Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Stumped

I shortened this morning's training run :|  I just wasn't in the mood; simply put... and my self-discipline is a bit weak right now.  **sigh**

I came home, had another cup of coffee, read over some blogs, checked in on Paul... and slowly meandered my way downstairs.

The backing for my "Scrappy Picnic" quilt was pieced.  (Do you see the top through the backing fabrics?)  That hawaiian blue SURE stands out!  The backing, top and prepared batting was folded neatly and set aside for when my quilting frame opens up.

Then, I grabbed the next top that needed a backing...my 2011 Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  However, as soon as I spread it out on the carpet......I couldn't accept it being "finished."  It needed a border.........(sorry, didn't take a picture)

off to look at my shelf for inspiration.....

HM!  It IS purple month in Angela's 2012 Rainbow Scrap Challenge, so....this stack of purple bonus triangles from Bonnie's Carolina Christmas (??? was that the name???) a couple of years ago saw some progress today.

Pressed and organized....
I even pulled out all my other bonus triangles that have been thrown into a collection box over the past couple of years.  I figured maybe I'd do a multi-color border or something....
I just kept playing.....sorting....pressing.
And then, pieced into diamonds.

My purple stack was incredibly larger than any other color;  I ended up with 104 "Diamonds!"
SO...I was stuck with purple only.  But after laying them out next to my quilt center..... :\ .... they didn't look that great.
Hmpf.  Now what?......

A stack of 20 pinwheels made from Orca Bay bonus triangles were spied.
And some orange yardage....
playing around....
trying a different orange.  UGH.  Too bright.
Back to the first orange....and throwing in some green....

A new block created!  And I have enough to make 20 blocks.

So now, to come up with a name.  I chose the colors because I've always like these colors together.  Purple is one of my favorite colors;  the green and orange match so well together.... but a name was not coming to me.  So, enter Paul to the conversation....

Me: What's the first thing that comes to mind when I say purple, orange and green?
Paul: (not realizing I'm talking about a block)....**shrugging** .... The Packers and the Vikings fighting over an orange.
Me:  **rolling eyes**
Cassie:  (looking at screen) It looks like a plus sign.  Or a cross.
Paul: (now observing screen)  Dutch windmill.
Me: Blah.  You guys aren't helping.
Paul:  (walking away) Stumped........

So, until further notice, the block is officially being called "Stumped"  (Although the word "field" keeps crawling into my mind).

14 comments:

Andra Gayle said...

Very Nice! Paul's comment sounds like what my son would say...

Candace said...

Near Walt Disney World the town of Kissimmee has lots of green foliage and bright purple poles on the street signs etc. If it were mine, being from Central Florida, I'd call it Kissimmee Sunset.

soscrappy said...

The diamonds remind me of basebal. With all the ball you've been watching lately, maybe diamond fields?

Quilting with Jannette said...

I like soscrappy's "Diamond Fields" suggestion - I was thinking of "Playing Fields"... other than that, I'm stumped too!
I'm not a big fan of either purple of orange, but these blocks work really well together.

Andee said...

Diamond Fields is cute but so is Kissamme Sunset...hmmm! Nice work and I can't wait to see it all come together!

make.share.give said...

I think Stumped is very pretty- love the middle pinwheel

jillquilts said...

Love the block! And I think Dutch Windmill is a great name!

Angie said...

Great block! Doncha just love the creative process?!

Quilter Kathy said...

I love when people post process photos so we can see each of the decisions made along the way...fun!

Elly D said...

Your block looks really good! It looks like a merri-go-round. Looking forward to seeing what you decide on.

Cathy Tomm said...

Yes lots of purple triangle. I have done tons this month too. Your quilt blocks are looking great

Sheila said...

Great purple block! Was fun to watch you work through the process.

Connie said...

Fun block and I like Dutch Windmills!

vtquilter said...

Neat block. I like the Dutch Windmills... but the colors yell Halloween to me. Pumpkin fields?