Saturday, September 2, 2017

Playing with Fabric

     I was pleased to see orange as the color for September in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  I had already looked through my stash of scraps cut into units I want.  I found a few orange but had to raid my stash for larger pieces to cut some strips for more orange.  I made 2 orange wonky star blocks with 4 ½” squares 
and 2 blocks with orange 2 ½ by 4 ½” bricks. 
I am looking forward to having a nice collection of rainbow blocks for some rainbow comfort quilts.  

   Playing with orange was a nice distraction since I have not been interested in sandwiching a UFO for quilting.  I have worked on a couple of projects, not focusing on one.  I made more low volume blocks, enough for a small lap quilt.  I plan to add a breaker border and then a scrappy pieced border so it will finish at 48” by 60”.

    I also added the red border on this improvisational star inspired by one I saw on “Sewing with Nancy” a year or more ago.
I want to add another pieced border of white and dark blue.  I am still deciding what I want. I would be interested in suggestions or ideas.

Enjoy the Labor Day holiday weekend and hope you find some sewing or quilting time. 


  1. Nice start on your ORANGE scraps for the RSC and both quilt tops are wonderful!!

  2. Your oranges are lovely and bright. Love your low-volume lap quilt.

  3. Terrific orange blocks for this month's RSC. That's such a pretty low volume quilt. The Star quilt is striking and perhaps a pieced border might look good. Something that reflects the Star points perhaps?