New Orleans House Project

Saturday, March 14, 2015

RSC 15: Searching for Sunshine

I can't believe the month of March is half-way over already!  It was a long and dreary week here - overcast, foggy and rainy EVERY day, although the sun did manage to appear for a little while yesterday.  The weather is back to dreary and overcast again today - hence the need for sunshine!  Thank goodness the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for March is yellow.

A few yellow Maverick Stars provided a little sunshine.  I have been re-thinking how I want to set these into a quilt.  My original plan was to set them on point with alternating, low-volume string-pieced squares.  I've discovered I don't like the way these stars look when set on point, so I'm contemplating some straight set layouts instead.

I had to create some scraps for this month's Scrap Jar Stars.  I had almost no reproduction yellow fabrics or scraps, but I solved that problem with a trip to my LQS.  I was hoping to be able to use some Chrome Yellow, as described in Barbara Brackman's latest entry in Stars in a Time Warp.  Unfortunately, my LQS only had one fabric that fit the bill, and it stood out too much from the other fabrics.
I'll be watching for more gold & yellow reproduction fabrics in the future - a quilter's gotta have a well-rounded palette, right?

Four additional 9 patch variation blocks were added to the pile.
The pile of blocks is still small enough that it doesn't take long to hang them all together on the design wall.  This is one of those simple, but satisfying quilts!

I'm not ready to give up playing with yellow, so I've been contemplating more Sugar Bowl blocks, as well as some applique flowers.   There will also be lots more yellow inspiration over at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge link-up for today, so if you need a little sunshine, go check it out!
 
 
 

15 comments:

  1. Wow, you got a lot done and looks like you have good plans for more. I'm enjoying the brightness of yellow this month as well.

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  2. You produced a nice selection of blocks this week. Happy Quilting!!!

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  3. I am loving your yellow blocks. They are so pretty.

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  4. Yellow is such a great color -- so sad that it hard to find.

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  5. Beautiful use of your yellows! Especially love the scrap jar blocks!

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  6. Wonderful yellow projects. The maverick stars are very attractive. Love the nine patches in all the RSC15 colours.

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  7. Great star blocks. I love the little nine patches.

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  8. Love all those yellows! Spring is on its way!

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  9. I always love seeing the colors start to come together. Such a nice sneak peek of the great quilts the end of the year will bring. Love the stars, I think they will look great in a straight set.

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  10. I love all your scrappy projects. Tastes and trends change over the years, and yellow is one of the casualties at the moment. Still if enough of us ask, that might change the trend back.

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  11. so many pretty yellows!! I think I love your nine-patch variation blocks best, but it is hard to pick a favorite. They are all cheery!

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  12. What a brat selection of blocks you have going on here!

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  13. I like what you've accomplished! I was surprised how little yellow I owned, too!

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  14. Very nice blocks! I need to post my wonky yellow stars - yours look great!!! Are you participating in the Star in a Time Warp? It's great fun!

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