Now I know I've been dragging a lot of ideas through here lately, as I dither over choices for RSC2016. (Not that I'm excited or looking forward to it or anything.)
But believe it or not, I've also had a bunch of ideas that I scratched off the list.
Like this one:
which can also be spun and arranged like this.
But I decided I had to draw the line somewhere, and that some of my ideas had to go, just so I don't end 2016 gibbering in a corner buried in unfinished quilts.
Then I saw a quilt using this block, done up in blue and white, that would be even better in rainbow colors.
The block may have gone back on the 'possibles' list...
Another contender is this one:
I think it's called Hovering Hawks, though it's an old traditional block that probably has twenty different names, so I could just call it Charlie if I felt like it, and who could argue?
Not only is it a pretty block, but it's dirt simple to piece. I'm given to putting blocks on point, and this would look good set that way, but I'm thinking this would be a good one to stray from my usual approach and let it hold onto that diagonal line. The backgrounds would carry the rainbow colors, and I could use a lightish or medium sashing.
So, what am I up to now? A dozen quilts? Yeah, yeah, sure, sure, I can do that.
In other rainbow news, I've started sewing rows of Ohio stars together.
I'm going fabric shopping with my sister-in-law Saturday and will be looking for that rain-spatter gray for the setting triangles, and a darker gray/black for an outer border. (I think. Maybe. Still undecided on the border.)
Family is coming for Thanksgiving and my design floor has to go back to being a floor floor. Since I don't want to try to stack up those blocks and then have to lay them out again later (and arrange and rearrange them because that's what I do), I'm going to at least get the rows assembled.
Anything that reduces the dithering is a good plan...
Linking to So Scrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday. Come see the rainbow fun!