Wonderful World of Color Blog Hop Day 3

Joan from Moosestash Quilting is hosting this month’s hop. Isn’t it just the perfect theme for spring? After the very long winter and never ending spring we all need Color to get us n the mood for sunshine and summer!

I started off thinking of flowers and sunshine, rainbows and prisms when this blog was announced.

I’ve been playing a lot with bright happy colors this winter which isn’t my normal palette.

I pieced a few quilts from leftovers or my scrap bins:

Instead I thought of Clarke’s little sister, Grace. She is rapidly growing, but not yet ready for a big girl bed, being only 1 year old and a bit of a wanderer.

I thought I would like to have a handy way for her Mom and Dad to record her height as she grows so I pulled out my scrap bins and orphan blocks and got to work.

The idea originated from re-arranging my sewing space and finding a cloth tape measure which had a tear in it. I used some orphan blocks and some scraps to make a bright panel (all colored fabrics I could find were used) which will be hung at the appropriate height. It is complete with a hanging pocket in the back and I have it parcelled up with a new acid free permanent marker to take with me when I go see them at the end of the month.

Our little Grace has become very attached to her babies since her sister passed away and she always has one in hand. I thought a fun little quilt for her babies would also be a great little something for her to play with.

I always enjoy doing Bargello quilts so it was a fun, quick little finish (36” square). It’s quilted and squared up and I’m ready to attach the binding.

Just needs the binding now.

The final project I wanted to share just because of all the pretty colors is this quilt top which I’m working on. It’s made of donated blocks from Denise. The batiks just make me smile every time I look at it. The border fabric I want to use is at the studio so this will be added to my WIP list until I can get to the studio to finish it.

Aren’t these blocks just incredibly colourful and pretty?

This is today’s schedule of bloggers. I’m heading over now to see what they have created to share with all of our inspiration.

Patchouli Moon Studio

Quilting Gail

Quilt Schmilt. You are here!

Words & Stitches

Quilted Delights

Lynn’s Blog

I’d like to thank Carol, Carla and Joan, the fabulous threesome who take turns hosting our monthly hops and keep coming up with such fun themes to challenge us to come up with projects to inspire you to come up with your ideas or versions of our projects.

I’d also like to thank the bloggers who take part in the hop. I try to visit each and every one to show some quilty love and appreciation for their work to inspire us, by commenting on their posts.

Thank you for stopping by. Carol

Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

36 thoughts on “Wonderful World of Color Blog Hop Day 3

  1. Beautiful projects! The grow chart is a great idea and I bet Grace will love the bargello quilt! Thanks for sharing all those projects!

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  2. I love all your colorful projects and I might just have to make a growth chart of my own here. What a great idea. I love the bargello quiltie you make for Grace. My hugs to her and the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers daily.

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  3. So many sweet and colorful projects happening here. I love that growth chart…what a great idea! Little Grace will love her bargello quilt for her doll, I’m sure. Thank you for sharing all the colorful pretties, Carol! xo

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    1. Thank you Colette. During the pandemic I started challenging myself to get creative with my orphan blocks and scraps and luckily there is so much inspiration on the internet!

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    1. Thank you so much. I love Bargello quilts and the fun of putting the fabrics together. I think I’m the lucky one to have such a sweet little great granddaughter. She has really helped us all keep it together these past weeks.

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  4. Carol that grow quilt is just adorable – what a great idea! And you are amazing – you just whip up a Bargello quilt in no time flat – lol I can hardly even say “Bargello” 😀 I know little Grace will enjoy a quilt for her babies.

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  5. I love all your colorful projects, Carol. What a great idea to make Gracie a growth chart, as well as a dollie quilt. Continued prayers for you and your family.

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