Saturday, 14 November 2015

The last star for the RSC 15 firmament

This week Angela posted the last pattern for the 2015 Rainbow Scrap Challenge sampler quilt.

Angel Swamp Star framed by a Sawtooth Star
 This is the last star block of the sampler. Now I just have to make the lime sections of the alternate blocks and when I've added them into the rows I can add the rows together and start quilting.

I went to a patchwork workshop this last week on paper-piecing a wall hanging of interlocking coloured cubes. I enjoyed it but haven't done anything more. I'll show it when the top is finished! The participants were all sent the blank outline in advance and told to colour it in to make their own colour design. It was interesting to see how everyone had interpreted the pattern in a different way, altogether coming up with eight different designs.

I was without a proper Internet connection for several weeks, and it's still a bit shaky! I missed quite a lot of posts and wasn't able to answer comments on my blog very quickly. Although I could take a few seconds at work to check and approve comments, I couldn't take the time to answer. Sorry!

While browsing this morning I noticed that one of the posts I'd missed was Bonnie Hunter's announcement of the 2015 winter mystery. It's inspired by Italy, with a lot of red and gold (wonderful!)  and ... BROWN! Just the colour I don't have! If I make the quilt I shall be adapting it for a throw, but what a dilemma all over again: to buy brown, or not to buy brown!

I am linking up to
RSC 15
so hop over there for more lime stars and other shapes.

Happy sewing

Marly.

15 comments:

Julierose said...

Your star surrounded by the dark night sky is lovely...it does really glow! hugs, Julierose

The Joyful Quilter said...

Your RSC Sampler block turned out well. Have FUN sewing it all together! Here's hoping that your internet will have better connectivity in the coming weeks.

gayle said...

I think the colors are red, gold, gray, and black. (Though some of her golds do look a little brown...)
I'm planning to join her mystery this year - it will be my first!

Dasha said...

Another gorgeous star. Your quilt will be lovely when its done.

Nell's Quilts said...

Great Swamp Angel in lime green. I haven't decided whether or not to begin Bonnie's new mystery. I'm still working on finishing up Grand Illusion from last year.

Chantal L. said...

I too love this lime star. So stunning against the dark blue. Can't wait to see it all together. Good luck with your next Bonnie project. (I know you will accept her challenge lol.)

scraphappy said...

I say no to brown. I'm sure you could find a substitution that you own and love. Looking forward to seeing your sampler come together.

LA Paylor said...

Buy Brown
there are so many rich ones on the market now, Stonehenge with specks of gold! Gorgeous. LeeAnna

PaulaB quilts said...

Sounds like you are way ahead of most of us on finishing your RSC15 quilt. Love the dark background. Keep up the good work!

Vireya said...

I haven't decided on my colour scheme for the mystery yet. I have almost none of that gold colour (although I do have lots of browns), and I don't have the sort of fabrics Bonnie calls "neutrals". I'll be changing the colours to suit what I have, but just how is still a mystery!

Jo Ferguson said...

It's been fun to watch the progression of your RSC quilt. Love this block.

make.share.give said...

Lime looks perfect with navy!

Magpie Sue said...

Your block looks good. It's going to be fun to see the quilts that come out of this year's RSC. :- )

Sheila said...

I think the color is gold. I'm using gold and I'm thinking a throw also.
Your block looks great.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I'm doing Bonnie's mystery too but I changed out the golds for aquas and my neutrals all have very white or off white backgrounds to keep the quilt bright. No pics on my blog as yet, I have most everything cut out but not much sewing done!