New Orleans House Project

Saturday, July 30, 2016

More Scrappy Stars...and a Scrap Jar Finish

I'm blaming it on July and hot summer weather.  My brain has been in Finish It! mode for the past few weeks, so I've been focused on trying to complete some projects.  Maybe so I can feel less guilt over starting some new quilty projects when cooler fall weather starts to appear?

First, some Sawtooth Star blocks.  I use these blocks as leader-enders and always keep a stack of component parts near the sewing machine.  Because I've had Finish It-itis, I went ahead and prepped all the components for additional RSC hues we haven't used yet this year.  I may have even made up more STS in those colors, but they're not ready to make their debut yet.
All of this month's pink Sawtooth Star blocks.  I still have plenty of pink scraps if I decide I need more pink stars!
I counted up all the scrappy stars I've made so far.  I'm just shy of 100 blocks, so by the time we finish all the RSC colors for the year, I will have lots of STS blocks to put to use.   

The Scrap Jar Stars also received the Finish It! treatment.   I worked out the final arrangement for the stars and cornerstones, then spent most of last weekend sewing everything together.  Instead of sewing the blocks in rows, I tried sewing them in sections.  This approach made the quilt a little easier to handle, at least until stitching the final sections together.  I think it also helped cut down on the fraying and loose threads that needed trimming when all the piecing was done.  
It's hard to get the colors to really show up, at least with indoor lighting.  I look forward to taking some outdoor shots when the quilting and binding are finished. 

If you need more pink scraps, there's more inspiration to be found at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge link-up today. 



 
 

19 comments:

  1. Your Scrap Jar Stars is beautiful! Congrats on making so much progress on it. Your Sawtooth Stars look great too. Leaders and enders is such a great way to keep up with a project.

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  2. Beautiful work as usual, Angie!

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  3. Your Sawtooth Star project is coming along nicely, but that Scrap Jar Star quilt top is FABULOUS!!! Have fun with the quilting and finishing.

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  4. Beautiful! I started sewing my tops together like you mentioned and it just seems to be so much easier. Hope the finish-itis sticks around....for a few more finishes.

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  5. Your ScrapJar Stars is even more beautiful than I imagined it! (And I had really really high hopes!) Now I wants one, I does...

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  6. Love the Scrap Jar quilt. I really need to start one someday. I'm not as organized as you are.

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  7. What a wonderful finish. You haven't let the heat keep you from completing a beautiful quilt top. Your pink stars are yummy. It will be nice to see everything together soon.

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  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE this finish! It is really wonderful! If you need a place to store it once it's quilted, I'll be happy to send you my address. ;)

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  9. I love how you put your SJS together. Those 9-patches just float! Gorgeous. Can't wait to see how it gets quilted.

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  10. Oh I love your Scrap Jar Stars quilt! It is beautiful! I hope mine turns out as well. What fabrics did you use for the star backgrounds and the sashing? I really like the little bit of contrast between the two that I can see in your quilt!

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  11. The secondary pattern in Scrap Jar Stars really makes the quilt special.

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  12. It looks awesome! I wish that your 'Finish It' mode would rub off on me a little!

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  13. Congratulations on the beautiful finish!!! And your pink stars are making me wish I had time to play in some pinks today. I have two projects that have to be ready for show-n-tell Tuesday at guild meeting, so no pink for me :(

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  14. Love, love, love those clear pink sawtooth stars! so pretty. I agree with Teresa - makes me want to make something in pink!

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  15. I know I told this before, I love the star jar quilt, it is a beauty!

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  16. Very pretty scrap jar quilt. I love seeing all your star blocks because star blocks are my favorite.

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  17. Ooh, la la! Your scrap jar stars are simply marvelous.

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  18. Oh, how did I miss your yummy post until today?? I love your Scrap Jar Stars layout - it's just to die for with the added corner piece of color plus the cornerstones. brilliant! And I can't wait to see what you do with your STS's. Great month for you!

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  19. Those Sawtooth stars are so cute with the curly bits and liveliness. The layout of you Srcap jar stars is beautiful. It's amazing how much is added when all the pieces are in place. Great going!

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