Saturday, November 14, 2015

Saturdays are full of rainbows

Though I've made a bunch of Ohio stars lately, I seem to have forgotten to photograph them.
This is the only picture I can find.


There were some more blue ones done, and now I'm down to only needing two more stars to finish. 


I've got them cut out and ready to sew, and hope to get them done before the weekend is over.

Which means I'm ready to start dithering on the final setting.
The current plan is to find a gray/black, probably a batik, that looks sort of raindroppy and then using it for setting triangles.  The basic idea being one of showing a rainbow coming out of a storm, so the edges of the quilt would be the rainclouds. 
Well, it makes sense to me.
Or I might just take the easy way out and set with black triangles that make the colors pop.
Kind of depends on how fast (and whether) I can find the raindroppy fabric of my dreams.
Hmmm...  Fabric shopping needed.  And one of my favorite local quilt stores just sent me a very nice coupon.
I think I sense a plan in the works...


Linking to ScrapHappy Saturday, where the rainbows gather every week.

13 comments:

Julierose said...

Oh this is going to be so lovely!! {Envy} ;--)))
You sound like me--"rain droppy " fabric--kind of like finding a mood each day in fabric, huh? How about bleach splattering a dark blue/black in your stash for raindrops?? just a thought if you cannot find anything....hugs, Julierose

The Joyful Quilter said...

Good luck on your fabric shopping venture. Black sounds like a good Plan B!!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Black sounds good if you can't find the other; enjoy your shopping :)

Cathy said...

Good luck on raindroppy fabric! I know exactly what you mean and want. I have a rainbow UFO and I am going to use this quote on it someday when I feel like finishing it..."Be a rainbow in someone's cloud" - Maya Angelou.

audrey said...

Best of luck finding your perfect fabric! It's a wonderful quilt already and you just make me want to see it as you're 'seeing' it.:)

Nell's Quilts said...

Lovely rainbow scrappy Ohio Stars. Looking at your photo, black would be great if you can't find the raindrops.

Sally T said...

Isn't it great to see rainbows form? It's wonderful to see your quilt top take shape.

Angie said...

Great idea(s)! Hope your final quilt makes you smile!

scraphappy said...

So many people are shopping for finishing fabric right now. Definitely a sign of an excellent year of progress on getting quilts ready to finish. Can't wait to see if you find just the right fabric.

LA Paylor said...

rainbow from a storm, very cool. I went to Capital Quilts tonight on the shop hop. Now that's when you should visit your daughter. 10 shops, free stuff, drawings, patterns, collectable fabric only available at the hop. I didn't do them all but enjoyed the ones I did visit. LeeAnna

Mystic Quilter said...

What a beauty of an Ohio Star quilt - good luck with the fabric search!

Magpie Sue said...

Sounds like a great plan to me. I hope you find/found the right print!

Sheila said...

Love your stars. This quilt is going to be awesome.