I’ve done a little more Rainbow Scrap sewing in orange this week, working on my four patch blocks.There’s not a great deal of orange in my stash, but I found enough to make these. The idea for the larger blocks was borrowed from Academic Quilter’s blog. The smaller blocks are simple framed four patches, and both these blocks will eventually find themselves in donation quilts.
Orange four patch blocks
Call me crazy, but I’ve decided to start another RSC project. There is a reason behind this statement, of course. I seem to have an awful lot of strips and strings in a couple of big bags, which I want to pare down and dispose of. Quite truthfully, I really don’t like working with strips less than 2.5in wide, and there are plenty of narrower strips in these two bags. I found enough orangey coloured strips to make a string pieced block, so that’s a start, and I’ll do the other colours as they get their turn.
Orange string block
Seems I’ve accumulated a whole heap of white and cream strips of various width too, all offcuts from various projects over the years. So I’ve decided to make some neutral string blocks with these – they could come in handy for something or other. I really want to just get rid of another bag or two of “stuff”. Or maybe I’ll just shove it all it the bin when I get sick and tired of looking at them!
In Covid news, most of New Zealand is now in Level 2, except Auckland, which still has Covid cases popping up each day so remains in Level 4. We can get out and about during Level 2, so caravanning here we come! Scanning the QR codes on entering business is now mandatory, as is wearing masks when going into shops, malls, and the like. Libraries are now open, and we can go out for lunch, dinner or just a coffee too. And no, we don't have to try and eat with out masks on, although there are rules about spaced out seating and table service. So things are moving along well here.
Down to Level 2
The weather has been all over the place this last week, freezing cold days with heavy rain so we were quite happy to stay home and hibernate. Then today the sun has come out and it’s starting to warm up again, a rather pleasant Spring day. We even had a sprinkling of snow on the Tararua Ranges behind our village the other day, which always looks pretty.
Snow on the Ranges