This month the colour for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is dark blue. This fun challenge is run by Angela of Sew Scrappy. Blue is my favourite colour to wear and I seemed to have amassed quite a collection of this colour in my stash from light to dark. Strange as it seems, although I love to wear blue, I haven’t really stitched much in this colour range. It seems a “cold” colour for furnishings, I feel.
I made a real mess rummaging through my blue baskets, pulling bits of fabric out for this month’s RSC blocks. No lights, or medium, I was on the hunt for darkish blue. If possible, I like to use up smaller pieces if I can, but sometimes, I just have to cut a chunk off a larger piece. I stitched my two Asterisk blocks first, using up a few more selvedges.
The blue Bow Tie blocks were next, and once cut out, they are quite quick to assemble. But I made an error in the cutting, when I discovered that my bonus HSTs were smaller than the previous ones I had made. Seems I took a guess how small to cut the little squares and I was wrong! Never mind, I won’t be redoing these blocks.
Bow Tie blocks and bonus HSTs
Winter has now arrived in our part of the world, so that means soup time. I felt rather virtuous when I simmered the carcass of our roast chicken dinner to make chicken stock. With lots of veggies added to the stock, and a handful of soup mix (split peas and barley) it was a tasty soup indeed. Just the thing for lunch on chilly days.
I love home made soup