Friday, October 7, 2016

RSC16 week 41

FALL FROLIC

The yellow and orange Rainbow Scrap Challenge fall colors are fun to work with this month.  For the Modern HST Sampler this week I chose to do an alternate 12-inch block called Frolic, taken from Patchwork Square web site, which I used for my last Modern HST Sampler block.  The diagram shows a blank center spot, which I filled with the perfect fall leaf fabric, so I call it Fall Frolic.



Just looking at this block makes me feel so happy, remembering my father raking up piles of leaves for us to jump in, and then baking potatoes in the burning pile.  

My October boat is a sturdy one with a really solid-looking keel.  It can take being tossed around by a hurricane.  My uncle always rode out storms on his boat so it would not crash into a dock or be blown ashore.  He never lost any of his boats.


Here is another of my antique small quilts, probably made about the 1870's to 1890's.  It is sturdy and in good condition.  The outer border is a four-color print of a paisley type.  It could have been used for a hot pad.


Tonight we are going to finally have weater in the forties, which should bring out the leaf colors at last.

May all of you have good quilting time this week and perhaps meet a goal or two.  I will be linking up at the following blogs.  Please join me to see all the excellent quilt projects.

Rainbow Scrap Challenge at 


19 comments:

  1. liking the frolic must make one of those too, lovely antique piece you have shared today

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  2. frolic is a really cool block. Like! Even more I like the personal stories you shared... took me to a place where I could hear kids squealing, running around safe while parent raked, crisp air. Amazing that your uncle survived the rough seas. Watching the rough ocean recently reminded me of the power of water and I moved back a bit!
    LeeAnna

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  3. What a pretty block and it just sparkles with the fabrics you selected. What a pretty quilt a bunch of them would make all together.

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  4. A very pretty block all decked in those autumn colors. Enjoy your fall weather.

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  5. What a lovely block! I like the fall print in the center especially.

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  6. I love that HST block, Paula! The fall colors are definitely some of my favorites, too.

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  7. That looks like a very fun block to sew!

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  8. What a cute boat and I look forward to seeing your armada. And they can set sail under a starry sky.

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  9. Fall Frolic is a neat block - you're right, it does conjure memories of Autumn!

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  10. That's a beautiful block, especially in the colors you've chosen for it! Perfect for fall.
    And the wee quilt is adorable!
    I love your boat, too. That print for the hull is really appealing - it reminds me of the last pan of cinnamon rolls, where you've really crowded them in because there aren't enough for two batches even though there are too many for one. 8)

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  11. The Frolic block is very bright and cheerful. It looks like they form ribbons around the square.

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  12. RSC Color of the Month all present and accounted for in your blocks. No sewing for me this weekend, I'm afraid. Sweet little antique!

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  13. Very pretty block! It is definitely fall here - my yard is full of leaves. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

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  14. No Fall (Autumn) weather down here in New Zealand. It's Spring, and I enjoyed sitting outside this morning at the picnic table with a cup of coffee and a quilt magazine! In between finishing off a cushion for my grand-daughter, and doing the ironing.
    Lovely colours in your blocks.

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  15. Your two blocks are wonderful! And thank you for sharing your antique mini. It's gorgeous!!

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  16. A cute sailboat and I love your "mini" that you have shared with us.

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  17. Very nice blocks - and I enjoyed the back stories too! I hadn't heard of http://www.patchworksquare.com/ but will be putting it on my list of sites to visit! Thank you for sharing!

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  18. Wow, that's some block! Good job!

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  19. Lovely Fall Frolic block! I hope you get your colored leaves soon!!

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