Monday, January 25, 2016

Design Wall Monday and Stash Report

I'm making progress on the Summer Crossroads. My goal has been to complete at least one block per day during the week, and finish a row by the end of the weekend. So far I have four rows completed and four rows of blocks ready to finish. Then just four more rows to complete the main section of the quilt. Right now I feel that I will actually finish this one this quarter as planned. I probably shouldn't say that out loud though and risk jinxing it.






I thought I'd join soscrappy's Twinkle Star Column Along. It seemed like a good way to use up my scraps: make pretty blocks while using up one color at a time instead of using a bit of one color here and one color there. But I found that I just don't have enough big scraps to do that star. I might be able to find enough large pieces to do one Twinkle Star block each month, but most of my scraps are narrow, so I'm going to make single color string blocks. Boring, I know, but maybe I can do something interesting with them at the end. Here's my blue Twinkle Star block for January. (I shouldn't have tried to take a photo at night as the flash bleached it out. I did a auto correct which seems to have only brightened the corner colors.)



Also on my design board is this piece of panel cloth. I've probably had it twenty years and of course have none of the fabrics I bought with it at that time. So I've had it on the board, studying it from time to time in hopes that inspiration will strike. So far, it hasn't.



As far as my stash goes, I'm working on it, but still showing more in than out for the year. Drat that after-Christmas sale!





Linking to:
Scraphappy Saturday 53 at soscrappy
Monday Making 3 at Love Laugh Quilt
Main Crush Monday 1 at Cooking up Quilts
Moving it Forward Monday 6 at Em's Scrapbag

20 comments:

Maartje Quilt said...

I love your stars.
I do not understand, why you count your stash! I see I have to much stash everytime I open my cupboard. Hope you find inspration and can use something out of your stash!!

Kate said...

Summer Crossroads is looking great. I love all those purples and pinks you've used. Your Twinkle Star tuned out beautifully. When I started RSC, I ended up buying a few fat quarters because I didn't have enough scraps. After playing along for a few years, now I have scraps from the fat quarters. That was when I wasn't all that serious about doing managing the stash.

Paige said...

The Twinkle Star block is beautiful! The contrast in the blues really makes it pop! Summer Crossroads coming along nicely!

Carol said...

The cross roads quilt is going to be lovely! Your star turned out great too. Thinking of giving it a try.

TheItinerantChemist said...

That Crossroads pattern is lovely, especially with the colours you've chosen. :)

Sandee said...

I love all the pink. I'm not sure hubby would, but I love all that pink.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Visiting from Monday Making. Glad to see the progress on your Crossroads quilt. It's really coming along, and I'm sure you'll finish it soon! It's so very lovely and scrappy!

Christine Barnsley said...

Really love your summer crossroads quilt... it is looking gorgeous! Your star block is lovely too! Christine x

Podunk Pretties said...

Summer Crossroads is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

em's scrapbag said...

Your cross roads blocks are so pretty. The way you are going you will have it done in no time. Thanks for linking up

Carin Diaz said...

They're both beautiful but the flowers are my fave

Lisa J. said...

Beautiful work and great progress.

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Your Summer Crossroads quilt is so pretty. It reminds me of a colorful flower garden that I would love to just sit in quietly. The quilt has such a peaceful vibe. Thanks for sharing on MCM! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.

Bonnie said...

That twinkle star is calling my name all over the internet. It is great. I love how you fussy cut the flowers for the connecting corners.

Nann said...

How big is the sunflower part of the panel? It could be the center of a medallion wallhanging, or bed quilt, depending on how many borders you wanted to make.

I was fortunate to win a set of Twinkle Star blocks when that pattern was featured on the Block Lotto!

desertskyquilts said...

About that pillow panel. You know that technique where you slice strips and sew back together with something in between? I think it might be called illusions? That's what popped in my head the minute I saw that. I'll send you a couple of pictures that might inspire you, if you want to go that way. I like your twinkle star, too!

scraphappy said...

Beautiful block. String blocks can be useful in so many ways. I am sure they will all find a great home in the end.

Sheila said...

Beautiful star blocks. LOVE your Summer Crossroads quilt!

Ida said...

You're making good progress. I think that is such a pretty quilt so far.

June D said...

Summer Crossroads is beautiful. You've made terrific choice in the fabrics. And your twinkle star is perfect - great job!