Monday, August 19, 2013

Design Wall Monday 8/19/13

Since January I have been participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge over at Angela's soscrappy blog. Each month has an assigned color, and every Saturday there are links where quilters show off their current scrap-busting projects in that color. You can see the most recent posts hereAll year I have been making Dancing Stars blocks (pattern available at Amy's Creative Side.) These are the final six in red for August.

Dancing Stars

I have also been seeing Crossroads blocks on other people's posts and wanted to give that block a try. I had plenty of teal and turquoise strips left from my star blocks last month to throw together these four Crossroads blocks. I found two helpful tutorials here and here. The blocks went together very quickly. My teal scraps were cut into 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles, and the blocks will finish at 12". It is easy to make the blocks in other sizes too. I'm not sure I love the grey background with all the  teal and turquoise fabrics, but it was a good starting point.

12" Crossroads blocks 

It's time for me to link up to Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday. There is an incredible variety of ideas and inspiration there to enjoy, which is the reason why Monday has become one of my favorite days of the week!

Julie in GA


  1. Your red Dancing stars look great and so do your Crossroads blocks. Very bright and colorful.

  2. I love the colors in both of these... the Dancing Stars especially.

  3. Can't wait to see all your dancing stars together, those red ones are wonderful


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