Orange is the colour for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge with Angela for February. I'd put away my January greens and went looking for Orange.
I really didn't think I would find many and wondered if I'd have enough to do any scrap sewing. It's not that I mind orange, it's brilliant for a pop of colour and contrast here and there but I don't think I've ever made anything that's had much orange in it.
Surprisingly though, I found this much orange! So many shades.....
When put next to each other, some looked more gold than orange, or more burnt than orange, etc, but then individually, they all (to me) passed the Orange test.
First of all I cut a few squares to use as the main colour in my Omigosh churndash blocks.
Then I pulled out my scrappy sprouts for the first time in a very long time. I'd really like to get this finished this year.
|I made four more blocks.|
And after some time trying to remember the 'clever way' I was doing the black stems, I joined them to a length of reds I'd made previously.
I squeezed all that I've done into an empty area on my design wall. There is the odd square I'm not so happy with (for example a cream that's too close to the yellows and the top pink block doesn't work terribly well for me.)
However I still think it's going to be pretty cool and hopefully, now that it's out, I'll continue to work on it.
[As a side note; I was looking at it the other day, thinking, I don't ever remember using that fabric, or this one over here, etc, when I remembered that some of the red, and green blocks were sent to me by Sue of Mother Patchwork. Haa, no wonder I didn't recognise them but it was a nice way to start my quilt.]
This year I decided to continue on with my 365 day blog, where I post a picture a day for the year. Yesterday I hit Day 50 so I'm pretty pleased about that. I enjoy having the excuse to take my camera out and about with me and noticing some of those things that I'm sometimes too busy to notice.
Northland (and other parts of the North Island) are suffering 'extreme dry' conditions at the moment and our farm is no exception.
I've taken both of these photos recently, that show how dry it's become, even since the last time I shared a farm photo at the end of January.
We're having to feed out to all the stock to keep them happy and healthy.
'til next time,