Sunday, March 4, 2018

Mystery! Intrigue! Suspense!



 Clue 1 - Sixteen Stars in dark blue and white

I have challenged myself to use my holiday fabrics this year and patriotic fabrics celebrating the Fourth of July, Veteran's Day and Memorial Day is included in that Holiday Cheer Challenge.    In addition I've been going through boxes, bins and bags of fabric and I am trying to clear some older fabrics and larger scraps out and use them up.   In that process I found a bunch of small muslin pieces and lots of bits and pieces of  dark blue fabrics just right for these stars.   Clue 2 uses red and white strings. How fortunate that I have some white strings left over and unused after I made those two pink and white string quilts last week.  So on to clue 2. 



Clue 1 was fabric requirements and cutting. Remember I said I had a lot of bits and pieces of blue fabrics I wanted to use up? Some of these pieces are pretty old. (I guess that makes them "old lady florals" ? ) A couple of the pieces were left over from backings or borders of quilts gone by so I had to do a little creative cutting. 

I'm making 8 sets but think I'll add one more for a total of 36 blocks. In a 5 x 7 setting that would be a nice size for a donation quilt 40 x 56. 


10 comments:

Libby in TN said...

I'm excited to see someone go totally scrappy. It's the value contrast that will show the final design.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those are pretty blues! It will be fun to see how each person's mystery blocks turn out.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

I LOVE them!!! You are so great with color!! it will e awesome!

Mari said...

Love those happy stars!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Love those stars! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

---"Love" said...

That's going to be another beautiful quilt! I love (red), white and blue! ---"Love"

mangozz said...

I like your blue and white stars!

Ramona said...

Your clue #2 blocks are beautiful! The scrappy blues will look so nice together. And I love your star blocks, too.

Teresa said...

Looking like fun, fun, fun!

Jeanne said...

Your blues are pretty -- you have the most amazing stash!!!