Saturday, October 25, 2014

Scrappy Saturday



The RSC'ers are working on the "dark side" this month to use up brown and black scraps.  I have been cutting and sewing some batik scraps for Alamo Star blocks, which I have been sewing in between other seams (aka "leaders/enders"). 




These are tiny blocks, as you can see by the size of the squares under the presser foot. The squares are 1.25", so the star blocks will be 2.25" finished.


You can see that the Alamo Star collection definitely needs more blocks with dark backgrounds. But this is the last week for dark scraps, so I will finish up the blocks I have cut and then see what the next colour will be for November.
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24 comments:

Deb A said...

Love those little stars. I can't wait to see them all together in a quilt top. Great new header shot - so pretty with the fall colors in the background.

scraphappy said...

What a great collection of star blocks. They are going to make a beautiful quilt someday.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Your pile of blocks is your own private rainbow! Thanks for sharing it with us!

katie z. said...

Your blocks are beautiful and fabulous again!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

those stacks of blocks are getting pretty big!

Quiltdivajulie said...

That stacked photo absolutely goes to show that a little bit here and a little bit there really DO add up!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Yes, a lovely rainbow stack!

Marly said...

Such tiny stars; they're going to come together beautifully. I'm looking forward to seeing the layout you choose.

Carol said...

Oh, my...such tiny and beautiful squares!

Scrappy quilter said...

Love the little stars. So cute.

Janet O. said...

Oh, I want to play in your pile of stars!! : )
How many have you made now? Do you have a target or are you just going to keep making them and see if you ever feel finished?

Karen said...

I don't use batiks but I am finding these star blocks to be quite nice.

Mary said...

Nice to see your stack of stars. I'm playing with a different kind of Scrappy today- Quilting my Midnight Flight for the Scrappy Category of the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

Edith said...

What an amazing project and a good way to tackle it. Your browns are beautiful.

Nell's Quilts said...

And just how many little Alamo Stars do you have now? It looks like the pile has definitely had a growth spurt!

Jeanne said...

That's an amazing pile of blocks! Wonderful work!

LA Paylor said...

you managed to make the brown look good. LeeAnna

Angie said...

I so enjoy seeing your Alamo Stars each month. They are going to be amazing in the final quilt!

margaret said...

what a big pile of stars you have there this is going to be one wonderful quilt

Vera said...

Yay these really are tiny but I love the last pic with all those pretty colors!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous...again. I love those little blocks.

Kate said...

So many little blocks! It's going to be one of those quilts everyone will gap in wonder at all the tine blocks (besides gaping at how gorgeous it is).

Mystic Quilter said...

My goodness what tiny blocks - they are beautiful and I love your "dark side" blocks.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

That stack of blocks is impressive...Love them all sorted by colour!