Saturday, October 20, 2018

Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Playing with Colors

It's Fall Break in our neck of the woods this week.  The Scientist in Training is home for the long weekend.  I expect she'll sleep in this morning as she didn't get the chance to yesterday as her car had to go in for service.  That meant an early departure for Tulsa yesterday morning. But she got some shopping and cheesecake out of that deal.  While she's sleeping in, I'm hoping to get caught up on email and my blog reading before heading out to the local quilt shop for the second Christmas Mystery Quilt clue. 

There's been a fair amount of scrappy sewing going on.  Two of October's Squared Away blocks are up on the design wall. 


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

There's not much dark or sage greens in my stash, so I decided to switch to red-violet for this month's blocks.  These may look purple, but they definitely are more "pinkish" then my purple blocks.  I've got the background cut for the last block, but don't have the focus fabric cut yet.  The last block should get finished this weekend.  Then I can play with layout and sashing options for the whole set.  Maybe I'll actually get this year's Rainbow Scrap Project finished before I start next year's.  Thank you Angela and Mari for such a fun RSC project this year.  

The other scrappy project sharing design wall space with the Squared Away blocks is my 2014 RSC projected, the Inverted Star blocks. 


Inverted Star:  Center blocks by Jessica Boschem of Common Threads
available from Craftsy as a free download.  Setting by Kate

The scrappy sawtooth stars for the next border have been moved here and there on the design wall this week, but a final layout did finally come out of all the fiddling.  I'm hoping to get all the sawtooth star blocks stitched together this weekend.  

Linking up with Soscrappy for this week's Rainbow Scrap Challenge party and on Sunday, linking up with Oh Scrap.  

22 comments:

Mari said...

Love the red-violets! And your Inverted Stars quilt is amazing! Love all the colors in there.

Julie in GA said...

I love the layout for your Inverted Stars quilt--fabulous blocks, and the little sawtooth stars make a great border!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

The red-violet blocks are a great idea - it's all about using what we have, right?! I really like your inverted stars project! The border stars look like they're dancing!

grammajudyb said...

I'm star-struck! I love the inverted star quilt! And the scrappy star border...is amazing! Great job. Is the border fabric all the same, or is it scrappy too? Just wondering!

Frédérique said...

Beautiful red-violet blocks! And I love your Star quilt, the border is so great with those little stars!

MissPat said...

The Inverted Star blocks make such a happy looking quilt especially with the dancing star border. Looking forward to seeing your squared away blocks sewn together.
Pat

Cathy said...

Wow, what a fantastic setting for your inverted stars quilt. They DO look like they’re dancing! And as a proponent of “dancing” quilts, I think you should name it Dancing With the Stars! Oh, and those red-violet blocks are gorgeous!!

Angie in SoCal said...

Your inverted star quilt is gorgeous. Just might be my scrappy block for next year. Great setting and that can be the leader and ender project.

Katie Z. said...

Your stars look amazing!

gayle said...

That sawtooth star border is PERFECT! Your quilt is gorgeous!

make.share.give said...

Your Inverted Stars are beautifully bright!

Sandra Walker said...

Isn't is BIZARRE that I can comment in a popup using my Google account?! But here I am, and I'm so IN LOVE with the 2014 Inverted Star quilt - that border just sings! It's such a fun all-year project, isn't it?

Lynne Stucke said...

How awesome is that Inverted Star quilt???? TOTALLY! I love everything about it. Just. Plain. Super!!!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Love the inverted star! and yay !! for fall break!!!

Jayne said...

The inverted Star quilt captures my attention! It's so beautiful!

Meloney said...

I love, love, love your inverted stars quilt. It's bright, it is a wonderful design.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your quilt top is beautiful! And the twinkling border is perfect. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Pamela said...

Star quilts are a favorite of mine, and your's is beautiful!

karenbbsnow said...

Star quilts are always special, and I love yours, the border really shines.

Nann said...

What a wonderful border design for the inverted stars!

Emily said...

Wow, the sawtooth star border looks fantastic! Great choice! This is so beautifully colorful!

Quilter Kathy said...

Amazing star border...love it!