New Orleans House Project

Saturday, August 1, 2015

RSC 15: Indigo Stars

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for August is indigo.  And if indigo won't serve, we're encouraged to use gray and/or black scraps in our scrappy projects.

I checked my stack of 2015 RSC projects and decided I did not need to add any more blue blocks to the Maverick Stars, Sugar Bowls or 9 Patch Variation blocks.  I probably will add an indigo Scrap Jar Star block - in fact, I may go back and make additional blocks in all of this year's colors just to ensure I have a large enough quilt at the end of the year.

Since I've decided to continue making 4" Sawtooth Star blocks through next year, I figured I would start this month with some indigo star blocks.  I haven't checked the gray and black scrap stash, but there are probably enough scraps there to make a few more star blocks. 

It wasn't difficult to find plenty of dark blue fabrics, although they may not technically be indigo.  I've got all my parts and pieces cut, so I can sew these up when I have a few extra minutes during the week.

I was cycling back through earlier RSC colors and made these two light blue sawtooth stars this past week.

I have already been thinking about RSC projects for next year and decided Ohio Stars would be a good block for scrappy play.  I randomly grabbed some scraps to practice a speed-piecing technique for the Quarter Square Triangles (QST).  This is a 6" block, but I think my choice for next year will be a 9" block.  I'm kinda sick of 6" blocks, as I have made a lot of them lately.  I'm also hoping 9" blocks will make a more noticeable dent in the scraps.  Hahahaha! 

I'm linking up with the other Rainbow Scrappers over at Angela's blog today.  There will be lots more colorful, scrappy quilting to inspire you over there!
 

18 comments:

  1. Love your dark blue fabrics. I think you are on to something with the 9" blocks. It does take a lot of 6" blocks to start making a dent in the scraps.

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  2. Bigger blocks to make a bigger dent in the scrap bin. Sounds like a wonderful plan! I have been considering Ohio Stars for next year as well. Plenty of time to ponder though I keep forgetting that it is barely August.

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  3. Love the sawtooth stars blocks, especially the cute bees. Like you, I've started to think about next year's challenge. LOL But its not much good trying to make 9" blocks if all the scraps are small! I have way more 2" squares than 4" or bigger ones.

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  4. Your piecing is so precise! I love seeing your blocks!

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  5. Gorgeous dark blue fabrics! I haven't gotten far on figuring out a plan for next year yet.

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  6. Love all the blue blocks :) I'm hoping to play along next year - this year just never got off the ground for me. Like you, I'm already thinking of what I might like to use for my blocks.

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  7. Adorable bee fabric. I love Ohio stars.

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  8. Funny how we are already looking forward to NEXT year's RSC!! Your choice for 9" Ohio Stars is a good one. At least, your quilt should come together faster. Have fun with INDIGO this month!

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  9. Bees buzzing in the saw tooth star - too cute. So many seem to be taken with Ohio stars lately. So many possibilities for using up scraps with them.

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  10. Your dark blue fabrics are beautiful! I searched this morning and also came up with blues for August.. indigo or not! Yours will be beautiful! Love, love, love that bumblebee fabric.

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  11. Hi Angie--my blues are not indigo either--I have some old squares that i sun dyed eons ago and i may just sew them up together for this month.
    I like your stars...they are lovely; ...hugs, Julierose

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  12. I am also laying plans for RSC 2016. I have no indigo scraps, so I shall play catch up this month ...

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  13. Lovely blocks! The thing I like about Ohio stars is that you can use 2-5 colors in each block (before you would have to go completely scrappy). So many chances to play with color!
    I don't have any indigo, so I'm playing with sawtooth stars, thinking of next year. 8)

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  14. Beautifully rich blue fabrics - and I like the way you have set the colours in your star.

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  15. Love those prints. I'm thinking about next year, too : )

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  16. You have such beautiful fabrics!

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  17. LOL, good luck with the dent...I seem incapable of making one. :)

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  18. aren't the 4" stars the best size? your blues are so sparkly!

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