Saturday, May 07, 2011

In the PINK....

 which is perfect for my plump friend here *VBS*
 Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat???? Ms. Ebby says "who's plump?" Definitely you DON'T mean me, right??? It's May, and the Rainbow Challenge color this month is "pink". As a teenager of the "50's", I know all about PINK. Like "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White", or "A White Sports Coat and a Pink Carnation", I could go on and on, but it's better if I don't.
 I didn't have any UFO's started in pink...that in itself is amazing! So, I got to pick a block I've seen floating around and wanted to try....Scot's Plaid. I have admired one of Brenda's, at Scraps And Strings. Her's was totally scrappy, but it works in pinks!It's a simple block that lends itself well to whatever size square you want to work with. Choose a size for your biggest square(mine are 4.5") and cut the rectanges accordingly. You need 1-4.5", 2-2.5", 2- 2.5 X 4.5", and 2- 2.5 X 6.5". It works up really fast once your pieces are cut.
 
I began cutting scraps on Monday, and as of this morning, I have 30+ finished blocks. I'm heading for 48. That should give me a quilt top that is 48" X 64". And it's one of those blocks that you can lay out in different way. This pic shows a staight side to side set without flipping anything around. The really good news is that since I'm making so much progress early this month, maybe I can finish up one of the ones I started in Jan, Feb and March, LOL.
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10 comments:

Angela said...

What a great block. I've not seen it before. You are going to have a really lovely quilt!

Angie said...

One of the things that I love most about you is that you CUT AND SEW, unlike me who just DREAMS of cutting and sewing. :) Love the picture of Ms. Ebby and the little quilt she's sitting on. :) And I love your pink blocks! Thank you so much for sharing your measurements with us. I want to try that one too. :)

Scrappy quilter said...

What a wonderful way to use your pinks. It's so pretty...course I'm really partial to pink. It's one of my favorite colors. Hugs

Brenda Kay said...

Not sure if I will have time for pink this month, but I definately like this quilt. Keep moving it looks great.

Elaine Adair said...

mmmm what do you have for breakfast that you can accomplish so much, so fast??? And it's so cute, on top of it! 8-))

jovaliquilts said...

I don't know this block, but it has lots of possibilities! It looks great with your pinks, and I bet you could showcase novelty prints really well with it, too.

Rosalyn Manesse said...

I knew that something was wrong with my life, I couldn't put my finger on what exactly until now--I don't have enough pink fabric!!

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Ellen said...

Thank you for sharing the block info - it looks great in pink!

Stephanie D. said...

I think the pinks are going to be just lovely!