Saturday, April 16, 2016

I'm Rollin' Out the Orange Blocks

It wasn't all Orange blocks for the RSC this week, BUT that's the only pictures I can share for now. Let's just say that I am making great progress on the 'mystery' quilt I am working on. I hope to have all the quilting done by the end of the weekend.

Now for the RSC (Rainbow Scrap Challenge) blocks. I made 10 Centennial Stars. I am still using the 5 1/8” strips that I cut from fat quarters for the Pinwheel Blocks. I should be able to use the rest up for the Flower Blocks that I will make next week.

These 12 String Blocks have a lot more variety of orange, since I am using my Orange Selvedge bin for these. Yes, every color has it's own bin or 2 or 3 bins! I think I say it every week, but I love sewing with selvedges. It is such mindless sewing. That works out great, since I try to pay attention to the audio book I am listening to when I sew!!!

I haven't decided how I will use these yet. I may cut them on the diagonal and make neutral blocks to go with them. I plan on drawing something up on EQ7 later on in the year. For now, I will just make 12 each month and see where that takes me!

I'm heading over to SoScrappy to see what others have made with their oranges scraps. If you need to use up your scraps, join in on the fun! Just pick your own blocks and Angela picks the color each month. Then show off what you have made each week and hopefully by the end of the year, you will have your very own RAINBOW SCRAP CHALLENGE (RSC) quilt!! It's that easy!

..............Sew till next time...........

 

15 comments:

Marly said...

I love your selvedge blocks; there's so much colour variation in there. I've never sewn selvedges (at least not since I learnt you're supposed to cut them off!) Perhaps you could share the process of just how you sew them together, sometime.

Kat Scribner said...

GORGEOUS string blocks. THe oranges look so rich together.

Libby in TN said...

Those Centennial Stars are real beauties, Peggy. They look to be challenging to make. Are you using some type of shortcut method?

LA Paylor said...

selvedges are the only part I just throw away... don't take that away from me by creating a sparkling quilt with them lol!!!

Cathy said...

Your selvage blocks are so lovely! Do you save even the non-printed selvages? I have lots of selvages, but not with that much color. Gorgeous!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Beautiful stars and strings here ! :)

Ivani said...

Beautiful stars and I love string blocks and I am sure you will come up with a great layout for them with EQ7. I tend to throw them out, but I think I need to rethink that. What width do you cut away your selvages ?

Sally T said...

What wonderful star and string blocks. I, too, am amazed by the range of colors shown in your selvedge strips.

Sheila said...

I LOVE your scrappy stars and string blocks! So many quilt possibilities with these versatile blocks. You go girl!

gayle said...

Orange strings make gorgeous blocks! Though I'm still not going to save selvages. I trim the white edge off and throw it away. (Which, like LeeAnna, is the ONLY thing I throw away!)
I really love those Centennial Stars. I have a feeling I'll be making some myself in the near future...

PaulaB quilts said...

The stars are lovely, but my heart goes to the strip blocks .

Nann said...

Wow, that's dedication -- sorting selvedges by color (and using them). The star blocks look great, too.

katie z. said...

Your selvedge blocks are quite something. I love them!

Angie said...

Great blocks as usual - I am really inspired by the orange selveges!

Mari said...

Beautiful string blocks! Your stars are lovely too.