Saturday, 25 January 2014

Rainbow Scrappy Last Saturday in January for blue.

Hello everyone,

This week I made the little blue cross blocks to go in the border for my Rainbow Scrappy ‘Boxed In’ project.  (I must apologise for the quality of the pictures in this post as the light isn’t very good at this time of year).   Here are they are on their own:Rainbow Scrappy little cross blocks_Jan14

Here they are with the blue Boxed In block:

Rainbow Scrappy blocks done Jan14

And here is the project so far with blocks I made last year.  I haven’t set all the little cross blocks around, just a selection.:

Rainbow Scrappy_at_Jan14

I also ripped and re-stitched the little orange crosses which I had done the other way round last year.  I couldn’t settle to them being different to the others.

I thought I’d show you the 6 Rainbow Scrappy blocks I made in the first year I joined in with Angela’s of Soscrappy’s Rainbow Challenges.  I didn’t get far with them that  year.  Anyway, I’ve put them up on my batting design wall and I’m thinking about what to do next.  I’m considering that  I’ll add blocks of the colours I missed as they come around.   They will be 12” finished.   Here they are:Rainbow Sampler Blocks from 2012

I have also joined up with Leah Day’s Building Blocks Quilt Along, where we will be working on a block a week to piece and then free machine quilt.  I decided to choose colours alongside the colour of the month for the RSC.  Here is my first blue block pieced and quilted.  I’m in the middle of quilting my 2nd one and the third I’ll do next week.  My FMQ is a little wobbly but that’s okay.  This is a learning experience and hopefully, I’ll end up with a nice cuddly quilt for the sofa.

Building Blocks 4 patches Jan3 14

Lastly, I finally got around to making some marmalade.  The only one I make is a 5 fruit one.   The fruits in the recipe I use are Oranges, Lemons, Grapefruit, Pear and Bramley Apple.   However, since my DH and a few others which I share with are on medication with which they can’t eat grapefruit, I have replaced the grapefruit with limes.  Here’s a picture I took just as the fruit was starting to cook in the pan:

Five Fruit Marmalade cooking2 jan 14

That’s me for this week.   I hope you will hop over to Soscrappy’s blog to check out all the other blue projects being done this month.  Lots of eye candy I can promise you ;0)   I can’t wait to find out what the colour will be for February. 

Happy Stitching!



  1. Your boxed in blocks look great. It would be nice if you are able to get the quilt finished this year.

  2. First, how could I have forgotten your 12 inch rainbow scrappy blocks. They look fabulous! Definitely worth finishing off for a nice quilt by the end of the year. I like the crosses with the scrap happy blocks too. I still keep pondering another on of those quilts. Such a fun pattern. Home made marmalade! Yum. I'll bet the house smells delicious.

  3. It will be well worth it to finish the projects. Your blocks are beautiful. You've had a busy week with so much to show for it.

  4. Ohhh I like that boxed in block set with the crosses. Your rainbow blocks are awesome - love the curves in them. I'll bet your house smells wonderful with that fruit cooking down.

  5. You have lots of beautiful scrappy blocks. I really like your boxed blocks with the crosses.

  6. Wow you've been busy. Leah Day is brilliant and what a great way to practice FMQ on different blocks. And speaking as somebody who does wobbly a lot - it rocks.

  7. I love all your scrappy rainbow blocks and can't wait to see more of them!

  8. The marmalade sounds heavenly! Your quilting blocks are heavenly too!

  9. I love your blocks. I'll enjoy watching you make more this year.

  10. Elly
    I just checked further, and you do have "no reply" status. When I click your name - no email address. Compare it to Angela's. Follow the instructions in the link I posted and you can make a Blogger profile. Deleting Google+ altogether, however seems to be a risky business: a case of baby and bath water.

  11. Love your blocks Elly! Especially all the little crosses in different colours. BTW I make marmalade too, and I find I just throw in any fruit which I have at hand. The last lot of 5 fruit I made, I put in oranges, lemons, grapefruit, mandarins & limes. I have given lots away and everyone has been complementary. All I do is make sure that the ratio of fruit to sugar to water is as per recipe.

  12. Your Boxed In blocks are going to make such a fun quilt Elly!!! I love all that wonderful color and the crosses swirling around the blocks - yum!!!

  13. Your blocks are gorgeous. Funny you have been making marmalade. I made a batch yesterday. I don't have a five fruit one, it sounds yummy, I'll look it up!