Saturday, October 11, 2014

Rainbow Scrap Challenge - More Autumn

The temperatures dropped into the low 60's as the high yesterday; a sure sign that autumn is here.  The trees haven't caught up with the temps just yet, many are still green.  However the Sumac and Virginia Creepers are already showing off their fall finery. 

In addition to my efforts to spend at least 15 minutes stitching each day, I've also been trying to get outside and walk each evening after work.  I've been more successful with the stitching goal than the walking goal.  Schedules around here are still a bit crazy with end of year projects at work and Drama Teen still in physical therapy.  

Even though I've been making it to the sewing room for a bit each evening, not much actual stitching has happened.  Before I could start this month's brown Inverted Star block, I had to cut more white squares.  The pieces for the butterfly block had to be cut out as well. I've made progress with the butterfly block, but forgot to get a picture of it.  So all I have to show for scrappy progress is the Inverted Star blocks.

Inverted Star
by Jessica Boschem of Common Threads
available from Craftsy as a free download

Last month's block is almost all stitched together and the beginnings of this month's brown block are up on second the design wall. 

These blocks are going to need to be set soon.  It takes me forever to decide on a setting, so I started playing around in EQ with possibilities.  

It's a start at any rate, it may be too dark.   I'll play some more later, for now I really need to get going on my Saturday chores.  

For more scrappy fun, check out what's going on over at Soscrappy


  1. first of all... get out there and walk. It clears your head.
    Secondly, your blocks are wonderful and I like that setting. Making the choice is the hardest part for me, once the decision is made it's just sewing! LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  2. I have the same problem with getting stuck on figuring out how to set my blocks together.
    Your stars look terrific, and your setting idea will be beautiful.

  3. I agree take the time to take that little walk you will feel so much better. I love the sashing and triangle border you have planned!

  4. I have the same problem. I usually walk away from it for a bit too and then when I come back it works. Can't wait to see it all finished.

  5. I hope things will settle down soon so that you can get back to your walking. I made it out today for the first time this week and it was wonderful! Seeing the inverted stars coming together is going to be fun. I like the star cornerstones, but agree it is a lot of black. The nice thing about EQ is that you can keep playing until you are happy.

  6. Very nice setting you've picked. Maybe the last border is a touch too dark but the dark sashing really make the blocks pop. Great job.

  7. These are going to be nice and I really like what you came up with on EQ.

  8. Love the layout for all these blocks. Im a pink girl so Id maybe go pink or aqua for one of those borders perhaps?

  9. I really like your layout idea so far!

    I hope DT is feeling better every day. Good work trying to get a walk in. It's finally cooled off here, so DH and I have been getting some short walks in for me!

  10. Your stars are beautiful. I like the dark setting.
    A lighter option would be white sashing, keep all those colorful little stars in the corners, do a medium blue or golden butter yellow border, quilt with white thread, and bind with a mix of colorful fun strips.

  11. This is gonna be awesome Kate! What a wonderful use of your RSC14 blocks!

  12. I like your EQ layout -- very pretty! I didn't get a bit of stitching in this past week . . . c'est la vie!! :)

  13. Any step forward is still progress! Don't be too hard on yourself.


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