Saturday, October 31, 2015

Back to the Rainbow

With my Main Event


well under way, I laid out my RSC Ohio stars to see where I stand with that project.


I fit in the brown stars for October, then made a couple more orange ones, just because. (Not that I have an orange problem.  I can stop using orange anytime I want to.  Right after another orange project I'm plotting with an orange-appreciating friend.)


Somehow I had it in my head that I needed more blocks on the warm side of the quilt.
Then I realized that I'd laid the blocks out in a square, and the plan was to make a rectangular quilt.  (Sizewise, a rectangle was going to be more useful and pleasing to me, so rectangle it will be.)
So I rearranged.


I didn't need more warm blocks at all.  The deficit is on the cool side, so I'm going to have to make more greens, blues, and purples.
Gee, how sad, eh?
Angela just announced that November's color is lime green - how fortuitous is that?!?  I've got more blues than I know what to do with, so that's an easy one.  I may have to scrounge for some more purples, but that's hardly a tragedy.
This one is in the home stretch.  Now I can go back to dithering choosing between the 37 possible projects I'm considering for next year's RSC...



Linking to ScrapHappy Saturday and Oh Scrap!  Weekends are just the best!




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22 comments:

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your star quilt is coming along nicely. You will have those remaining blocks finished in no time!

kmkat said...

Looking good!

scraphappy said...

37 projects might be a bit too many for next year. Good luck narrowing it down. The stars look fabulous! Just in time to add the rest of the blocks you need and finish it off before the end of the year.

Jennifer said...

I like your star quilt! this will be my 3rd. year with RSC, and I'm thinking about my projects for next year, too.

Dasha said...

All your projects are amazing, but I think my fav is the top one. I'm with you on next year's projects - trying hard to whittle my selections to about 4 or 5.

LA Paylor said...

no kaleidoscopes? That rainbow is really awesome. LEeAnna

Sally T said...

I look forward to seeing your lime green kaleidoscope next week.

Nell's Quilts said...

The star quilt is shaping up nicely. I'm with you - a rectangular quilt is so much more useful.

Magpie Sue said...

I like the arrangement with the white background stars in the center for your rectangular version of the rainbow quilt. Going to have to keep that in mind for the future! (I wasn't going to tell anyone but I made a couple of orange stars this week too. A girls' gotta do *something* while the blocks on the design wall settle into place!)

Angie said...

The OS blocks look gorgeous! Your final quilt is going to be super-duper!

Chantal L. said...

The Ohio Star quilt is awesome. So sad you have to make more blocks lol. Enjoy! ;^)

Cathy said...

I like how you have laid out your "Main Event".
In re Ohio Stars...I really like how you have the light colored backgrounds in the middle and darker at the edges. What fun!

In re the orange musings of Mangofeet and Magpie...guess I will have to stay tuned!

Vera said...

Your stars looks great! Color sorting is alway a winner for me :)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love the colors and layout of the scrappy stars quilt! It's going to be beautiful! I'm going to have to join in the RSC for 2016. It's looking like so much fun!

Jasmine said...

So pretty! I love the rainbow of stars.

PaulaB quilts said...

I think the lime green will add a really lively touch to the cool side and it will all balance out. BTW, are you going to finish it off with black. It really adds a lot to it.

Ivani said...

Beautiful rainbow stars.

Nann said...

I'm one of three winners of the October Block Lotto -- your setting for the Twinkle Stars is very timely!
I completely understand about RSC ideas. I have several in mind for 2016, too.

The Joyful Quilter said...

THIRTY-SEVEN possible projects for next year's RSC?!?! And I thought I was bad with TWELVE options!!!

Nancy said...

I'm a sucker for colors arranged ROYGBIV-style and your quilt is such a fun one. Are you an over-achiever (with 37 quilts coming next year!)? Wish I moved so fast.

Vic in NH said...

I know that you made more monkey blocks, too, you're just too embarrassed to show them, LOL! Let's see that lime green roll now, wheee!

Sheila said...

I love how your quilt is coming along! Sounds like you are planning a busy year in 2016.