Sunday, September 6, 2015

First Taste of Orange

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for the month of September is orange! I've been looking forward to indulging in the use of this cheerful color. I have what I consider to be a lot of orange in my stash. It has been surprising therefore, that I don't seem to have many remnants (or scraps) in that color. I guess I just haven't dipped into it to any degree. I think there's some hesitation in that I want to use what I have in a "special" way. You know, a quilt that really showcases orange in all its' glory. So far I have not come up with a plan for such a quilt. Maybe that will come as the month unfolds.

One of the first scraps I pulled out was an old Patrick Lose plaid. I have always loved his use of color and whimsy. There wasn't enough left to make a 12" Ohio Star, which is my primary block for the RSC this year. However, I did manage to cut triangles big enough for the 10" Wrench blocks I'm setting into the delightful scattered dots print I found early in the year.



Then I made a 6" Shoo-fly in reverse:



And squeaked out quarter-square triangles for a variation on a 9" Ohio Star:



Next up was another orange plaid. There was plenty for my 12" Ohio Star...


And it may show up in other, smaller blocks in future.

I have one more block to share with you. It truly speaks to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge as it was made from the leftovers of the Color Wheel block I made for the Foot Square Freestyle swap (see previous post).



Is that fun or what?!

Check out what the other Rainbow Scrappers are making over at the link party on SoScrappy. :- )

17 comments:

Julierose said...

Love those stars--especially the one with that flower center--cute, cute plaid--I miss fabrics like that....hugs,Julierose

knitnkwilt said...

I just love stretching a small piece of a favorite fabric as you did. The use in the Ohio Star is a great one. Love that center!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Such a pretty variety...you have been quite busy! :)

Karen said...

You made a nice variety of orange blocks. I love your blue and orange Ohio star. Star blocks are my favorite.

Nancy J said...

The Ohio Star was the winner, until I came to your last block, and that centre in glorious colour took 1st place. Those oranges will glow when put together with other blocks.

PaulaB quilts said...

That Plaid is great, sort of wonky, more relaxed. You did a fine job making all those blocks with it. A paucity of fabric made you very creative, good going. Hope you have a healthy month.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Lovely block all around!! Have a happy ORANGE month!

talltalesfromchiconia said...

I'm with you, I love orange in a block, and I really hope you get to make that orange quilt one day! Good use of just small pieces of fabric...

Lara B. said...

Great blocks Sue! I especially love your Ohio star with the flower in the center!

Nell's Quilts said...

You took full advantage of that little scrap. Three great blocks as a result. Lovely fabrics! The Ohio star blocks are charming.

desertskyquilts said...

I recognize that orange plaid. I think I used it for chicken wings a long time ago. =) Great blocks and very orange!

scraphappy said...

Oh that is a fun block. It would make a great center for a rainbow of blocks around. Looks like you found plenty of scraps to play with in orange. Beautiful blocks!

Sheila said...

Those are some really cool blocks. LOVE the last one.

Mary said...

I absolutely love your rainbow star, and all the others too!

Cathy said...

Orange is a troublesome color for me as I rarely use it. But your blocks are lovely!

Kate said...

Lots of fun and colorful blocks. I've actually made an orange quilt, believe me it was bright.

Mystic Quilter said...

Only just catching up with posts from last week!!! Lovely blocks and I love the orange flower in the centre of your third star block.