New Orleans House Project

Saturday, April 18, 2015

RSC 15: Spring String Fling

Since purple is the April color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I decided to spend some time this month working on a long-term string quilt project I keep at the camp.

I started making string spiderweb blocks several years ago, using purple and gold scraps from several Louisiana State University-themed quilts.  It was a project I worked on periodically and there was no specific plan for a finished quilt. 

As I counted up my finished spiderweb triangles, I realized I was getting close to having enough blocks for a decent-sized quilt.  I prepped enough paper triangles and center "kite" pieces for a final finish of 30 blocks.

As of today, I only need to make 28 more triangle pieces!  This project may actually become a completed quilt this year. 

Since I was in a stringy kind of mood, I also made some purple Liberated Stars - or Maverick Stars.  I don't know which name came first, but Gwen Marston calls them Liberated and Bonnie Hunter calls them Mavericks.  Whatever you call them, they are fun to make from scraps and strings!

This year's stars and last year's stars.  Finished block size:  6 inches.

And now I have miles to sew before I sleep, but I will be linking up with the other Rainbow Scrappers over at Angela's Soscrappy blog.  


 


19 comments:

  1. Loving your spider webs my sssssnakessss are jealous! lol Hugs, Julierose

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  2. Lovely maverick stars. I like the bright orange and purple combination in the spiders webs.

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  3. Who called them wonky stars? I love them no matter what you call them. The purple and gold is going to be rich. Nice to have quilt seeds.
    Hugs

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  4. I really like your wonky stars, so pretty.

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  5. Are you treadling on that fabulous machine?!? SO pretty!
    Enjoy!

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  6. love the purples! your blocks look great!

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  7. Oh, that spiderweb quilt is going to be fabulous!

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  8. Oh I love your purple and orange Spider Web and your Liberated Stars!

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  9. I love your inspiration for your spiderweb quilt. I did one as a Leader/Ender. Except about three-quarters of the way along, I just couldn't stand it and it became my primary project! Aren't they fun to make?
    I am inspired by your wonky stars, I really want to make some. Maybe next year I'll do that for RSC. I always get inspiration by what everyone is doing each year for RSC and then end up with four or five ideas for the next year!

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  10. Gwen came first, I believe. The spiderwebs will become an excellent quilt!

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  11. Great fun with all the purple. The liberated stars look really good. hope you see a completion to the first project. Is that one of Bonnie Hunter's?

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  12. Love the string blocks. Always so fun when long term projects come close to being ready to finish. Love the stars of course, always a great idea.

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  13. Looks like you are having a grape time, lol - love all your purple work - the string pieces are really grape :)

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  14. they are fun!! I want to make some now... LeeAnna

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  15. Your spiderweb quilt is going to be amazing and I love your liberated stars too!

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  16. Oh, I don't think I have seen the spiderweb before. Lovely. Those stars are adorable no matter what you call them. Hope you got the miles sewn.

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  17. I love all your purple and purple and gold blocks! Going to be a beautiful quilt!

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