Sunday, February 2, 2014

Rainbow Scraps

Yesterday morning I stumbled upon So Scrappy  and found something that really caught my eye....... Using your scraps in a rainbow challenge. 
 Angela picks a colour for the month and we get to use fabrics in that colour from our stash to make anything we like ......... I've decided to cut 2inch hexies  and make up flowers each month which I will put together for a lovely rainbow quilt at the end of the year .  

 FEBRUARY IS ......  PINK - still a work in progress this week, but at least the little hexies are all done and ready to go together
      
Since I only found this post and challenge yesterday, but  was just in the mood and with the time to sit and stitch, I decided to get to work on the  January  Flower which was -  BLUE

Perhaps this will also work to count towards my Wednesday Flowers??
I would also like to make up a butterfly block or something  using my fabric scraps/stash, but I've been searching over the internet and just don't seem to be able to find something that would be relatively easy, would make an actual block, and that looks really nice!  I sure found plenty of ugly and weird ones!!  If anybody has a pattern or a suggestion I would love to hear from you please. Maybe as I visit some of you I may just stumble on something and perhaps you will be kind enough to share..........

Something else caught my attention while visiting new blogs over the past week........   TUSAL.... (totally Useless Stich Along) - if that doesn't make you ask then what about ORT...... Well, perhaps you already know all about Orts and Tusals, but for me it seems like a rather fun sort of way of keeping all those threads in place rather than dropping all over the place.  Once my old fashioned glass milk bottle (my hubbie collects some old bottles here and there), is full,  I intend to pop it into a little wire cage to hang out in the trees for the birds to use.  My woollen threads will also be going into here as well...... nice woollen insulation for those little bird nests.

I'm also busy trying to work on a couple of my yarn UFOs from last year.  I started them last winter......... Summer is probably not the time to be knitting ........ Which is probably why I started on the Hexies this afternoon LOL 

Something else caught my attention while visiting new blogs over the past week........   TUSAL.... (totally Useless Stich Along) - if that doesn't make you ask then what about ORT...... Well, perhaps you already know all about Orts and Tusals, but for me it seems like a rather fun sort of way of keeping all those threads in place rather than dropping all over the place.  Once my old fashioned glass milk bottle (my hubbie collects some old bottles here and there), is full,  I intend to pop it into a little wire cage to hang out in the trees for the birds to use.  My woollen threads will also be going into here as well...... nice woollen insulation for those little bird nests.
Hugs Sharm

7 comments:

soscrappy said...

Looks like you have already made great progress in using your blue and pink scraps. Welcome to the RSC!

Helen said...

What a great idea the blue looks lovely !!

Nell's Quilts said...

This is my second year with the RSC. I loved the idea of using a different colour of scraps every month and ended up with a lovely quilt at the end of the year. The Friendship stars worked well the first year. This year I'm making boxy stars. If you check out the posts on Angela's soscrappy site, you'll find some wonderful ideas. Welcome. Hope you enjoy the year!

M.K. said...

You're full of good ideas this morning! The hexies are beautiful, and isn't it an orderly way to do it -- by month -- and assemble at the end of the year? I don't quilt, but I'll enjoy watching yours grow this year :) I love the bottle idea -- the birdies will love you. Maybe you'll see bits and pieces of yarn in your trees and shrubs and know they understood!

Cathy said...

Glad another one has joined the RSC. There's so many ideas on how to use up scraps. You look like you are off to a good start with your hexies.

Sheryl S. said...

Good idea of leaving threads for the birds. You are very busy. I've started to make small hexes too, but just in blues. Best wishes sheryl

Kaisievic said...

Have fun with the hexies and enjoy the TUSAL!