I can't believe the month of March is half-way over already! It was a long and dreary week here - overcast, foggy and rainy EVERY day, although the sun did manage to appear for a little while yesterday. The weather is back to dreary and overcast again today - hence the need for sunshine! Thank goodness the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for March is yellow.
A few yellow Maverick Stars provided a little sunshine. I have been re-thinking how I want to set these into a quilt. My original plan was to set them on point with alternating, low-volume string-pieced squares. I've discovered I don't like the way these stars look when set on point, so I'm contemplating some straight set layouts instead.
I had to create some scraps for this month's Scrap Jar Stars. I had almost no reproduction yellow fabrics or scraps, but I solved that problem with a trip to my LQS. I was hoping to be able to use some Chrome Yellow, as described in Barbara Brackman's latest entry in Stars in a Time Warp. Unfortunately, my LQS only had one fabric that fit the bill, and it stood out too much from the other fabrics.
I'll be watching for more gold & yellow reproduction fabrics in the future - a quilter's gotta have a well-rounded palette, right?
Four additional 9 patch variation blocks were added to the pile.
The pile of blocks is still small enough that it doesn't take long to hang them all together on the design wall. This is one of those simple, but satisfying quilts!
I'm not ready to give up playing with yellow, so I've been contemplating more Sugar Bowl blocks, as well as some applique flowers. There will also be lots more yellow inspiration over at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge link-up for today, so if you need a little sunshine, go check it out!