Saturday, August 5, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC17 - Week 31

Welcome to Week 31 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  This week, I've got some good news to share.  A fair amount of progress may or may not follow.  Only time will tell...

SUNDAYGuess what I found under THIS pile of scraps during my search for 1.5" strips for my Sapphire Stars Mystery?!?!?

Oh!  Happy day!!!  I found THESE missing background pieces to go with the BLUE scraps for the construction of my Scrap Jar Stars for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge:

This afternoon, I laid out all my squares:

And got a start on the block components:

Here are the 16-Patch centers for my Scrap Jar Stars:

MONDAY - I did some quilt work at Knit Group and knit a bit on my friend Tracy's sock.  She's always kind enough to bring an extra project in case someone forgets her knitting.

When I got home, I made my SJS blocks in record time!  Just when I was beginning to think that I wouldn't have them done by the end of BLUE month.

HERE they are... just under the wire.

Light BLUE:

And dark:


TUESDAY - It's a stay-at-home day!  Or is it???  Nope!  I'm off to quilt at Needleb's.  Productivity?  Yes, indeed!

First thing's first.  I joined the backing for my Rainbow Picnic Blanket Sew Along:

Next, we had to determine which one of these fabrics read as a light?  I'm sure that you would agree, we decided on the floral:

As I finished cutting the peachy "Dark 1" for Alycia's A6 QOV Mystery, I realized that I had enough fabric to make it my "background."  Hooray!!  Now, the gray can move into the Dark #1 spot and allow the juicy peach to shine.  Back to the cutting board:

Next came the sewing...

Medium/Dark #1 HSTs:

Medium/Dark #2 HSTs:

Medium/Light HSTs:

A combined shot of the fruits of today's labor:

Then, before bed I loaded that Rainbow Picnic back onto the rails of the longarm and chose batting.  You'll have to use your imagination since I was too tired to retrieve my phone for a photo.

WEDNESDAY - I woke up early (for me!) and was rewarded with Alycia's release of Clue #4 of her A6 Mystery Quilt.

I sure wish Angela would tell us what August's Color of the Month will be!  I really want to dig out the next scrap basket.  I don't recall her saying there would be a delay.  It's already 8 AM on August 2nd and there's STILL no word.  I hope everything is OK!!

Today is my day for quilt with my friend J!  Or is it???  Yep!  Just a little off schedule.  I started off by cutting some pieces for A6:

Small triangle pairs in the photo above.

Then went on to deconstruct some more ties:

I even managed to press my red scraps for Kevin's Sapphire Stars Mystery quilt.  The bits of ALL the colors for Clue #2 taken from my Birthday Scraps were pressed, too:

Hooray for progress!!

Depart early?  Or... stay and help with Quilt Camp?


I headed out just before the Campers arrives.  Back to Needleb's to work more on my A6.  :o))

Here's what I got done this afternoon...

The preliminary layout for the top half of A6:

And sewing the components for the top corners of the quilt:

After dinner, I checked, AGAIN, to see about August's Color of the Month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge...

SUCCESS!!!  The new color is:

Cream/Ivory/Mixed Backgrounds
"Try to expand your range from snowy white to paper bag beige."
Apparently, the light pastels can be used here, too!
This could get interesting...

Angela had been so worried about the storm that she forgot what day it was.  Totally understandable!!  We're glad to hear that the storm fell apart before it made it's way across to you.  Whew!!

THURSDAY - My long day wasn't QUITE so long today.  My shift started a little later than normal.  SEW... I headed upstairs to see what LIGHT NEUTRALS my scrap stash could provide.

Survey says...

A stacked basket is OVERFLOWING with LIGHT NEUTRALS:

FRIDAY - RSC Quilters, check out THIS spectacular rainbow quilt!! The Knitting Quilter finished the top stitching last week, but I neglected to to mention it then.  Some of you may have seen it already (since she linked-up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Friday Finishes), but I thought it warrants a shout out just in case.

I sorted the TOP LAYER of the LIGHT NEUTRAL scrap basket:

Literally!!  The stacked bits shown above represent only the very tip of the LIGHT NEUTRAL iceberg!!

SATURDAY - Thanks for hosting the weekly LINK PARTY for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, Angela.  YOU are responsible for emptier scrap baskets around the world... including in my very own sewing room!!  For that, I am truly grateful.

Now, I'm off to see what the RSC quilters are doing on the paler side of the rainbow.  Join me, if you are able.

Until next time...
Get Scrappy!!!


  1. Wow, you got a lot done this week! I particularly love those two blue Scrap Jar Stars! Glad you found the pieces for them!

  2. I always marvel at how many light neutrals people have in their stash because mine are almost nonexistent. Good work this week. That mystery quilt looks so intriguing.

  3. Scrap Jar Stars for the win! So pretty.

  4. My gosh! you're a busy girl. Wish I could accomplish half of what you do. All those projects look great. Love the floral fabric. Enjoy! ;^)

  5. Scrap Jar Stars, just under the wire. Whew! Lots of progress made in your sewing corner this week.

  6. Miss Productivity! It seems like all of the bloggers I read about have been ultra productive here lately! I best get my act together! LOVE all of your scraps and progress on Alycia's mystery and Sapphire Stars! WOOHOO!

  7. Wow, that was a busy week! Sounds like you are making a lot of stars with the two mysteries and the scrap jars too. I'll be interested to see how you use the neutrals in those stars. Going to be some lovely quilts!

  8. What a busy week. Your blue stars look great. It is always fun to split a color into lights and darks to see how much range there is.

  9. I was trying to decide what to use as a neutral and one of your neutrals reminded me of something I had in my stash. Thanks for sharing all of your progress and for the inspiration.

  10. Neutrals don't stick around long for me, so the idea of a whole basket of them sounds full of posibilities. I hope you enjoy all the goodies!

  11. I love seeing your scrap jar stars. Looks like you have lots of fun neutrals to play with this month!

  12. I think I could do a whole year of blue scraps and never use up all my leftovers! I love to peek at what you are doing each week. Always feel happy after visiting!

  13. Great week! You seemed to have gotten a lot done. I really like your blue stars.

  14. That,s a lot of scraps, Joy. I checked out the Knitting Quilter's fantastic quilt. So glad I did. I gave you credit for passing the word.

  15. Great-lookin' Scrap Jar Stars! I love the colors in the new "peachy" quilt, too!

  16. I think your dark blue Scrap Jar Star is my very favorite one! The checkerboard has great definition on that one :)

  17. So much fun on the go here, and a lot of great neutrals to play with.

  18. So fun reading about your week. I made a neutral backing - does that count? Hope to stitch the binding a bit this week for a hopefully finish.


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