One of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects last year was Maverick Stars (or Liberated Stars).
After making colorful, scrappy stars all year, I decided I needed some string-pieced alternate blocks to add to the quilt design. Since I didn't want to start any new orange RSC projects for April, I decided to focus on finishing the alternate blocks to go with the Maverick Stars.
I still don't have all the string-pieced blocks finished, but I pinned everything up on the design wall to take a look. Once I had the blocks tentatively arranged, I started thinking about the next step in the design process. I've played with a few "liberated" border ideas, such as free-pieced spiky (rectangles) and dogtooth (square) blocks, but haven't decided for sure yet.
I did trim and piece a few blocks together to get a better feel for how everything is going to fit together. Now to finish all the necessary string-pieced blocks, trim them and pull off the paper foundations. Sounds like the perfect job for a rainy afternoon - which is just what the weather forecasters are saying about today and tomorrow!
If you need some more scrappy inspiration, stop by the RSC link-up for this week!