We have an apple tree in our yard, and while these apples are not quite as gorgeous as the ones we enjoyed in New York last fall, they make great applesauce! So I spent yesterday afternoon cutting up lots of apples from our tree and cooking them down into applesauce. Yum!
I made a Scrap Jar Star in each color -
Putting them with the other stars I've made in the red and yellow colorways is fun to see - I just need two more of these stars to make my goal of 20.
I also spent a little time looking at my 16 patch blocks to see what I needed to fill out the red and yellow rows. I ended up making a few more 6 patches in gold so that I would have enough to make a row of 7.
7 red blocks from light to dark...
and 7 yellow blocks from light to bright to dark.
Several of my blocks for both quilts have been made for other months, but after laying out the blocks for each I could see that some read more yellow than gray (for example), or more red than pink. I'm working on having either 7 rows of 8 of the 16 patches or possibly 7 rows of 9. That means some blocks I made in previous months will fit in different rows than I originally thought. Figuring out layouts is definitely on my mind these days!
To see what the other Rainbow Scrap Quilters have been making with red and gold this week, check out the Scrap Happy Saturday linky over at SoScrappy! That's where I'll be!