Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Works in Progress Wednesday

Getting involved in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge has borne additional fruit (just as I hoped it would!). I've been wanting to start making blocks for twin size quilts for my twin granddaughters. The Ohio Star blocks I chose to make for the RSC inspired me to make some stars for the girls too.

The first pair I made are Twin Stars (how could I not?!).

The second pair are Variable Stars.

I was able to make another 12" Ohio Star out of a couple of remnants and a 9" Ohio Star out of my pre-cut scrap patches. These and the 9" and 6" Shoofly blocks will go into the Parts Department for later use.

I took an opportunity to visit my Local Quilt Shop to get more white-on-white prints for my RSC stars. I haven't been in the habit of using completely white prints as backgrounds for whole quilts. Even though my Ohio Stars will all have white-on-white grounds I'd still like as much variety as I can manage. While I was in the shop I fell in love with a Timeless Treasures mini polka dot. I bought a yard of it, then sent my husband back later in the day to polish off the bolt for me. There was only another yard and a third. I was hoping there would be at least two yards. Oh well. Hopefully there will be enough to pull off the quilt plan I came up with after my first trip to the shop. If not I'll come up with a new idea!

I'm not necessarily going to follow the color suggestions for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for this set of blocks. The goal is to use up more of my larger scraps and remnants. To that end I'm making 10" Wrench or Churn Dash blocks. Here are my first three:

I think the mini dots add whimsy to these traditional blocks. My prints won't be exactly traditional either!

Last but not least are a pair of 8" Basket blocks made mostly out of scraps. These may or may not end up in the quilts for the twins. When it comes to basket blocks it's almost easier to make a pair instead of just one. 

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