Saturday, 28 October 2017

Modern Pink

Each month Angela at Soscrappy gives a colour and a lot of quilters focus on using their scraps in that colour: the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. October's colour is pink.
I've made two pink blocks this week for the "make a block a week challenge" for the Dutch Modern Quilt Guild.

The block patterns have all been submitted by guild members. Some are traditional but most, I believe, have been specially designed.

These are both foundation paper pieced, and far from using up scraps, generated them! I'm useless when it comes to foundation piecing! Enter Mr Murphy and his famous law: it can go wrong, and it does!! So for all the fabric you see in the photos there's an equal amount reclining in my lovely new pink basket!

I made some progress on my improv floating squares quilt this week too, until I ran out of navy solid. Not only did I run out, but the LQS had also run out! That's life! Fortunately they agreed to give me a call when it comes in, so I'll be spared another trip for nothing. No recent photo yet of the floating squares quilt which is approaching lap size.

I'm interested to see which colour is coming up for November. I've got way behind with my sewing this year, and I really need to catch up with the missed colours, so maybe I'll be concentrating on them.

I'm linking up to the RSC link-up where there are already a lot of pink beauties to admire.
Click on the button to join the party.

Happy sewing



Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

nice blocks - really like the fabric choices

Cathy said...

What interesting blocks. I'm with you on foundation paper piecing - I don't like the waste!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those are pretty pink blocks, Marly! Looks like you will have an interesting sampler of all different kinds of blocks when you're done.

Kaja said...

I like both these blocks, even if they have generated lots of scraps. At least you have a basket ready and waiting.

Chantal said...

These are very interesting blocks. Love them both. ;^)

PaulaB quilts said...

The pink and white brights look like candy. I stay away from paper piecing, hate to get confused, and hate all that waste fabric. Good luck,

The Joyful Quilter said...

Nice use of your PINK scraps!! I love it when I can combine projects into a twofer. :o))

gayle said...

Yeah, Mr Murphy and I have made a bunch of paper-pieced blocks this year... (I compared the process to dancing like Ginger Rogers - backwards and in high heels!)

Sandy said...

Very cute blocks! I like that little bit of grey in the top block.