Saturday, May 9, 2015

Honestly, sometimes I think if it weren't for the weekly Rainbow Scrap Challenge link parties I wouldn't be blogging at all! Between migraines knocking me down, and then sewing when I feel better, there doesn't seem to be much time (or energy!) left over for sharing my work online.

I managed to find some dark green remnants to cut up for 12" Ohio Stars this past week. After I'd cut the green patches I discovered that I really didn't want to pair most of them up with the white-on-white prints I've been using as background in my other star blocks. So I went hunting for scraps and remnants in other colors to use instead. This is what I made:


My, but those yellows are bold in the photograph! The blocks that look like they have white in them actually feature ivory toned prints. I found a few teal patches to use up too.

Here, piggy piggy!

I seem to be on a low contrast kick lately. Maybe because of the headaches. I pulled out the African print stars I'd sewn up a few weeks ago and finally made sashing strips to go between them. So this...


Became this:


All it needs now is borders to make it a bit longer. At this stage it would finish 60" wide and 72" long. I like to make my comfort quilts 60" x 80" whenever I can so even a tall person can use them. This will be one of the quilts to fulfill my commitment for Hands2Help. This top needs to be finished so it can get to the quilter and back again before the June 12 deadline (which is not as far away as it used to be!).

You can see what everyone else is doing with their scraps this month by clicking over to the link party on SoScrappy's blog.

13 comments:

PaulaB quilts said...

Congrats on a truly African quilt with the great pieced strips. It is so lively and colorful I could look at it for hours.

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE your GREEN blocks AND your African print stars!!! Here's hoping your headaches get better... SOON!!!

Alycia said...

I really Like your greens. Sorry about the migraines - I wish I could tell you a cure! They sure are a bother and hope they go away for you!

talltalesfromchiconia said...

I just love your African print stars quilt, it's so happy and spontaneous looking, even if a lot of planning went into the layout. Someone is going to be so happy and grateful for it. Lovely work.

Dasha said...

You did heaps! Love your piggy feature - so cute. Hope those migraines leave you alone this week.

Mari said...

Pretty Ohio Stars! I think I see a few Packers ones in there. :) And I love those pigs!

Julierose said...

Just love your Green Stars--so pretty--hugs, Julierose P.S. I empathize with those migraines--i am prone to them too. ugh

Scrappy quilter said...

I'm liking the looks of this. Hope those migraines end soon.

Mystic Quilter said...

First off I love your African star quilt, so vibrant!
The piggies with the teal are so cute!!

roccagal said...

i luv this-great combinations

Sheila said...

I think you are probably right about a good comfort quilt size.
Love your blocks. Hope you get rid of the headaches, dear.

scraphappy said...

Glad that the RSC is giving you a reason to keep posting, great progress, you comfort quilt is almost done.

Deb A said...

This little piggy went into a block! Love it. Great green blocks and a quilt top to boot. Hope the migranes go away and stay away.