Saturday, April 02, 2016

Scrappy Saturday



Orange is the Rainbow Scrap Challenge colour for the month of April, and I'm just starting to get the scraps pressed and organized. Almost all of my projects need orange blocks added, so I have lofty goals for this month.


I don't have any finished blocks to post today, so I'll show you my favourite Andover orange fabric.
Flummery, horripilation, scrimshanker... don't you love these words! 
Try saying them out loud. It's fun!
They are real words. Of course I looked them up!
And one more photo for the rainbow scrappers....

This week I unearthed this old mini quilt that I made in 2003, way before the days of blogging and the RSC. It shows how much I have always enjoyed sewing together brightly coloured scraps.
To see what the rainbow scrappers are up to this week, hop over to SoScrappy.

28 comments:

tubakk said...

That's a beautiful quilt. I always think that bright colours have a longer lifetime than fabrics "a la mode". I'm just digging up my orange scraps, too.

scraphappy said...

What a great mini quilt! Looks like you have plenty of ingredients ready for lots of great orange blocks this month.

liniecat said...

Scrimshanker sounds quite derogatory lol I can imagine me saying that to some smart ass if he hacks me off!
that little mini is so beautiful, jewel like, well worth resurecting or donating to someone like me lol

Sarah said...

I love orange! Gorgeous mini quilt too!

Jennifer said...

love it all! the mini is great- we never stray far from our roots, do we? and that ORANGE text fabric is fabulous! wee bit jealous....

Scrap and quilts said...

LOL. LOVE the thesaurus fabric. I do have a bit of a katzenjammer this morning. A few glasses of water should fix this. Your little mini is just so beautiful and cheerful. I'll make some placemats like that to cheer up some elderly people. They'll love that I am sure. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy orange month! ;^)

Karen said...

Those are "I'm awake now" oranges.

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

love that colorful mini - now that you are getting into rainbows more you could use that pattern to make a larger quilt.

katie z. said...

Your orange fabric is fabulous!

Sally T said...

I love the intense saturation of color in your mini and I look forward to see what you make from your nest of orange scraps.

Nell's Quilts said...

Love the thesaurus fabric. Now I know I'm not using the words properly but "I love the ragmatical efflorescence in you luminiferous rainbow mini." I think those were some of the words on the fabric.

Sheila said...

Love all your orange scraps! Beautiful, colorful mini. I love our RSC Saturday morning linkups.

LA Paylor said...

color! drives us
LeeAnna

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Such pretty color and fun fabric! I love the word fabric especially- what a fun find!

Lesley said...

Nice to see such bright fabrics. Love your mini!

CathieJ said...

The word fabric is great!

PaulaB quilts said...

Your colors are certainly ragmatical and give a whiskerando feel to the orange.

June D said...

Your mini is wonderful! thanks for sharing it!

Cathy said...

Hey, I love that orange Andover fabric, too! It’s splendiferous! And your mini is so cute, it could be the RSC mascot mini!

Kate said...

Oooh, love that mini! Have fun stitching with your orange's this week.

Angie said...

Great "wordy" fabric - what fun you'll have using that! Your mini quilt is wonderful!

Sue Noetzel said...

Wow! You have a lot of great orange scraps. I dont have much ornage at all. Thanks for sharing your mini quilt. It looks very happy!

Janet O. said...

Very fun words on that fabric. : )
Oh, I love the mini. Who doesn't love a rainbow?

Ivani said...

You have always something fantastic to show. Look at that mini!!!
beautiful oranges to work during April.

Mystic Quilter said...

Love the mini quilt and what a lovely orange stash!

Kaja said...

You have some lovely oranges: the word fabric is fantastic!

gayle said...

Someone already said everything I want to say, so "Yeah, all of the above!"

beaquilter said...

great block, I was busy this weekend and finished my blocks- well as much as I could, since I didn't have that much orange, now on to an embroidered purse pincushion that turid and I challenged each other to make each month (a pincushion with the rsc16 color)