Saturday, September 19, 2015

Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Planning with Orange

It's been a week and I'm glad it's over. I'm ready for a weekend and a chance to readjust my sanity level.  It got way out of wack this week.  Nothing major, just a lot of meetings that made it hard to get much work done.  Unfortunately, I don't see that next week is going to be much different, so I better work really hard on the sanity adjustment this weekend.  Housework may just have to wait for a change.  

All the black Twinkle Stars finally got finished last week.  

Twinkle Stars, Tutorial by Andrea Feldbush of Soscrappy

I really like this set of blocks.  Hopefully they won't be so dark as to look funny mixed in with all the other bright blocks.  The big design wall is full at the moment, so there hasn't been a chance to throw up all the blocks and see how things are coming along.  Hopefully there will be a chance to do that next month so I can see what blocks are needed to finish off the design.  

I've started a couple of the orange Twinkle Star blocks, but alas have nothing completed to show off this week.  So my orange block this week will have to a virtual one.  



I first saw this block done all in pink over at Maureen's Mystic Quilter blog.  It got pinned to my Pinterest board so I wouldn't forget it.  Then yesterday I came across the pattern this block comes from.  It's called Geese Migration, designed by Cynthia Brunz.  It was a free down load from Sew Mama Sew.  I'm thinking this would be a great block for next year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  I have a lot of 2.5" strips that were cut for the Twinkle Star blocks this year, this block would use up some of those.  I did some playing around in EQ and came up with this as a preliminary plan. 

Geese Migration by Cynthia Brunz

I love how black really makes the colors pop.  But I've been wanting to try gray as a background fabric too. 

Geese Migration by Cynthia Brunz

I would definitely make the blocks in the full spectrum of colors, these EQ mock ups are for me to see if it's a project I really want to make.  There are some other color placement options to play with before a final decision is made.  But I see lots of potential with this project.   Trouble is there are a couple of other potential scrappy projects for next year that I'd love to make.  Good thing I've got a few months to play around and decide what to make next year.  

There are lots of very vivid oranges on display over at Soscrappy.  I'm going to grab a second cup of coffee and go flirt with the temptation of all those fun projects.  

19 comments:

  1. That's a cool design and a good way to use up bits. Thanks for the link. Think I'll put it on my list for next year.

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  2. Oh, virtual quilts are so much fun! Best of all, they come together so much more quickly than the real ones. Looks like a great block for next year, regardless of which way you set it.

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  3. The black does make them pop but that grey reminds me of ice, snow, mist, fog...I like it a lot!

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  4. Thanks for the reminder about that block, I'd seen it before too, and think it would be great for next year's block. I've definitely conquered flying geese with this year's block. Your black twinkle stars are stunning.

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  5. wowie! I love this post. Now I want to make the twinkle blocks next year. You've made the other blocks sing too. LeeAnna

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  6. I love that flying geese block... it would be a great scrap user, and not too difficult to piece, with just enough sewing to keep my interest.

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  7. Oh yeah, I evernoted that flying geese block too as a potential RSQ for next year. So many choices - but how nice that you can experiment virtually before committing to a project for the year.

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  8. thank you for those virtual quilts, and well done Cynthia for that inspirational block. Those twinkle stars are amazing! I do so want to make some of those.

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  9. The orange block would be great in all the intense colors. I prefer the black background because those jewels really glow. Whatever you come up with will be a winner, so good luck!

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  10. If you don't think the black blocks go with the rest, just make MORE and turn them into their own quilt!! It will look FABULOUS!!!

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  11. The black Twinkle Stars look great - I hope they make the grade for the final quilt lay-out! Geese Migration looks like it has lots of RSC possibilities.

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  12. I love the black sparkle stars - very effective colour scheme! I also like what you've planned with the Geese Migration block.

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  13. Great mockups of the Geese Migration. The colors pop so well off the black background version.

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  14. Love the colors on the black . . . Maureen's quilt was great, and your version will be, too!

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  15. The blocks look good against the black background. But I REALLY like them with the GRAY.
    As always, I love your awesome star blocks!

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  16. I think your black Twinkle Stars will add a good contrast to all the bright colors, just scatter them evenly around the quilt top.
    Love that Geese Migrations block! It looks great with either the black or grey background.

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  17. Nice looking block for next year too

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  18. Pleased to see that you are thinking of ming a quilt with this block. I only made four of the blocks as I found I was spending a lot of time getting the perfect piece of fabric! At that time I had a lot going on in my life. However, The pattern by Cynthia was in a magazine and that inspired my blocks.

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  19. I love your black stars. Great idea for next year's RSC too. I could use an EQ program right about now help me figure out what I want to do with my stacks of orange prints (those that are too big for the RSC effort).

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