Sunday, September 27, 2015

Last Scraps of September

There's been a lot of effort in The Magpie's Nest this week but very little of it has been in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month, orange. I did manage to make up these four blocks:

one 12" Ohio Star and two 10" Wrenches

But more time was spent auditioning blocks for another round on the Parts Department medallion top I've been building. You can see its' inception in this blog post. This is what I had on the design wall when last you saw it:


This is what it looked like earlier this week:

(those are 9" Shoo-fly and Ohio Star blocks around the perimeter)

It's 72" square at this point, and technically too big for my design wall anymore. I am determined to make it big enough to use on a double bed however, so it has to get a bit bigger. I have already auditioned and applied six inch Bow Tie blocks to two sides. That was several days ago. Looking at this picture now is making me question whether that was the best choice. I had my doubts at the time but plowed ahead, anxious to get as close to done as possible. Perhaps I need to reconsider my options. Or try to get a photo of the top with the two new borders and see what my reaction is. Or I could just continue on and add the remaining two sides of Bow Tie blocks and see what I think then. I'm not super-glueing the blocks in place after all. If I don't like it I can always take them off again. I'm not afraid to use the seam ripper when necessary!

I'm joining in with the linky party over at SoScrappy (late, as usual).



14 comments:

LA Paylor said...

wow! There is a lot going on here. I enjoy a scrap quilt. I'd love to see it actually on a bed to see the drape, and how it looks at a different angle. LeeAnna

Nancy J said...

I like the idea of another row of blue, to frame the last set of blocks, then it echoes the other one, and maybe a smaller set of blocks after that? ( Just my idea) How much wider and longer does it have to be? Lots of work there, and all those colours go so well together.

Edith said...

Good for you for getting those little orange blocks done, and Parts Department medallion is coming along nicely - so close.

talltalesfromchiconia said...

I'm loving how this quilt is coming along - how about integrating those cute orange blocks for a real zing of colour?

tialys said...

This is lovely Sue. I like the cornerstone hearts.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Wow!! Your Parts Department quilt is growing nicely. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!!

Julierose said...

Very nice work on that quilt! Full of movement and colors...hugs, Julierose

scraphappy said...

4 blocks sounds like a good weeks progress to me. Especially with a bigger quilt getting so close to completion. I like the lighter round on the outside, it adds nice contrast.

desertskyquilts said...

It looks great in this picture, and I think the bow tie blocks will be a nice addition, too. You've been busy again!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love that super glue remark! Love what you are putting together ...

Karen said...

Lots of great rainbow blocks. This quilt will look lovely on your bed.

Kate said...

Fun orange blocks. Love your Parts Department project. What a great name for a quilt.

knitnkwilt said...

The Parts Department quilt is coming a long! I like the look so far--and as best as I can imagine the bow tie border, it will look good too.

Sheila said...

Wow! Lots of color and fun going on here. Love the blue print. I have no suggestions, but I look forward to seeing what you decide.