We had a 50% chance of getting some rain on Thursday evening. Thunder could be heard off in the distance but the rain avoided my area.
It’s been pretty dry here lately but after a brief morning shower a week or so ago, I did get a shot of a rainbow over my neighbor’s house.
Originally a double, the double was fading fast, but I thought what was left of the single one would be nice for the Rainbow Scrap Quilts post :)
I just joined this challenge the last week of August, and I’d made a few dark scrap orange peel blocks that week.
- I finished another one this week, and there’s one more in the works but I have not finished appliqueing it yet.
- Because I generally have one or two applique projects going on, I thought that I might start something else for these monthly colors as well, so that I don’t get bogged down with just orange peel applique.
- I chose a pattern from an old book, Encyclopedia of Classic Quilt Patterns. It’s a quilt called “In the Bleak Midwinter” done with all dark colors. I thought that it would work nicely with a variety of colors as well, so I’ve made one dark block, and since September’s color is orange, a few orange ones.
- Here and there I have been making Granny Square blocks, and I thought that it might be fun to do one in oranges…using up some scraps from a recently made baby quilt.
Since September’s color is orange I took a few shots around my yard of what is going on in the spectrum of orange. First of all…this sunflower. It appears to be orange at first glance, but closeup it’s a myriad of shades:
And a collage of a few other oranges… ( dahlia, trumpet vine, monarch, nasturtium, tomatoes, sunflower )
The lovely hostess of this party is not only a quilter but a RockStar Teacher! :) See the news story HERE.
A teaser…“The top public school in all of Florida, according to a survey by Newsweek, is in Melbourne. West Shore Junior/Senior High School has taken the No. 1 spot.
In Angela Feldbush’s 9th grade science class at West Shore…”
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