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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Weekly update: RSC, Block Lotto, OMG

 This month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge color is teal/turquoise/aqua.  Here is my June block with its companions. Each block uses 24 different prints of the monthly color.

Block Lotto is following the RSC this year. Here are nine entries for June and an extra (since each fabric combination makes two blocks).









The batik stars have been on my design wall for nearly a month. I knew that taking them down would postpone my doing anything with them, and after all, they are my One Monthly Goal for June.  So I set about setting them.  I began the sashes and considered other batiks for the setting triangles. This green with coral-and-blue spatters seemed promising. I cut lengthwise (borders) and quarter-square setting triangles.  I didn't like the effect: too dark!



I searched around and found a lighter batik. I think it enhances the light stars. The skinny orange strip will be a flap (cut 1-1/2", folded in half, so just 1/4" when the seam is sewn).

I'm linking up with
Rainbow Scrap Challenge
Oh, Scrap!
Monday Making
 Main Crush Monday
 Design Wall Monday






13 comments:

  1. The light setting is best. Good choice. I like the blocks you are making for the RSC. So doable.

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  2. As frequently happens, the quilt "told" you what it needed. It's going to be a stunner!

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  3. Definitely the lighter fabric for the setting triangles; you made a great choice!

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  4. Your RSC string blocks look awesome!

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  5. Oh, Nann, I like the lighter batik so much better! Your blocks look great, too!

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  6. Your star quilt just sparkles. The lighter batik is the one.

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  7. I gotta say Nann I was on the fence with the red sashing but now that you have it together it is looking great. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap. I like the lighter batik best also.

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  8. omigosh..i love aqua! and your stars are gorgeous and i agree about the setting triangles....

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  9. The lighter batik does really highlight the stars. Great choice!

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  10. Boy do I like the orange flap -- flange sounds so much more sophisticated for the basic flap! And, thank you, thank you, thank you for mentioning the OMG challenge. I just put away the quilt that I wanted to finish for it. It needs the joining section sewn down and then I can do the rest by hand as I watch tv at the end of the day. MUST get it out today! Thanks.

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  11. It is amazing what a change in tone can do! I love that dark fabric but you were too right to try something else. The design is no longer "stopped" by a dark border. Beautiful.

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  12. Too right, the lighter border looks amazing! I love your RSC blocks too, Now, on to pink!

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