New Orleans House Project

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Scrap Happy Saturday: Scrappy Payoff in Sight!

This week I was finally able to lay out my Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler blocks.  I tried a 10 x 10 layout first, but found I was 14 blocks short!  I knew I didn't have the patience or time to make 14 more blocks, so I quickly switched to a 9 x 10 layout.  I found an extra pink block, so I now only needed 3 additional blocks.  I decided the colors orange and purple were under-represented, so that's where I focused.
I followed Angela's handy instructions for the ZigZag block and dug out some great orange-red scraps to use.
Some purple scraps made a great Quarter Log Cabin block.
I don't know if this block has a name.  I wanted something simple that would make a purple statement.  I think the block fills the bill!
Now all the spots are occupied with amazing RSC blocks!  I already have fond memories of the year-long process as shared through the words of so many different RSC participants.

I have at least two white-on-white prints in the stash I can use for sashing these blocks.  However, I'm waiting for Angela's final version using light and dark gray sashing before I decide on how I will finish mine.  In the meantime, I've stacked the blocks in their proper order to await further assembly.  

I needed the design wall cleared so I could arrange
the Scrap Jar Star blocks.  
I started with 18 blocks, so two more were needed for a 4 x 5 layout.  I didn't want to use black and gray scraps (and I didn't have enough anyway), so I went with bright, multi-color scraps.  Now that I see them hanging on the wall, I'm not so sure they fit in very well.  
I can't decide if I want to make two additional blocks in solid colors, or just keep things as they are and get 'er finished!  The blocks will be sashed with the same dotty fabric as the star backgrounds, and there will be colored squares at the sashing intersections.  I think that may help pull everything together.  And since this will be used as a quilt and not a wall-hanging, I don't think the multi-colored blocks will stand out as much.

So, I'm off to cut and stitch some sashing.  I'll be using my Singer Model 15 treadle for sewing today - which I mention because my friend Annie Kusilek is hosting a sew-along today via the FB group Treadle Quilters.  If you're interested in learning more about quilting with treadle sewing machines, stop by and check out the group!

I'm also linking up with the other Rainbow Scrappers over at Angela's SoScrappy blog.  There will be lots of colorful, scrappy fun on view!

 


15 comments:

  1. Love your wall of rainbow blocks! It worked really well to switch to the layout with less blocks.:)

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  2. Beautiful! So glad you found just the right layout to work with your blocks. I'm off to work on putting my own together now. So much fun to start seeing all these quilts come together.

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  3. You have had a very successful rainbow year. I really like the scrap jar blocks. I plan to make some this coming year.

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  4. Great work. Everything is coming together so well. Great new additions to the RSC quilt.

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  5. Love your sampler blocks. It's fun to look at your layout and find the same blocks that I made. It's going to be a bright quilt to cuddle up with. The stars are fun too. I'm considering also doing a multicolor block as the last Inverted Star, so I was interesting in seeing how yours turned out.

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  6. Ooh! Both of your projects are beautiful.

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  7. Wow and Wow! I need to get my blocks in order and get set! :) Looking great!

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  8. Both of those quilts are wonderful. Looking forward to seeing them come together.

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  9. I love the corner squares on the scrap jar. They are gonna add just the right touch.

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  10. Hooray! so fun to see them together at long last.
    These are wonderful color quilts - you must be thrilled!

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  11. Oh my - such scrappy goodness on your post today!!! I'm finishing up mine for this year too - isn't it fun to see them come together after all year of playing with them? Yours are so colorful and fun!!!

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  12. Angie, these two quilts are beautiful, just beautiful! Love your new profile picture!

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  13. So much wonderful scrappyness to enjoy on your blog today! Love the bright scrap jar star blocks... they sparkle in there!

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  14. Both sets of blocks look good. Hope you had fun treadling.

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