Saturday, January 24, 2015

Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Twinkling Blues

It's been three weeks since I've shown any progress on this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge project.  There have been no posts because there wasn't anything to post about.  I fixed that this week by getting myself into the sewing room most evenings.  It hasn't been a lot of time each night, usually about 30 minutes, but that has made a difference.  I added two more blue Twinkle Stars to the two I made the first week of the year. 

 Twinkle Stars
Tutorial by Andrea Feldbush of Soscrappy


























Some of the fabrics look black.  They are really just very dark blue.  The plan is to make 6 to 7 blocks each month, with 3 being all the color of the month and the last 3 or 4 with the variable star points made from a contrasting color.  These blocks are great for using up 2.5" and 1.5" scraps.  I'm really enjoying making these little stars and can't wait to see how it looks at the end of the year when there will be a rainbow of colors up on design wall. 

Good progress was also made on moving last year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler to completion.  

 2014 Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler
By Angela Feldbush of Soscrappy

All the rows are sashed and sewn together.  I've started on a pieced border for this quilt.  I don't normally make pieced borders, but this quilt just seemed to need one.  Hopefully I'll have something to show on that next week.  RSCS is my Januray UFO so I'm really hoping to get it to the finished flimsy point by the end of the month.

I'm linking up to Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge post.  Then I'm going to grab my second cup of coffee and check out all pretty blue blocks everyone is making.  

23 comments:

Karen said...

Your blocks do twinkle. They are are pretty. Your rainbow quilt is amazing. I look forward to seeing it finished,

Marly said...

Very twinkly twinkle stars: I love them!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Your sampler is stunning!!! And the twinkle stars do exactly that - they sparkle!!

Angie said...

Your 2014 RSC Sampler looks great! Looking forward to seeing your pieced border!

Scrappy quilter said...

Your twinkle blocks are amazing. Love them!

Val's Creative Life said...

I do too!

Mari said...

Those stars are just darling and your sampler looks great. I agree--a pieced border will be perfect for it.

Nell's Quilts said...

The sampler turned out so well. Love your new project with the twinklers. It was a fun block to put together.

Katie Z. said...

Beautiful!

Frederique said...

Very beautiful Twinkle Stars (even the name is nice!)

My giveaway is still running, you are welcome to enter and win fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop!

MartiDIY said...

Those are beautiful blocks. Hard to believe you can do so much with such small scraps.

Cathy said...

Oh, gosh, those stars are gorgeous.

Sheila said...

Your rainbow sampler is looking GREAT! Looking forward to seeing what you do about a border.

Lynne said...

Love those twinkling stars and your top from last year's blocks is looking great.

Dasha said...

You've done an amazing job there Kate with last year's sampler. It looks stunning. I also love your version of twinkling stars - mine are much simpler.

Dasha said...

PS I also love your blog banner!

Julie in GA said...

Your Twinkle Stars are beautiful, and your RSC sampler is going to be amazing! Can't wait to see how you finish it.

Linda said...

Beautiful beautiful stars.

dq said...

Oh yes, this quilt needs a pieced border. I think all quilts do. I stopped by because your twinkling blue stars really caught my attention. They are gorgeous!

make.share.give said...

Wow. The twinkle stars are precious and your sampler looks amazing. What a good week.

scraphappy said...

Loving your stars so far. The sampler quilt is really coming together nicely! Hope you get it done this month. It hasn't been a UFO for very long:)

Debra said...

Love those twinkle stars!!! It's going to be a beautiful year!

Julie said...

Your stars are beautiful! Lately everyone is showing finished star quilts, and I'm inspired to start in on one. On the other hand, your sampler is fantastic! I need variations of color in a quilt to keep my attention while I'm working, and that would do it. First time I've been here. Lovely work you do.

Julie