Saturday, November 7, 2015

Stitchety do dah, stitchety yay

No origami for me today - I stuck with what I know.  And, you know, the actually possible.
Ohio stars, for instance.
I made two more -

one in orange and one in purple.  It could be argued (not by me, of course) that I don't really need any more orange, but I pulled one of the black background blocks which are scattered around the edges so I could move it to the lower right corner, where it would look and balance better.  This gave me an excuse made it necessary to make another orange block to fill in the hole.

Well, I finally got the right edge of the quilt into the picture, but now I've lost the left edge.
All I need now are a few more blues and/or purples to fill in that last corner, and I'll be all ready to start dithering on settings, setting triangles, and borders.   You all know how I like a good dither.  8)

And I've started auditioning blocks for next year's RSC.
Kaleidoscopes are a definite yes.  The only up-in-the-air part is size - 4", 6", or 8".  I'm inclined to do the 4" ones just because I like small blocks.  (We all have our little quirks, right?)
And, as an excuse to get more use out of my tri-recs rulers, I'm considering these stars:

In this case, I'm wondering if I want to do them this way, or to reverse the colors and background to make light stars on a dark background.  Or maybe I should do both kinds and alternate them?  Size-wise, these are big blocks - they're going to finish at 6"!

And while I was stitching the above, and another twinkly star as well, I caught another monkey sneaking in.

At last count there were around sixty of the little rascals bouncing around the room.  Or maybe more.
It's hard to count something that won't hold still.

Linking up to Oh Scrap!  Come see what everyone is doing!


PaulaB quilts said...

Your talent definitely lies in quilting, not so much the origami. That quilt is so amazing with gradations of everything. Can't wait to see the finish and your new selections.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your Ohio star is so pretty! I can't wait to see how you decide to finish it. I am sure you will come up with something amazing.

Libby in TN said...

I vote for alternating background on the stars. Also, putting them on point completely changes their personality. Just sayin' ...

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Love seeing your Ohio Stars grow every week! The rainbow layout just gets better and better!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A wonderful rainbow of Ohio Stars! Looking forward to seeing how you do finish this!
What size block are they, small?

Julierose said...

this is so gorgeous....I dither too. ;--))))I am deciding if I will do RSC16--if so, probably bow ties for me....and yes, more postage due....hugs, Julierose

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That star quilt is looking amazing!

Kathy S. said...

Love your humor on your blog (okay and your scrappy quilting too! :)) Keep going!