Saturday, 18 May 2013

Sapphire



Sapphire, lapis lazuli, I love the colour blue, so I am really enjoying playing with my blue scraps this month for the Rainbow ScrapChallenge.  I had planned on making sapphire coloured hearts this week however when I prewashed the blue fabric it ran, now it is soaking in a salt water bath.  It has already had two vinegar baths; I do hope it sets so I can use it.  Consequently I decided to make blue ScrappyTrip Along blocks.
Sapphire Blue Scrappy Trip Along

I also worked on a couple of cushion tops; this pattern is from the book Pillow Pop: 25 Quick-Sew Projects to Brighten Your Space by Heather Bostic.  Hopefully I’ll post a completed picture soon.
 
Pillow Pop Cushion covers


Did I mention I love blue; I’m glad that blue is an IN colour this year and was able to pick up a pair of sapphire blue jeans (and a skirt).  I think I’ll be loading my wardrobe with blue, to make up for all of seasons when my favourite colour is not available in the stores.
Sapphire Blue Jeans


I think I'll wear these every day, sigh!
Blue bracelets


Oh, the summer night has a smile of light And she sits on a sapphire throne. ~ Barry Cornwall

19 comments:

  1. I love your scrappy trips! And your pillow pops are lovely, too..Julierose

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    1. Thanks Julierose and thank you for stopping by.

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  2. I love your sapphire blue scrappy trip along blocks. Cushion covers, jeans, tee shirt and bracelets, too. You have been busy, girl.

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    1. Thanks Sheila, I'm really enjoying the blues.

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  3. there's just something about scrappy blueness that is heartwarming :)

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  4. Yummy blueness everywhere! Love the scrappy blue trips!

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  5. Even though I always prewash, I had a very upsetting lesson with a red fabric that ran in a finished quilt. I had washed it once and I thought it was enough. Now...if I use a red that I remotely think might bleed I wash more than once to make sure. Good to know that I should be watching the blue fabrics as well!

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    1. Ellen, I find turquoise is an unstable colour, as is red, orange and sometimes chocolate. I had a very pale pink once that bled a lot. I always prewash, just one more opportunity to fondle the fabric.

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  6. Love seeing all your blue inspiration! I have so much blue fabric I'm always thinking of new ways to use it up. A blue and white quilt is definitely on the list. And you've reminded me of my blue glass bead bracelets, too!

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    1. Angie, after reading your post I thought of a lot of other blue trinkets around here, maybe I'll include some pictures next Saturday (if I remember).

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    1. Thanks Sarah, I've enjoyed this week of blue.

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  8. Edith, that's looking lovely. Regards

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    1. Thanks Judi, having fun with blue.

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  10. Such a pretty variety of blues! Love the bracelets... I should pull mine out sometime and actually start wearing them again.

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    1. I'm enjoying the blues Deb, and yes have some fun and do pull those bracelets out.

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