Saturday, December 12, 2015

Scrappy Saturday



For the month of December the Rainbow Scrap Challenge isn't focused on one colour. We are encouraged to make blocks in any of the colours we may have missed working with throughout the year, and to get our blocks organized and sewn into quilt tops. 
I sewed a couple of Maverick star blocks from the red scraps that are all over my sewing room from making blocks for the Quiltville mystery. There were lots of odd ends of strips to use up and they are perfect to make these star points. Can you see how these red points are mostly ends/selvage scraps?


I have 16 blocks for this collection so far. I wasn't sure if I wanted light stars on dark background, or dark stars on light background, so I tried both. I decided I like both, so will continue to add to the collection as scraps appear in 2016.
Speaking of 2016, Angela is designing a scrappy column quiltalong for us - details are here.
To see what the scrappy quilters are sewing today, hop over to SoScrappy.

18 comments:

tubakk said...

What lovely and sweet stars. I just love them all.

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

love those stars

Dolores said...

Wow, that's quite a collection. What size are the blocks?

scraphappy said...

I really like the combination of light and dark. Perfect way to use up all those odd triangles.

gayle said...

Yeah, my Allietare is making a mess in my sewing area, too...
I love those stars. Both kinds look great, and they look great together, too! I'm looking forward to you continuing with them next year!

PaulaB quilts said...

Your stars are very nice with the colors reversed. And so easy. Good head start on the new year.

katie z. said...

Fabulous!

margaret said...

liking this block, must do a search on utube to see how to make it.

Lesley said...

Your scrappy stars are looking wonderful!

Kaja said...

I like the dark on light/light on dark a lot.

Deb A said...

I really like the mix of light and dark stars. Will be so fun to watch this one grow.

Ellen said...

Looks good! I like the optical illusion of the stars with the dark background looking larger than the stars with the lighter background.

Barbara said...

Cute, cute stars. I love the "inside-out" ones with the dark backgrounds. I might like to give that a try sometime.

Quiltdivajulie said...

That red star is just super ...

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Fabulous little star blocks, fabric pieces are never wasted :)

Stephie said...

Red stars seem pretty perfect for the time of year - they look really lovely!

Kate said...

Great use of those left overs. I like the mix of light and dark backgrounds. Looking forward to seeing more of this project next year.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I like that mix of dark to light as well. This could be a huge quilt if you keep going, LOL!