Saturday, January 31, 2015

Scrappy Saturday

Last year about this time I was inspired by soscrappy's annual rainbow scrap challenge. It took on a life of its' own however, and became my Grandma's Box of Crayons quilt.



I have been looking at what QuiltDivaJulie has planned for her scraps this year and what she's done so far and I have become inspired again. I'm not going to go whole hog the way Julie is but I thought this would be a good way to try to use up some of the cuts of fabric I have that have become too small to put back in the stash. In the end I decided to make Ohio Stars rather than the Sawtooth Star Sampler blocks Soscrappy (I've forgotten her given name!) has designed for us.

The color for January was to be a medium blue. I had a little trouble coming up with scraps that fit that description but I have three blocks that I think qualify. The fourth is a little dark perhaps. My intention is to make three blocks per month for a twin size quilt at the end of the year.That dark block was made early on which is why I've ended up with four blocks this month.



The color for February is pink. I may have a hard time stopping at three blocks again, but just because I have so much pink in my stash!

10 comments:

Cathy said...

I love this challenge. Your stars are so pretty. I finished a pink scrap quilt last year so I may have a hard time this month with scraps. We'll see!

Scrappy quilter said...

Lovely stars. Although one of my favourite colours is pink, I might not have enough scraps either. I'm going to have to dig deep.

Edith said...

Just love the Grandma's Box of Crayons and it will be nice to see your little stars come together into a 'rainbow' quilt.

Alycia said...

Those are fun blocks! It is really fun to just dig in ;-)

Quiltdivajulie said...

Ohhh - lovely!! (happy to help inspire . . . giggle)

Nell's Quilts said...

The Ohio stars are lovely too. Angela has the sawtooth star quilt planned but I think the Ohio stars will work with the alternate blocks too.

SueR said...

Three blocks a month is an easy pace, right up my alley! Crayon Box is bright and cheerful, and your stars look really nice.

sewyouquilt2 said...

love Grandmas box of crayons. I started with the blue but I may have trouble finding pink in my stash. we will see

Sheila said...

Love your colorful quilt!!!!!
Your blue blocks, too.
Time to play with pink scraps.

Deb A said...

What a great box of crayons.