Saturday, April 23, 2016

Orange you glad it's still April?

I certainly am!  No way am I ready to be done with orange yet...

Here's that last kaleidoscope that I had cut out the other day.  I have now hidden the kaleidoscope ruler from myself so I don't make any more.  (When I ask y'all next month what I did with it, please tell me that I hid it in the top right desk drawer.  You know.  Just in case I forget.)


I even remembered to put the corners on it!

And I got a couple more Jacks blocks made.  These are a fun quick fix and I enjoy the little bit of old-fashioned goodness.


While I'm cutting HSTs for the Jacks, it's simple to just cut a few extra for my Buckeyes.  Then all I need is a 6" long 1.5" strip of a dark and a light to make 4patches out of, and I'm good to go.


Since I'm now home with my scraps, I cut and stitched some Whatchacallit Stars.  (I think even if I ever find out what the real name of this block is, I'm probably still going to call it Whatchacallit...)


Oh, wait.  They're supposed to be on point.


That's better.

And of course there would be a piglet.


Or two.


Or, you know.  Three.


And since there's still a week's worth of April left, I suspect there might even be a couple more, because it's so hard to stop.
Good thing I hid that kaleidoscope ruler, eh?


Linking with So Scrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday, and Oh Scrap at Quilting is More Fun than Housework.  Come share in the scrappiness!






15 comments:

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You always show us the most enticing blocks! While I am on the DL, I may need to buy a kaleidoscope ruler. I like those whatchacallit stars, too! I think everything looks great in orange!

Scrap and quilts said...

I love the whatchacallit stars. I don't know if I prefer the white on dark or the dark stars on white ... hmmm!!! Love them both! But my fav is the last little piglet with the bottle caps boots, ears and all. Just too cute that one. Do you remember where you got that fabric? It would look nice in my "I Spy" quilt. Enjoy another week of orange. Can't wait to see more piglets lol. ;^)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lots of great blocks! Just think those piglets are adorable.

Libby in TN said...

Here's the scoop, directly from Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns: The Eight Pointed Star (Needlecraft ca. 1918) How's that for originality? Not! I like Whatchacallit much better.

Angie said...

Wow - so many great orange blocks! I think I'm very tempted by the Whatchcallit stars - even tho I said I was done with orange for the month!

Sally T said...

Oh dear. I should have warned you about piglets eating bottle caps. Time to call in a vet.

Cathy said...

I think I now have absorbed my weekly dose of Vit C from viewing all those yummy orange projects.

Mari said...

Love all of your blocks!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I can always count on you to inspire me every Sunday. I am not finished with orange either. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Jennie in GA said...

Those kaleidoscope blicks just make me drool. Oink, oink :-D

The Joyful Quilter said...

I'm ignoring your Whatchacallit Stars... REALLY!! I. Must. NOT! Start. Another. Project!!! But, oh, the ORANGE loveliness. Sigh...

PaulaB quilts said...

Those piglets get more tempting all the time. I even have number 2 piggie body fabric. But I don't have any bottle caps, so I guess the temptation will remain just that for now. Enjoy your orange week!

Shasta Matova said...

So much orange loveliness. I too looked up the star lock and it is supposed to be called whatchamacallit orange stars. Spellcheck even agrees with me. Go figure, it even has orange in the name. Love pig three. Hope he gets the brick house.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Love all your orange prettiness happening here! I really like your kaleidoscope block! Not sure I would have enough oranges here to make anything more than one block!

Ivani said...

Love all your blocks in orange for this week. Those stars are great on point, so beutiful. Have a great last week in orange!