Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Half Way There

We're half way through the Rainbow Scrap Challenge year. Angela has suggested we take this opportunity to assess where we are with our individual RSC projects. To that end I counted up the 12" Ohio Stars I've made with white backgrounds.


So far I have 54, more than enough for a single quilt (given that I rarely make anything larger than a twin size top!). I have no specific plans for these blocks however so I'm just going to continue to use them to bust my stash.

Some of the remnants I've pulled in response the the RSC were appropriate for the quilts I want to make for my twin granddaughters. I have 24 blocks so far for those two quilts. There's every chance a few of the Ohio Stars will end up in those quilts. 

It wasn't long before I figured out that Ohio Stars with backgrounds other than white would be useful, even desirable. I have 39 that fit that category.

 

The smaller scraps leftover from making these 12" blocks have been turned into 9" Ohio Stars (of which I have 48 currently) and, more recently, 7.5" Wrench blocks.


The only RSC related project I'm keeping close tabs on are the 10" Wrench blocks.


These blocks feature prints that are now gone entirely from my stash and that were favorites of mine. I'll be keeping this one for myself when it's complete. I have 30 of these blocks and will need at most 18 more. 

One of these days I'll have enough energy to dig into the Parts Department and begin building a new top out of all the random blocks that have accumulated. Our recent heat wave has subsided a bit, which helps. Mostly I just need to overcome inertia. ;- )

I'm linking up with the other RSC bloggers over at SoScrappy. There are some fun projects being made this year!

14 comments:

Deb A said...

So many fun blocks. Those wrenches are adorable.

Marly said...

I love your collection of wrench blocks, they're so colourful. It's going to be a happy quilt!

LA Paylor said...

oh, you finished up fabrics. Eeeek. At least you have the best reminder of them right here! LeeAnna

gayle said...

Hurray for Ohio Stars and Monkey Wrenches! 8)
I have a few favorite scraps that are nearing the end, too. I know what you mean about keeping an eye on those last bits.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Your 132 blocks attest to the fact that you have been a busy quilter this year. Good luck for happy finishes during the 2nd half of the year!

Mari said...

I do love Ohio stars, and yours look great! It doesn't matter how many quilts you get from them, they will all be beautiful!

Mystic Quilter said...

I do like your Wrench blocks and what a great quilt you'll have at the end of the year.

desertskyquilts said...

Wow. You've really been productive with these blocks! You will have some beautiful quilts from all those scraps, and the scrap bin will be what? 10% smaller? LOL

talltalesfromchiconia said...

I love those raspberry and white star blocks - what a great quilt they'd make for a little girl. You've been very busy this time, great work!

scraphappy said...

So many beautiful blocks! You will have lots of quilts in waiting before the year is done.

Dasha said...

I love your Ohio Stars Sue. And making them with the coloured backgrounds is great too. If you keep going at the rate you are, you'll have enough for 3 quilts!

Quiltdivajulie said...

You make the best stars . . .

Cathy said...

What great stash busters!

I make small quilts from the Parts Department aka Orphanage aka Happy Place in the summer too. I don't have air conditioning and so smaller projects are the way I go.

Sheila said...

I love your blocks. Beautiful prints and colors.