Sunday, 10 April 2016

RSC 16 April is Orange!

For those living in The Netherlands April is the Orange month! The King's birthday is 27 April and there will be a lot of orange on view. International football (soccer) matches also bring out an orange rash, but I don't know if any are planned this month.

For me April is orange because Angela chose it as the challenge colour for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

I've been working on 1930's Farmer's Wife blocks this week:

bottom left is the frustrating paper pieced block, which with your help was finished in a few hours, as opposed to two days for the first quarter!
No orange here but I did make a few orange and black HST's as leaders and enders. They might just find their way into joining up with the orange squares sometime this month.

Last Sunday I wrote about some secret sewing for Merel, the owner of Birdblocks quilt shop in Amsterdam.She has been seriously ill, but her health is now improving and she is communicating with the outside world via Instagram.

Definitely orange: Merel likes bright colours.

This is my contribution (also orange!) to the bunting being made to decorate her room in the convalescent home. You can read more about her (in English!) on her Instagram account, @merel_birdblocks, and on my blog here.

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Happy sewing



Sue Noetzel said...

What a wonderful idea to make a bunting for your friend's room! I am sure it brightens her day each time she looks at it. I am curious to see what you do with your orange HSTs. They are so vibrant. Sounds like you will have a lot of local orange inspiration this month. Have fun!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Your Farmer's Wife blocks are coming along nicely, but that ORANGE and black beauty? MAGNIFICENT!!! It's SEW bright and bold. LOVE it!!

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Marly! Your Farmer's Wife blocks are beautiful and I love the fabrics you are using... such beautiful colours! The orange/black HSTs are great too! Good luck with your RSC orange blocks! Have a lovely week! Christine x

Peggyinno said...

Those HST's are great! I love black and orange together!

Mystic Quilter said...

What a lovely idea to have bunting for your friend - your contribution is such a lovely colour. HST'S are stunners.

Magpie Sue said...

Your orange and black HST's made me think of our Halloween holiday here in the US. Great work on the Farmer's Wife blocks!

Marsha Cooper said...

I need to get out more orange! Hopefully I can finish crocheting this Elsa doll today and get out orange squares.