Saturday, August 5, 2017


It's a natural!

Color me thrilled that the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for August is no color at all.  Time to drag out the neutral bin and get crackin'!

Chunky Churn Dashes
I quickly whipped out three chunky churn dash blocks this morning.  These are so easy because they use strip sizes I already have -- 2-1/2" and 1-1/2".  While I was at it, I made anther yellow one, just because I could.

Yellow CCD
In a way it also qualifies in Angela's definition of neutral.

The main reason I'm thrilled with this month's color is that I was already planning an all neutral quilt!  I had been using cutoff corners from En Provence as leaders and enders to make HSTs.  No particular plan for them yet, but I did put four of them together to make a neutral pinwheel.

3" Pinwheel
I'm sure it will find a place of honor in my new project.  I'll be spending next week at my SILs so I'm taking my overflowing neutral bin with me to get a headstart.  Stay tuned to see how much progress I make.

And in the meantime, hop over to Angela's place (soscrappy) to see how other quilters are planning to use their neutral scraps.


  1. So nice when the colour of the month fits with quilty plans. Enjoy your August sewing.

  2. Have FUN with that bin of LIGHT NEUTRALS (when you're not busy taking care of your SIL!!!)

  3. Love the way your yellow block turned out. Looks light and neutral to me! Have fun visiting your SIL. Hopefully there will still be time to play with fabric.

  4. I am intrigued with your idea of an all neutral quilt! Looking forward to seeing how it progresses!

  5. You got a great start on your all neutral quilt. Hope you get in lots of stitching time this weekend.

  6. I've been planning two scrappy neutral quilts too, so this will be a great month!

  7. All neutrals will make a wonderful quilt. Have fun with it!

  8. Can't wait to see your all-neutrals quilt come together. Quite a change from your high-contrast black & white project. Have fun working on it at your SIL's.

  9. Your timing couldn't be better for your,should be a good project. Have fun!

  10. That's going to be one subtle quilt! Looking forward to it!


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