Sunday, December 6, 2020

Oh Scrap! : More Stars

 I have been making good progress on all of my current scrap quilts, but I thought I would share with you today my pink star blocks.

Last week I shared how I started making these pink and gray stars from some scraps I thought looked great together.

From the scraps I had, I was able to cut enough bits to make a total of nine blocks - three blocks of each pink print.  I have been slowly sewing them together this week.  Sorry about the nighttime photos (it is when I sew) but you can see the plaid really overpowers the blocks.

So I decided to cut some corner stones from that same plaid fabric to balance out the colors in the quilt a bit. I really didn't want to use the gray solid for the sashing but I don't have enough of the pink scraps.

But I do have some skinny strips of all of the pink fabrics so I think I will strip piece the sashing like this to break up the background a bit.  Plus it will use up more of these scraps!

Now that I have a plan, it shouldn't take me long at all to finish up this little quilt top.  I think it will look cute when it is sewn up - and I will try to get some better photos for you.  😊


It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up: 

  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do! 

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Ivani said...

Star blocks are always the most.
Specially being scrappy .
Thanks for hosting Oh Scrap!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Great idea for sashing these block, Cynthia! I think the pink skinny strips will be a perfect finish for the quilt.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I always find it amazing when people say they do not make or like scrap quilts when I always see great scrap quilts here - yours and in the links!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Fun to see how that project is developing! It's always interesting to look at what you notice in photos of our quilt blocks compared to what we see when working on them in person. I do notice the plaid centers, but I bet the pink star points are more prominent in person. No matter what, they're going to make a pretty quilt!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Love to see these plaids. I got Minnick and Simpsons plaids bundle a while back and love them. Still debating what to do with them...but stars like this would be wonderful. Always inspiring, Cynthia!

gayle said...

You can never go wrong with stars! Or plaids either!

Anonymous said...

Really sweet stars!


Sherrie said...

Beautiful the pink and gray. Have a great day!

Cheryll said...

I LoVe the plaid... it's stunning.
This one will be a beauty I'm sure.
Merry Christmas xox

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

I like the plaid - it's very striking.

Celine said...

Those stars are pretty!

Julierose said...

Great looking stars--I like the idea of the cornerstones picking up the centers, too...
nice work hugs, julierose

Bonnie said...

That's going to be a cute little scrap quilt. 12" star blocks? I've always really like pink and grey. The finished quilt should look spectacular. said...

The pink in the sashing and the corner stones sure did improve the stars! Your project is coming along really well. My granddaughter would say your project is her most favorite because she loves pink! Thank you for hosting "Oh Scrap!"

Pamela Arbour said...

Looks like you have come up with a balanced solution.

Louise said...

Pale pink and gray were THE colors of 1984. My bedroom in college looked quilt sophisticated in those colors, and they still take me back to those days :)

Astrid said...

Love your scrappy star blocks. It's going to be a pretty quilt.

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