Saturday, September 02, 2017

Happy International Bacon Day!

Do you know what today is? 
Here's a photo clue...
Besides being Scrappy Saturday, it's international bacon day! Yes I know bacon is a terrible food and it's really unhealthy, and we shouldn't eat it. But we do because it's just so darn delicious! We usually save this as a treat to enjoy when we're camping, but today is a special day set aside for bacon lovers, so we're having it!


When not eating bacon, I've been busy organizing some orange fabrics to work with for orange month over at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I sewed another Circle of Squares (pattern here) block using some reddish orange scraps. I found that perfect background fabric in the stash.



I added this to the growing collection of blocks and here they are on the design wall. 12 blocks without sashing makes a rather small lap quilt, so I'm going to keep going with this one and make 8 more blocks. Looks like I'm missing some colours... dark green, navy blue, gold, and brown to name a few. To see more scrappy projects, hop over to the weekly RSC link up.

24 comments:

  1. Love this block. I think I might have to make one in orange this month.Thanks for the link.

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  2. How did I not know about this day?!?
    Like you, we usually only have bacon when we camp, or on Christmas morning. But I may need to celebrate today in style.
    These Circle of Squares blocks always make me happy. You find the best Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects!

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  3. Great progress on Circle squares.

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  4. Great looking blocks. I just love scrappy quilts!

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  5. How nice that it is bacon day. I just put some pork belly in the oven to finish rendering the fat so I can fry some later today. My husband smoked the meat earlier this summer and flavored it with maple. It's been in the freezer. I'm going to have a hard time waiting till I can eat it. I love this block. It is so simple but so pleasing to the eye.

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  6. Here in England, bacon is on the breakfast menu almost every day....and we are not dying like flies ... a lovely block, I love orange
    Tilly

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  7. Love, love, love Circle of Squares! And bacon too! Maybe we should have BLTs for dinner tonight instead of fish tacos......

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  8. Didn't know what day it was, but, started it off with bacon and waffles. Love bacon!

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  9. Nice, nice & nice your circle of square blocks. I heard someone say that bacon is the thing that vegetarians miss the most, I can believe that.

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  10. Your new block matches my nails perfectly!! :o))

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  11. Oh, I love your circle square circle blocks!
    And since we raise and sell pork, we have many freezers full. One of those freezers is designated the bacon freezer. I feel sorry for people who don't have a bacon freezer...

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  12. I love these blocks, and yours are coming along really well!

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  13. That is such a great block, and so pretty in the red-oranges. I'm glad you're going to keep making more!

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  14. I did have some bacon this morning when we ate at a favorite breakfast place. I wished it was crispier, but it tasted nice and salty. Love your blocks and am with you on the make more blocks/no sashing train!

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  15. I love this block. It will be fun to see all those colors come together.

    Mmmmmm. Bacon. :)

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  16. I really like your quilt. A clever design which works so well with the variety of colours. Thanks for the tip about international Bacon Day. Luuuurve bacon!

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  17. Your collection of blocks is coming along beautifully. The added colors will make it even more complex and interesting. Keep up the good work.

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  18. Gotta love bacon...your blocks are wonderful ❤️

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  19. Wonderful orange block and the grouping looks great.

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  20. Beautiful blocks. You've got some great colors yet to make. It's going to be such a colorful quilt when it's all finished.

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  21. I really, really like your block. It would be a great one for scraps. Did you find it somewhere or make it up. If so would you share. Looks like a simple one. What is the size of the units? Thanks ever so much, Kathy.

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  22. how could I have missed it? i love bacon - but who doesn't? I even know a vegetarian who eats it and considers it a condiment, lol!
    neat rainbow blocks!

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