the quilt that caught my eye. Again I'm thinking a solid rich black might work better. What do you think?
So do you think I should use the gray/black prints I have or go with a solid black? I have a few yards of solid black that would probably be enough to use with the jelly roll project. Using the stash is one of my goals of course but I will buy more if I need to.