Saturday, October 29, 2016

But... but... I'm not done with orange, yet...

I've been busy with Halloween costume sewing (not for me) (grandkids, ya know), but managed to squeeze in a couple of piglets and some other orange bits.

First, these two little stars -


And I do mean stars, literally!

And then, my new favorite piggy ever!  (Thanks, Sally!)


Cuz what could be better than piglets and chickens together?!?  (That's ham and eggs right there, folks.  But don't tell them...)

As 2016 starts winding up, I'm giving some thought to RSC2017.  One block that had caught my eye was the Centennial block, so I found a version of the pattern that finished to a 6" block.
(It was actually a paper-pieced pattern, but life is too short for paper piecing, so I translated the pattern to use strips and squares.  You know, piecing piecing...)


I plan to make a few more just because I like the block, and then make a decision for next year.

And while my guard was down and all those orange scraps were flopping around on the cutting table, this happened:


And it looks like it's liable to keep happening...



Linking with Soscrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday and Quilting is More Fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!  Come see the last orange bits being turned into pretties!






17 comments:

Sally Trude said...

Fresh squeezed orange piglets. Delightful. And my, Molly thinks you're easy to please. But sometimes she prefers the packing material to the contents too.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Oooh - lucky kids!
I helped my niece with the pieces to her. We went thrift shopping to find everything needed for an undead bride.
Today her mother sent me pictures of her covering it all in fake blood with a maniacal grin in her face (in a t-shirt that says "life is sweet" no less!)
I love kids!

Scrap and quilts said...

Love the star and the piglet star. The second I recognized right away, it's that musician Arghh the name escape me at the moment but I know it and love its music. The first one, not sure. (lol) You now have ham and eggs too. My! all that's missing is Pork and Beans?
Love the new age pumpkins. I might steal that idea ... when you are not looking! :^D

Kate said...

Too funny! Love the ham and eggs piggy! I like your direction for next year's RSC.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You have a lot of happy orange-ness right there! The pumpkins are great! I saw Bonnie Hunter making something similar and it was hard not to go right to my machine and start making some of my own!

Vicki in MN said...

Ham and eggs, LOL I have that chicken fabric too! I love that new star block you are thinking of for next year. Good work Gayle!

knitnkwilt said...

Great collection of orange ideas. Have fun.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lots of yummy orange blocks, and still more cute piggies running around! And I do like that block for your next rainbow project too! Will you do more than the one project throughout the year, like this year?

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I could sew orange blocks for a year! I love your orange piggies. I can't wait to see what you make with all of them. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Sue SA said...

Orange pigs look just right somehow, but love the pumpkins the most, especially the taller one, so cute.

Rachel said...

Nice! I like orange. That centennial block is pretty, and it's always nice to have a pieced pieced pattern. ;) Pumpkins are cute too!

PaulaB quilts said...

Good idea to modify that star, a very nice pattern. I hope those piggies don't get loose in your pumpkin patch!

Mystic Quilter said...

Cute orange piggies and neat star, hope you finished up enough pumpkins!

Summer said...

Love the star! So pretty ♥

Magpie Sue said...

You'll be ready next year with your very own pumpkin patch! (Assuming the piggies don't eat them of course.)

Vic in NH said...

"Ahhh, and every year, Charlie Brown, the Great Pumpkin will appear with candy and toys for all the good little children..."

LA Paylor said...

adorable all of it.