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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Choosing Dark Blue for RSC

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.

Asterisk blocks

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


Michelle Ridgway said...

You have done really well with your blues. Yummm! I can smell that soup from here x

Janice said...

Your blocks turned out well. I haven’t even started mine as yet. It’s funny how some colours don’t feature much in our stash. I’m impressed that you made your own stock. I’m certainly not that good. I bet the soup tasted extra special with real stock.

Jo said...

I enjoy reading your blog but I don't know why I still cannot see your photos

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

homemade soup is always good and the thicker the better I always think. I have one of RSC quilts caught up with the blue done but still have the other to work on - I will try to this week

The Joyful Quilter said...

Nice job on your blocks of dark BLUE (and that soup looks delicious!!

Susie H said...

I love soup and your looks delicious! Never thought of putting barley and split peas together in my soups. Your blocks look great!

Auntie Em said...

What an interesting way to use selvedges in your asterisk blocks. So very creative.
In my part of the world we are going into the warmer weather but your soup sounds very yummy for any time of year.

Tired Teacher said...

Soup is yummy all year long! Love your blue blocks.