Saturday, 23 January 2016

RSC 16 January is Blue

Angela at soscrappy is hosting the Rainbow Scrap Challenge once again; to read more about it click here. This month the colour is blue and Angela has posted the pattern for twinkle stars.  This year I have decided not to make the sampler quilt but to make friendship stars, and bear's paws. So far there are no new friendship stars, but I hope to make time for a few this week.

This week one bear only flew briefly to my ninth floor balcony and left two paw prints:

6" Bear's Paw blocks

Unfortunately one of the blues is so dark it 's hardly discernible next to the black. I hope it's not going to be a problem when mixed among all the other colours. I found the pattern on Instagram  at @hoosiertoni, following a link from Jessica at Quilty Habit.

Most of my sewing time this month has been spent on the Bonnie Hunter mystery Allietare! with the Bear's paws as leaders and enders. All my mystery blocks are finished, and I'm working on the setting triangles. When that's finished I'll start quilting the rows of the RSC 15 sampler quilt.

To see other sewers blue progress click in this button:
RSC16 
Happy sewing

Marly.

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

good idea on the "double" bear paws....

Chantal L. said...

Oh! Marly what a beautiful block. I love this one. It gives the traditional block a tinge of modern. Hope you get more sewing time this weekend. ;^)

Sally T said...

A patchy bear paw...what a great idea.

The Joyful Quilter said...

I have always loved Bear Paw blocks. Yours give it a fresh twist!

Cathy said...

I think the darker blue next to the black will be just fine in the finished quilt. I like the black/white background.

Dasha said...

The Bear on your balcony certainly had dirty feet didn't it (giggle). Hope you admonished it suitably!
Love the way you have made that block. the black & white background and the fresh colours are very modern.

gayle said...

That's a really interesting twist on bear's paw!
I'm using my Allietare bits as leader/enders for my other sewing, so doing just the opposite of what you are! 8)

PaulaB quilts said...

The combination of blues with the black and white is a very nice choice. We do have to be aware of the darks and lights, which can be frustrating. I do like them a lot. Keep up the good work!

scraphappy said...

Great pattern! I can already picture it in all the colors of the rainbow.

Kaja said...

I like the colours in your bear paws: I think the darker bits will all look fine by the time its done and they're mixed in with all your other scraps.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Beautiful bear paw blocks -- love the black and white mix with the blues.

MartiDIY said...

I like your bear's paws blocks. Looks like a a good one to do as leaders and enders.