Anyway. Remember my medallion start out of orphan crazy blocks?
Did I show you the little flying geese I made to go down the sides to add width?
The next logical step - or so it seemed to me at the time - was to surround it with some of the 8" postage stamp stars I've been making in conjunction with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
This was only one of the iterations I tried. I didn't like any of them. The flimsy stayed on the wall for days without any new ideas coming forward. Finally I took it down so I could clear my head. Instead I focused on making some stars in the RSC color palette for July, hot pink and lime green.
|This one's more coral and a toned-down green but it works.|
There were a few more, and a couple of 6" Hole in the Barn Door blocks to boot. The best part is that I was inspired to put the medallion back on the wall and try this:
Which I quite like. I've added a one inch strip (finished) to the top and bottom so I can have seven of the 6" shoo-fly blocks running down the sides without any compensating strips or sashing. I have to find something to run between the geese and the shoo-fly blocks, and then I'll add shoo-fly blocks along the top and bottom as well. That should give me a flimsy measuring about 48" x 58." That will be a good place to stop for a quilt for a child. Or maybe even a lap quilt for an adult receiving chemotherapy. The thing I like best about scrap quilts is that there's so much to look at in them. I'm sure those sitting in cold clinic rooms having drugs pumped into their bodies would appreciate every happy distraction available.
I'm linking up with Kate and Gun for Scrap Happy Day and with the other RSC bloggers on Saturday. There will be lots of happy distractions in all those posts. :- )