Saturday, December 20, 2014

Rainbow Scrap Project - Sidelined

It's hard to believe Christmas is less than a week away.  The preparations for the holiday have pulled me away from the sewing room.  Well, that and things like waiting on the dryer repair man, baking cookies, and standing in line at the post office.  What time I've been in the sewing room has been focused on making progress with Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion mystery.  This weekend the focus will be on getting the binding and label on Scrappy Stars.  It's supposed to be a Christmas gift, so it needs to get done before Tuesday.  

I've done some stitching on the Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler, but not enough for it to look much different than last week.  I'm still working on the gray Inverted Star. 

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

It needs a few more HSTs and 4 squares before it can be stitched up.  Some of the colors look almost brown in the photo, they look much more gray in real life. 

I've been playing on the computer with the Twinkle Star blocks that are the planned project for next year's challenge.  The aim is to develop a secondary pattern in the quilt.  I wasn't a big fan of all the white space created when the block corners are just white squares, but sashing the blocks and adding corner stones fixes that problem.  





Here are a few other possibilities.  







There is a little bit of time before I have to settle on a final block for next year's challenge.  

That's it for me this week.  Happy Holidays and may all your holiday preparations go smoothly.  You can check out more scrappy projects over at Soscrappy.  

14 comments:

scraphappy said...

I think the original block had a small square in the outer corner of each block. Set with cornerstones, they would give a nice nine patch as a secondary design. I love the triangles though as a churn dash effect. Maybe a tiny bit smaller to give the blocks a tiny bit more space? So many design possibilities. I just love new quilts!

Chantal said...

Love the second option best but they are all beautiful.

Kate said...

Ooh, I like the second or third option. I still haven't decided on a setting for this year's RSC...or a block for next year.

Marly said...

Nice designs; I like the snowball corners most. How do they look without sashings and cornerstones?

Kevin the Quilter said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Kate! I have to be honest........I LOVE the first "possibility" you posted! You could use up even more scraps of various colors in the HST's in the corners!

Jo said...

All the designs look good. It is a hard decision though

Deb A said...

Such pretty settings. I like the last one and first one. Good luck on your selection. It will look great no matter which setting you choose.

Val's Creative Life said...

I like how bright the first one is. Reminds me of a kaliedescope

Sheila said...

Oh my! I like the second and third options. So much fun.

Lynne said...

Some great inspiration for 2015 there!

I finally downloaded "Inverted Stars" today!

Cathy said...

I like the second option with the different colored backgrounds!

Julie in GA said...

Great looking plans for the Twinkle Stars. I like the second to last choice with the grey.
I am still trying to decide what to make next year.

Katie Z. said...

I love the second to last option, but they're all beautiful!

Cathy Tomm said...

I love the layout of the 3rd star quilt. WOW!