New Orleans House Project

Saturday, February 1, 2020

A Few Orange Scraps and a Ring of Stars

It's a new month and a new color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  
This month's challenge is to use up orange scraps.  

So far this year, I'm only piecing one RSC project - Bonnie Hunter's Carolina Chain quilt.  Here are a few blocks I've assembled from orange scraps.

I'm making the blocks leader-ender style, so it's handy to have a stack of pre-cut block parts at the ready.

And I've been putting those leader-enders to good use as I've assembled the Ring of Stars blocks started during the 2019 Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  I still have one more row to stitch together, but the quilt top is essentially finished.

I really enjoyed making these blocks in rainbow colors, but I'm not sure the visual impact of the quilt is the same as when the blocks are all made from the same color family.  I think the secondary circular design gets a little lost with all the color changes.  Maybe I'll make another version using all one color!

Find more rainbow scrappiness at the weekly RSC link-up.





9 comments:

  1. I love your rainbow Ring of Stars, Angie! You're right, though - the two color version has a very different look. Interesting how that happens. Are you tempted to make it again with just two colors?

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  2. hooray for orange! Your leader enders look great!

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  3. Lovely Rainbow Ring!! I like your little Carolina Chain beginning..I like that pattern also--anything with chaining across it is so neat hugs, Julierose

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  4. Your Rainbow Ring is just that, a fabulous rainbow of color. The secondary pattern doesn't show up too much, but the explosion of color gets top billing.

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  5. Oh boy! I really love your blocks. You've got some great fabrics going on there and the blocks are/will be gorgeous!

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  6. Fun quilt! I love the bright colors. And orange, well, it's just yummy in my opinion. I love how the one little pumpkin looks like he has a hat on. Super cute piecing with that fabric!!

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  7. Nice job on getting your RSC block done while piecing last year's quilt top!!

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  8. Wow, Angie, your Ring of Stars quilt is looking fantastic! I still want to do one of these some day. Hope all is well with you! xo

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  9. The colorful stars are terrific but yes it would be stunning as a two color quilt for sure. Love the orange!

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