New Orleans House Project

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Sawtooth Stars ISO Applique

I've been making 4-inch Sawtooth Star blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for over a year.  It's quite a nice collection now - lots of colors and fabric bits. 
I rounded out the collection with a few more yellow blocks for this month's RSC contribution.

When combined with blocks from last year's RSC, they make a happy group!

Since the other RSC color for October is orange, I grabbed the orange stars and laid them out medallion-style with some yellow stars in the center.  My plan for all these stars is a medallion setting - with an applique piece in the center.  I keep looking for the perfect applique inspiration, but just when I think I've found The Very Thing, I see something else that would make a great center!  Now that I have all the stars finished, I think I'll just have to make a decision and start appliqueing.  Whatever the design, it will be bright and colorful!

For more orange and yellow scrappy inspiration, there's a Rainbow Scrap Challenge link-up at Angela's blog.

19 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see what's going to be in the centre of this wonderful collection of stars!

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  2. I'd figure out a way to add a vintage sewing machine to the center, but, that's just me. Great stars!

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  3. That's going to be so pretty with all of the colors of the rainbow represented in your tiny stars! Looking forward to seeing what you choose for the center medallion.

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  4. Really like your idea for a medallion center. I agree that when we try too hard to choose the "perfect" anything, it causes paralysis. Hope you can decide soon!

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  5. I know what you mean about that 'perfect' center... (I would make a couple of different ones, then try to choose between them. Though sometimes I end up with whole other projects going on, and I STILL don't have that 'perfect' center!) (In other words, don't listen to me!)

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  6. You have lots of fun fabrics.

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  7. Those beautiful stars are going to make a FABULOUS quilt!! I'll be looking forward to seeing how it comes together.

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  8. oooh good ones - they will add a lot sparkle

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  9. I love sawtooth stars, I really need to make a quilt of them sometime.

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  10. I always enjoy seeing these little stars and am amazed at how many you get done!

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  11. Very nice. I can't wait to see what the final decision is on the center. Whatever you select will be lovely I am sure.

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  12. That rainbow of stars will make a great pairing for a medallion. Hope you find the perfect one.

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  13. More fantastic stars, bright and happy. Setting them around a medallion will make a very dramatic and visually exciting piece.

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  14. I love your star blocks! I can't wait to see how you put them all together.

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  15. That's going to be a gorgeous quilt. Looking forward to seeing what you choose for your center.

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  16. Perfect stars. You have some nice stash to work with.

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  17. You'll have fun with these "quilt seeds"!

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