Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Well, it's getting a little rainbowier


'Tis so a word...

Angela over at so scrappy asked for a mid-year Rainbow progress update.  Since I just started last week, this won't take long!

Here are my first four Rainbow Ohio Stars.


And here are a few more that I got done over the weekend.


 As you can see, I got another red one made, plus a yellow and a purple,


and I went crazy with green.   Yay, three of them!



This really is a challenge for me, since I'm trying to use ONLY the challenge color in each block.  ( I am allowing neutrals - white, tan/cream, black - just to keep from completely tearing my hair out.)  Since I'm usually trying to cram the maximum number of colors possible into each block, this is taking some real self-discipline...


And here's the reason I wanted an Ohio Star for myself so badly:


This is the completed quilt I made for the quilt swap.  Since my partner has received it, I can post it without any spoiler alerts.  I had so much fun making this that it was hard to let it go.  I realized that I was going to have to make another one, or my brain was going to itch forever.

(And my quilt from her is perfect!  My photos are less than ideal, however.  I want to take some outdoor pics, but it won't stop raining.  If and when it does...)





15 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Laughing out loud -- "I realized that I was going to have to make another one, or my brain was going to itch forever" Totally understand!

katie z. said...

Lovely!

Deb A said...

I completely understand that itch! Hope this challenge helps to settle the itch. Looking lovely for just one WEEK of work! Glad you joined in the fun.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I really like that block. I will have to put it on my list for after bear paw

Libby in TN said...

Love Ohio stars and yours are looking great. I read down and saw your tip on tiny HSTs. No, it's not original, but certainly worth mentioning again!

Thanks for stopping by my blog ....

Magpie Sue said...

Another Ohio Star junkie! What size are the blocks you're making? I know what you mean about trying to stretch in terms of color use, but for me it was to think beyond the color of the month. I have to remind myself that it's okay to use some blue with my red, for example (or whatever). Silly human!

Chantal said...

Welcome to the "Rainbow Club". Your blocks look GREEEEAT and you've made quite a catch up in one week! WOW! I love the Ohio Star too.

LA Paylor said...

hey you seem to have figured out the camera thing. The color challenge is just that. I have learned a lot doing it last year and this. Staying to one color within the block is a good experience. Your stars are great. LeeAnna

Angie said...

Love your Ohio Stars - great fabrics! Your swap quilt is wonderful as well. As much as I love Sawtooth Stars, I'm definitely thinking about Ohio Stars for next year!

Mari said...

Ohio stars are always so beautiful. Yours look terrific!

Jennifer said...

great blocks- you can't go wrong with ohio stars!

Sheila said...

Beautiful stars. Lovely quilt. Happy to hear that you are taking care of that itching brain : )

Cathy said...

Welcome to RSC. What a perfect RSC project and cure for an itchy brain. Gotta scratch where it itches if you can. (I think that itchy brainitis might be contagious).

Sally T said...

What a great mix of Ohio stars. The variety of arrangement of the lights and darks are really going to make this quilt sing.

Dasha said...

I think I'm going to have to make Ohio Stars for next year's challenge. Love your version.