New Orleans House Project

Saturday, January 26, 2019

A Dent in the Red Scraps?

I think I made a dent in the red scraps this month as I worked on Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects. On the other hand, I definitely made some new red scraps, as I cut into yardage I purchased for a red and white quilt.  

I finished the red and white Schoolhouse blocks I started last weekend.  I decided on mini Ohio Stars (3 inches finished) as cornerstones, and got those finished up today.  Now to cut the sashing and piece everything together.  

For what it's worth:  I couldn't have made those mini Ohio Stars without a couple of handy resources.  The All-In-One Quilter's Reference Guide has a wealth of information including cutting guides, piecing techniques, and other technical know-how for quilt making.  And thanks to Generations Quilt Patterns, I learned a speedy new technique for making Ohio Star blocks.

I wasn't sure I was going to participate in this year's Rainbow Scrap Sampler project, but I guess I am!  I've done each week's Tiny Tuesday blocks and added two extras that were experiments.  Before I started in on the 3-D Bow Tie tutorial, I pieced a practice block to make sure I remembered how to do it.  And I wasn't sure if I wanted to make 3 inch Ohio Star blocks, so I tried a 4.5 inch size first.  The cutting instructions for the 4.5" size are in the Ohio Star tutorial linked above.  You're welcome!

I think I'm done with the red scraps for now.  I'm looking forward to next month's RSC color and Tiny Tuesday blocks.  In the meantime, you'll find some more red scrappy inspiration here!





13 comments:

  1. i love your classic R/W schoolhouse blocks! it's going to be a great quilt- can't wait to see it!

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  2. The cornerstones for your schoolhouse blocks are just adorable. Now I’m going to have to go and make a pan Ohio Star block for Tiny Tuesday— so cute.

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  3. Oh! Those tiny RED blocks work perfectly for cornerstones. Love, love, LOVE them!!!

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  4. Just like your other commenters, I love those schoolhouses with the tiny Ohio Stars! I've used those Generations Quilt Patterns to figure out how to make blocks in a specific size, too - they are so helpful!

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  5. I love schoolhouse quilts! And red and white is just perfect combo. Love your red other blocks too

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  6. how sweet are those ohio stars with the houses! love love love it!

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  7. Love your houses! And those Ohio stars are perfection!

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  8. It feels good to make a dent in the scraps, even if you have to cut more!

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  9. 3 inch blocks are too tiny for me. I did at least prep my Triangulations for my RSC blocks. Maybe I'll get them sewn before the end of the month.

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  10. That’s going to be a great looking, classic quilt. One of these days I might get brave enough to try Ohio Stars, especially with that great link (thanks). I’m all for making things bigger and trimming down!

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  11. Oh my! Those little Ohio Stars are perfect with your schoolhouses. What fun!

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  12. Too funny, I had to giggle when you realized your blocks decided to participate for you!

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  13. Those Ohio stars are so tiny...and perfect!

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