Saturday, January 19, 2019

Revisiting my Red Scraps

It seems like forever since I didn't have to work on a Saturday (the last time was Christmas weekend, which also feels like an eternity ago.) We didn't find out until 11:30 last night that there was no work call today, but it felt so good to sleep in this morning, then spend some time checking out this week's posts to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Now I am finally ready to add my own post to the group.

It has been a slow start to the RSC for me this year. I am still trying to figure out my plans for RSC projects. I've been making sample blocks of a couple of ideas, plus stitching up some basic blocks from assorted scraps. My first batch of blocks are some crumb blocks which measure 4.5" unfinished. There were originally two more blocks, but they have already been repurposed. 

Crumb blocks
One of the repurposed crumb blocks became the center of a sawtooth star. The star was then surrounded by a frame made from 2.5" squares. The finished size of this block is 12". I'm thinking about making another one from 2" squares and doing two rows of framing--maybe for next week?

Framed Crumb Star
Some other red stitching over the past several weeks has been HST's from my 30's fabrics made into 4" pinwheels. I have been stitching these as leaders and enders in between other piecing. 

30's Bowties

I am linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday and with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework on SundayBe sure to check out all of the wonderful projects that everyone is sharing! 

Julie in GA


  1. Really like your red star! Gives me an idea of one a month in the RSC color! Thanks for the inspiration. Glad you got a Saturday off!

  2. LOVE that Framed Crumb Star! Enjoy your time off. SEW many wonderful RED fabrics in your RSC blocks!!

  3. Your framed star is so simple and perfect! I bet it will make a lovely quilt. ideal has been filed!!

  4. Oh that star! I hope you keep making them. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  5. I know what you mean about making a decision for RSC! I have acquired quite a number of patterns and saved photos of designs that look good in "one color, many fabrics" times ten. The framed star is great!

  6. Great use of your fabric scraps - I love the framed crumb star.

  7. I really like your framed star block! You can see my RSC blocks at

  8. So glad you finally got a Saturday off. Seven day work weeks are long. You made good use of your Saturday off. Love the star block and the pinwheels. Looking forward to seeing if you've got other plans for RSC blocks this year.

  9. Love the sawtooth star in red. I've got a few red "things" going but not very many of any one block. Sigh.


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