Saturday, May 19, 2012

Scrappy Rainbow Saturday - Yellow

I finally got my yellow Knot block sewn! I just love digging around in the scrap bag and finding just the right little piece that I need. I love the school bus window, the ladybug, and the Dr. Seuss fish on this block. I had to really stretch the light background fabrics (which were difficult to find in my stash), but I think it turned out okay. 
Well...to be honest, there was one little mishap along the way. But the seam ripper was put into action, the brain was re-engaged, the pieces were rearranged, and eventually the block turned out okay. Some mistakes are easy to fix.
The Knot block pattern is from Quiltmaker's 100 blocks magazine issue #3. 
I skipped the Knot block last month since I just didn't have enough neutral squares to make the contrast work without going into the browns. So far I have sewn 4 Knot blocks for my 2012 rainbow scrap quilt. They are really fun blocks to sew and I have thoroughly enjoyed making each one. I am already wondering what next month's colour might be...blue? violet? aqua? orange?
I am thinking I might call the quilt "All Tied Up In Knots 2012"!
The weather forecast calls for a perfect day, so I plan to be basting and hand quilting my "Hexagon Honeycomb" from last year's yellow rainbow month, while I soak up a few golden rays of sun! 

And I found the newest 100 Blocks magazine (at my local Chapters). Can't wait to read through it and see what blocks I'd like to sew.  I picked up an extra copy for a blog giveaway, so leave a comment on this post and I'll pick the lucky winner at the same time as I pick the winner of the Shop Hop Treats.
Then hop over to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge yellow postings and check out what other quilters are making with their yellow scraps. Happy Sunny Saturday!

29 comments:

make.share.give said...

I love how you arrange the colors from lighter to darker on the knot blocks. They look so pretty together.
I saw the orange 100 Blocks magazine at Target. There are so many blocks I still wanna make in the previous one, I didn't buy it. But, if a friend has an extra to share, who am I to complain?
Thanks for a great giveaway!

Elaine M said...

Another great Rainbow Scrap block. They look lovely together and love the quilt's name. Thanks for the chance to win.

Pat said...

love your scrappy knot blocks! very inspiring to use the scraps. :) thanks for the chance to win this book of patterns!

beaquilter said...

these look great!

scraphappy said...

Great looking yellow block. It is a great collection so far! I am always amazed at how much you get done. I have the new 100 blocks magazine but haven't settled on a block to try yet -- so many possibilities, so few open hours in the day.

Teresa in Music City said...

I just love your knot blocks! They are going to make a really cool quilt when put together. I'm finally getting around to working on my tiny pineapples today too. Thanks for the chance to win the 100 Blocks issue! I haven't picked up a copy yet, so winning would be a treat :*)

Sheila said...

These are looking GOOD!

Edith said...

Kathy, these are so pretty, I love the shading. Now I want to make this block.

Dianne in the country said...

I love your yellow knot block. It is so cheerful. Thanks for keeping us up to date on the release of the newest 100 blocks book. I purchased the one with the knot block in it after you started yours. It was missing from my collection. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.
Dianne

rutigt said...

I would love to win that magazine!! Sometimes I´m so out of ideas what to sew and I´ve gone through my magazines a thousand times :) Could really use some new ideas.
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Janet O. said...

This set of blocks just gets more fun with each added color. Very clever little fussy-cuts!

quilt happy said...

love those blocks thanks for the giveaway

Jackie J said...

I would love to win one of your 'give-aways'. Your knot squares are looking great, looking forward to seeing your finished quilt.

Ellen said...

I love the name you have come up with for your Rainbow Quilt. I skipped last month too - I just wasn't creative enough to make neutrals work with the white in my 9 patch blocks.

Mary said...

I need this issue just to make the kitty in the basket....so please pick me! Love your rainbow block project, can't wait to see it at the end of the year. Mary in Virginia

Angie said...

I am so enjoying watching your knot blocks evolve! They are going to look terrific in a Rainbow Scrap Quilt!

Quilt Rat said...

LOVE the yellow!!!! I did not know that the new 100 blocks was out yet.....Always a fave ....great inspiration on every page.

vtquilter said...

What great knot blocks! I love them all put together like that. I picked up the magazine last weekend and keep looking through it. I still have not decided which block to try first but I love Bonnie Hunters block.

swooze said...

I love your idea to make the same block in each different color!

kt said...

Love your knot blocks! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the 100 blocks! I haven't had a chance to pick up a copy yet--I've loved the prior issues!

Karen E. said...

Awesome work again Kathy! I truly enjoy your blog. Also trust that your brother is feeling as well as can be. Enjoy you quilting in the sun. All I want to win is a piece of your creativeness.

Becky said...

Love that you make blocks from the magazines. I just collect the magazines:). Have a super Sunday!

Anonymous said...

Well Kathy: you have given us another great idea for using up small scraps!. The lighter value of the same colour as background is really nice.Lisa

AnnieO said...

The knot blocks are great! Good thing you are handy with seam ripper for that one tiny mistake. Neutrals disappear quickly from my stash too, and I am always on the lookout for ones I like.

I would love to have a copy of the magazine! Thanks for the chance to win.

Recovering Perfectionist said...

Those knot blocks are great! I think I have a new addition to my bucket list...

Kathy MacKie said...

Thanks for thinking of us with your giveaway. Knot blocks will be added to my to-do list!

Kate said...

Great Rainbow Scrap blocks! I'm behind, I've not even started my yellow blocks yet.

Laurel said...

I'm always open to trying a new quilt block - pleas sign me up!

Heather said...

All tied up 2012, great title.