Not Blue, Not Green

This months rainbow scrappy challenge is for aqua, teal, turquoise - not green and not blue scrap fabrics.

Luckily, I have a lot of scrap fabrics in this palette and was spoiled for choice when making my scrappy quarter log cabin blocks.

I ended up making 12 blocks but the month is still young, so plenty of time to add to this pile of teal and turquoise prettiness.

Like in previous months, I've also made up my scrappy hexagon flowers and they're ready to applique to my black/white backgrounds. I save those for the evening when we sit down to watch television.

Today, I also pulled out my Midnight at the Oasis quilt from a drawer. I added an extra border and then pieced the backing fabric. The quilt is now pin basted and ready to quilt. 


At this stage, I'm planning to stitch in the ditch around all of the borders and then add some hand quilting with Aurifil 12 wt threads for fun and texture.

I also want to thank everyone who left me messages of support and checked in with me after the passing of my mum. It's been a very difficult week with emotions running high. On Monday, we had her funeral and laid her to rest. As we're in lockdown here right now, the funeral service was limited to 10 people which made it very difficult for her family and friends who couldn't attend. 

Hopefully we can have some sort of memorial once life re-opens and re-starts. We've been locked down for 7.5 weeks now and with the number of daily cases still on the increase, I'm not sure this lockdown will finish at the end of the month as initially announced by our state premiere. 

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  1. that is a beautiful original looking quilt you share it is a beauty. So sorry to hear the news that your mother died - that is hard to get through and then to have it be limited on attendance also.

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    1. Thanks Karen. It's been tough for our family and especially for dad who can't really move forward until this lockdown is lifted.
      I do love this quilt by Jen Kingwell. There are places where my blocks didn't quite fit right, so I've added extra bits here and there, playing along with the scrappiness of it. It's all basted and ready to quilt now :)

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  2. Love those Blocks - they are beautiful! and oh boy - Midnight at the oasis - that is going to be a stunner. Sending you hugs - losing your mom is so tough... I hope you will continue to have good memories of her. Its okay to grieve. and I am sure you know this - but it hits you at just the weirdest times..... Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Alycia. Gosh you are right - it does hit at the oddest times. Mum was my go-to person and since I moved out of home over 20 years ago, we chatted every day. Whenever I made something, whether it be food, a cake, a new pillow or quilt, I'd take a picture to show her. Feeling a little bit lost right now, to be honest.

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  3. Such a sad and difficult time made even harder by the pandemic. Sending a hug to you as you grieve.
    Midnight at the Oasis is spectacular! And, you have wonderful aqua scraps.

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    1. Thanks very much for your kind message. It's certainly a tough time for me (and my family) right now. I do love Midnight at the Oasis quilt and there are so many beautiful versions to look at on Instagram.

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  4. It is an incredibly cruel time for families and loved ones. So sorry for your loss. Our mental and spiritual health is certainly taking a beating.

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  5. Anorina, my heart is heavy for you and your family. I know this fresh raw grief so well. Take good care of yourself and your loved ones. 🙏🏼❤️

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    1. Thanks Rosemary. It's been really tough (especially with limited visits at the end). Now I'm looking forward to this lockdown ending so we can move forward.

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  6. Pretty aqua blocks and good luck with quilting Oasis.

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    1. Thanks Karen. It's all basted and ready to start quilting today.

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  7. Soo pretty the oasis quilt !
    Always been my goal to do some big medallion type quilt
    With mega borders:)

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    1. It's really lovely one although thank goodness it's so scrappy because not all of my blocks seemed to fit as nicely as they should have ;-)

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  8. The aqua is definitely your colour and I am sure it will be a dominant colour in the quilts or whatever you make from all these colour blocks. I love you Midnight at the oasis it will look great when you finish it. Lockdown sucks in all different ways just treasure the memories of your mum and look after your dad

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    1. Thanks Lianne. I do love turquoisey, aquarie, teal.

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  9. Sending quilty hugs at this difficult time, Anorina! So sorry to hear of your Mum's passing. Hoping that you will find comfort in your quilting.

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  10. sorry for the loss of your mother. were your children able to have a closeness with Nana even though living far apart

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  11. Sorry you are experiencing this sorrowful time. You are lucky to have such loving memories of your mother. Treasure them please and be thankful she was so good to you. Peace be with you.

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  12. Aqua and teal are such pretty colours. Funnily enough, I see quite a few fabrics there that I have or had in my stash. It will be good to start working on the next stage of Midnight at the Oasis.

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  13. I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May God hold you tenderly and give you strength, comfort, and peace at just the right times in your grief journey. Blessings…

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  14. I'm so very sorry to hear about your mom. My mom passed away in September of 2019 and it is so very hard. My sympathies to you and your family.

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  15. Firstly, condolences Anorina for the loss of your beautiful mum. It is a loss we never get over...we somehow learn to live with it. It is indeed a journey. May the memories you have of her help sustain you in coming days. Although your lockdown does not seem to be doing its job.... Love the turquoise/jade/aqua - that is the colour palette that dominates my stash. Your "Oasis" quilt certainly deserves to be finished and admired! Stay safe....x

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  16. I love the colours in the log cabin blocks. Your other quilt is gorgeous, Anorina. xx

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  17. Really sorry to hear about your Mum, we have had one family funeral in April last year, at that time only 3 people were able to attend, she had 5 children, I know it was really difficult to decide who would be there and who would be relegated to zoom. I hope that every one present in which ever way felt a part of the day. Sending you crafty hugs from England

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