Blue Triangle Star
18 3/4 inch block
I first saw this block on Gayle's blog, Mangofeet. I loved the pic of a vintage quilt from a magazine and went searching for a similar pattern. I wanted to use my civil war scraps and a pumpkin background to make that star. Gayle's post mentioned it was from American Patchwork and Quilting, October 2009. That was enough to lead me to a free quilt pattern for the Triangle Stars that was inspired by the Vintage quilt called Wildest Dreams.
Before I started on my civil war scraps I thought I would give it a try with some pieces from the scrap bin. I had a few problems but it was easier than I thought. It looks like I don't have 1/4 inch seam near all those star points but I think I can fix that. And, so I'll practice on my colorful scraps and make one each month for Rainbow Scrap Challenge with the background color in the highlight color of the month.
And while I was in the blue scraps I sewed up a few 4.5 inch crumb blocks - 30 of them. I was going to make some crumb fish like I made in 2013 (below) but decided against it for now. They will probably get made into a donation quilt in the summer when I make smaller donation quilts because I don't have air conditioning and it makes it toooooo hot to quilt larger quilts.
Donation Quilt 2013