Thursday, August 13, 2015

A productive afternoon and a small mystery

I've only had one sewing day this week, and actually it was just for a few hours one afternoon, but I feel like the time was well spent.
This month's color for RSC is indigo, though black or gray can be substituted.  I have a lack of indigo, but an astute quilting friend pointed out that a good strategy is to use a multi-color print on a black background.  Hey, it's worth a shot.
I had two prints that fit that description, so I made a couple of blocks.  (And another green one, because who ever has enough green?)  




I figured I could use them in the corners, since I'm toying with putting all the dark background blocks around the outside.  (Well, for the next 5 minutes anyway.  I'll probably have a completely different plan tomorrow.)


A better picture would be helpful, but we're stuck with this one.
I figured there was no down side to making the blocks - if I don't use them in this quilt, I'm sure to be able to fit them in somewhere else.  I highly doubt this is the last Ohio Star I'll ever make.

So, three Ohio stars, three little monkeys (because there are always more monkeys), and...


See those blocks at the bottom?.
I have no idea why I made those.


But somehow, I now have six of them.  Six four-inch sawtooth star blocks.


Yeah, I don't know either.
Cute, though.


I bet I'm going to link to Angela's So Scrappy this Saturday.  There'll be rainbows galore!

11 comments:

Sally T said...

Rumor has it that a package is due for delivery tomorrow.

Cathy said...

Ohio Stars is coming along nicely. Mine never turn out quite right because of that hourglass part. Now those little sawtooth stars might be right up my alley. Someday we might have to swap some of those and the monkeys!

PaulaB quilts said...

Isn't it a good thing that we don't have to have reasons for all that we do. Those "just because" blocks will be just the thing you need someday.

Nell's Quilts said...

Those Ohio stars are lovely. The sawtooth stars are always nice to have on hand - great cornerstones for a border.

Sue SA said...

What a great idea to use those colourful prints on black background fabrics! I am sure we all have lots of those scraps and where else can you use them. The new little stars could shine on the back? Or become their own table runner? Ah well there is always room for one more quilt in the world ;)

Jennie in GA said...

Great collection of blocks. I especially like the little monkeys.

The Joyful Quilter said...

All of your blocks are turning out well. Funny that you don't know where the little blocks came from. Those are going to make a really cute quilt someday!!

scraphappy said...

I like the idea of the darker blocks around the outside. Still plenty of time to change the plan, but it is always nice to know where you are headed.

Mystic Quilter said...

Neat Ohio Stars and I agree with Angela, the dark blocks around the outside would make a lovely frame.

katie z. said...

Great blocks! I love the different backgrounds.

Sheila said...

Beautiful prints and blocks.