Clearly the Rainbow Scrap Challenge has been an eye-opener - I could have sworn that I had lots of reds and even more greens. Wrong and wrong. Turns out I'd be ill-prepared if I felt a sudden yen to make a Christmas quilt. (Though many years ago I was working on a Christmas tree skirt with Christmas fabric, and I have yet to unearth anything to do with that project. I'll have to check the garage again to see if there's a box of jolly that I've overlooked.)
So I scraped together what reds I have to make a few more Ohio Stars - the dark ones, this time:
Having two different sets of Ohio Stars going is interesting.
I wonder how many Ohio Star quilts I'm going to end up making?
And just for grins, I pulled the red Silly Monkeys out and took a quick pic.
Though that one on the lower left is trying to impersonate orange. Even a close-up didn't help.
Give it up, Monkey. You're red.
Red, red, red.
Because it's July and I say so.
On the terrific news front, Katie's Star Patch is basted. Completely and totally basted.
It took me a couple of days to get the job done, since
a) my knees weren't up to that kind of floor-crawling for too long at a time, and
b) my lower back decided to express solidarity with my knees.
Add to that the fact that the temperature was in the 90s today, and it was at least that hot inside where I was working. When I'd stitched the last basting stitch, trying desperately not to drip sweat on the patchwork, I let out a whoop, fixed myself a tall glass of ice water and went out on the porch to drink it. When you step outside into a day above 90 and it actually feels cooler...
So, yay! Basting is done. Quilting to go. I'll let my Katie make the final decision on hand-quilting vs machine-quilting. I'm perfectly willing to hand quilt this opus, and feel like I ought to, but I'm not sure how long it'll take.
And Winter is coming...
Linking to RSC2015. Come enjoy the rainbows!