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!