New Orleans House Project

Saturday, June 25, 2016

A Few More Sawtooth Stars in Aqua...and Napkins

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge is still focused on aqua, teal or turquoise - colors that remind me of past trips to islands in the Caribbean!  I stitched up a few more Sawtooth Stars this week, thanks to the parts and pieces I prepped a few weeks ago.
I think I've just about used up all the bits of that brush-stroke aqua fabric in the upper left.

And here are all of this month's stars together.  My current plan is to set all these 4" RSC stars medallion-style, maybe with some bright folk-art applique in the center.

My sewing plan for today was to make some new cloth napkins.  I've been making and using cloth napkins since my boys went off to college.  I try to keep a good stash on hand, but lately my oldest son's dog has been stealing them from the table and chewing them to bits.
The stripe and paisley fabrics had been in the stash for a long time, and I decided I'd probably never use them in a quilt.  The moose novelty fabric was at my husband's request.  My weekday dishes are a brown transferware, so these colors all work just fine.   If you're interested in making your own napkins, a good tutorial can be found here.  Starch is very useful in making crisp mitered corners on these!

Time to go help DH with dinner preparations - we're making pizza on the grill tonight with basil and tomatoes from our garden.  In between preparations, I'll be checking out all the other aqua RSC inspiration at Angela's blog.

15 comments:

  1. Love your sawtooth star blocks. Like the fabric for the napkins! I will check out that tutorial. Enjoy that pizza!! Stay cool!!
    Cookie
    Mandeville Louisiana

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  2. Thanks for the link to the napkin making techniques! That's a project that I've been thinking about for quite some time. Aren't you glad you had prepped those stars? SEW much easier to just sit down and start stitching!!

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  3. So many pretty aquas in your stars this month. Lovely napkin collection. Such a nice idea.

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  4. Lots of pretty stars. I haven't wanted to make napkins. Thanks for the link. Yours are adorable.

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  5. Lovely colours in those stars Angie. I have always wanted to visit the Caribbean, but its such a trek from here.

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  6. Such beautiful calming teal stars. And I'm partial to moose as well.

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  7. Love your plan for those adorable 4" stars! A beautiful applique in the center medallion-style will make them all shine :*)

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  8. You've used so many great aqua and teal fabrics in your 4" stars. They're all going to look incredible together. Your grilled pizza sounds delish.

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  9. I love your teal stars, and that brush-stroke fabric is both unusual and gorgeous! I really need to sit down and make cloth napkins, so thanks for the tutorial link. Have a great week!

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  10. Your teal stars are gorgeous. What about the Christmas light one, so cute. Do you have any dog-proof napkin fabric? Bet you could sell a lot of that!

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  11. Such pretty stars! And isn't it nice to find other ways to use good fabric that we may have outgrown for quilting purposes?

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  12. I love those stars. The colors are my favorites.

    Thanks for the link to the napkins!

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  13. Wish I was having dinner at your house! Sounds delicious. The stars are so pretty, and the napkins are a great idea. I've been wanting to do this for a while. I'll have to check out that tutorial. Thanks for the link!

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  14. What a pretty collection of teal stars! And I love cloth napkins - we use them a lot. Thanks for the link to the tutorial!

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  15. I always love seeing your stars, whether scrapjar or sawtooth. And thanks for the link to the napkin tutorial - just what my daughter was looking for!

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