Saturday, August 25, 2018

Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Orange is a Wrap

I am ready for a weekend, it was a really long week.  I need to catch up on a few work things, but I'll wait for tomorrow for that. My brain needs a bit of a rest from budgets and emails. 

I got an early start on my mental health treatments for the weekend by heading to my sewing room right after dinner.  I wanted to finish off the orange Squared Away blocks as this is the last weekend in August. 


 Squared Away Sampler
designed by Mari (The Academic Quilter) and Angela (Soscrappy
)

My paler oranges aren't as bright as I usually go.  I'm hoping these will look OK with all the other blocks.  

Twinkle Stars is up on the design wall at the moment, so there's not really any place to lay out all the Squared Away blocks.  I'll put them all up when Twinkle Stars comes down next month.  I've been wondering about how I'm going to set all these, so I did a bit of mucking about in EQ8.  This is my lead contender at the moment. 


 Squared Away Sampler
designed by Mari (The Academic Quilter) and Angela (Soscrappy
)


I definitely like the on point setting, though it will need two more blocks than the plan, but I'm OK picking a couple of blocks and making two more.  I like the idea of a pastel for the sashing and the setting triangles.  Not sure it will be teal, it depends on what's in the stash.  At least I've got a good starting spot.  I usually end up stalling on finding a setting and my RSC blocks end up hanging about in UFO-land for several years.  I'm trying to not let that happen this year.    
Linking up with Soscrappy for this week's Rainbow Scrap Challenge and on Sunday with Quilting is More Fun than Housework's Oh Scrap.  

16 comments:

Julie in GA said...

Your orange Squared Away blocks are beautiful, and I love your setting plan! Those blocks would look great set on point!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your Squared Away blocks look great! I really like the yellow/orange fabric in the center block. That's a fun idea for the setting, too!

Barbara said...

Great looking blocks, and I like your EQ mock-up. Nice that you’ve already got a head start on your weekend down time.

Mari said...

Your blocks look great! I don't have EQ, but your design is exactly how I set my Squared Away blocks. They look fantastic this way! Have a restful weekend!

Frédérique said...

Pretty blocks, and I love your setting!

chrisknits said...

Oh how I love orange!!! Those blocks are so pretty and I love the setting you have decided upon.

Katie Z. said...

Your setting plans look great! Good luck with your treatment.

Sandra Walker said...

Love your oranges! Oh I like the on-point setting!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Your orange blocks are lovely!

maggie fellow said...

I like the on point setting - your oranges are so pretty

Sara said...

Love your setting plan. On point is one of my favorite ways to go.

Angie said...

Great setting for your RSC blocks - I hope you don't let them marinate too long!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Nice work getting that last ORANGE block out of the way (and figuring out a design plan for the Sampler blocks, too!!)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your layout looks great. Now that you have a plan, it will be easier to get it done! Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Emily said...

I like your mock up! The softer sashing looks nice. Good luck!

Jennifer said...

Great orange blocks and really like the quilt layout too.