Saturday, 19 September 2015

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 15: week 48 Orange Whirler

This month Angela at Soscrappy is giving sampler blocks to be made in orange for the Rainbow Scrap Sampler quilt.

Here is my first orange block: Whirler.

Whirler, photographed with the last of the nasturtiums.
I just found this on Angela's blog on Thursday evening and made it this morning, only to discover just now that she has posted a second block, twirling four-patch, this week. This sounds like being a dizzy month. My twirling four patch will have to wait until next week!

This week I have been working on my Modern Maples, in between the odd bit of paid work that finances my hobby! The rows are now joined together, but I'm afraid I forgot to take a photo when they were laid out on the living room floor. All I have to show is a photo I took last Sunday with my phone, while I was trying to figure out where the few 6" blocks I'd made could go, so I could remember the layout when I recreated it on the floor.

Modern maple blocks on the design wall, and my sewing table.
Thank you to everyone who gave ideas about using smaller blocks two weeks ago. I decided against using them: they may become a cushion, but for now they're in the "orphan box". I've stuck to the original pattern layout, with a lot of white space around the short rows. Hopefully I'll have a finished top to show this time next week before I embark on the quilting challenge of all that "white space".

I'm linking up to
RSC 15

I recommend your taking a trip over there to admire the work
of the other scrappily challenged rainbow lovers.

Happy sewing

Marly.

16 comments:

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

How pretty that bright orange and blue combo is and your maple leaves are lovely!

Kate said...

That orange just glows against the blue background. It's a very vibrant block. Your maple leaf blocks are looking good too.

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Marly! I love your orange whirler block... it is beautifully pieced. Your maple leaves quilt is looking good too... will look forward to seeing more of it! Have a lovely weekend. Christine x

Chantal L. said...

Love your orange block. The maple quilt is coming along very well and I can see that will be a fantastic quilt. Love Fall colours. ;^)

LA Paylor said...

love a maple leaf block. LeeAnna

Mari said...

Your blocks look great! That blue background is super with the orange.

scraphappy said...

Your orange fabrics look lovely against the blue background. It is going to be a dizzy month for orange.

Jo Ferguson said...

I love that you used the second orange in the center of the block. It gives it just the right amount of pop and movement. I adore your Modern Maples quilt.

katie z. said...

Your blocks are lovely.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Modern Maple promises to be the epitome of the term "Autumn Splendor!!"

PaulaB quilts said...

The orange and blue block is a real standout. Love it. Looking forward to see how you will space out the leaves, the white areas are a good idea. There will be more movement overall.

Angie said...

Love the orange & blue Whirler and can't wait to see all the Maple Leaf blocks assembled!

Sheila said...

Love all your blocks. Especially the maple leaf blocks!

Mystic Quilter said...

Love your blue and orange block.

the girlfriend gap said...

Hello Marly, Beautiful rainbow blocks over the last couple of posts. Looking forward to seeing more of your maple leaf quilt. I made a mini maple leaf quilt a few years ago and always thought I wanted to make a larger quilt someday. If you want to take a peak you can see my mini here in the link below. Hard to believe it is really fall. Days pass quickly here. I Finished getting the house cozied up for fall last week now hope to get to some fall sewing project this week. Time to get quilts back on the beds! Enjoy each day. Janita

http://thegirlfriendgap.blogspot.com/2014/09/september-smiles-beauty-takes-time.html

Magpie Sue said...

I love your blue and orange RSC sampler block. Couldn't be anything more appropriate to work on right now than colorful maple leaves!