Since this was sort of an in between week for me, sewing-wise, I decided to spend some time working on my Monkey blocks. This is an RSC project I started in 2016, but have continued into this year to have enough blocks. There are 36 of them now, so I have started adding the sashing and cornerstones to them. Here they are, pinned to my design wall.
The sashing is Kona Maize, which I thought I had a bunch of in my stash. The cornerstones will be random 2 inch squares from my scrap bins. Unfortunately I used up all of the Kona Maize that I had, and can't seem to find anymore in the stores that are close by. I will have to stop by a shop that I know has a large selection of Kona, but can't get there for a few days.
These few blocks have both sides done. I think this quilt will need a border, too, to make it a little bit larger, but haven't decided what that will be yet.
When Angela announced that the August color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge would be light neutrals such as cream, ivory, and mixed backgrounds, I knew just what I would work on first.
My String Star quilt needs lots more low volume background blocks, and this will give me a chance to make some progress on those. This is a sample layout I did in June after finishing the yellow blocks. I've added the blues, and just need orange left to finish out the plan. It also needs more background blocks, and I had only made 8 up through July.
Yesterday I pulled out the low volume bin and got a couple of blocks made, so that gives me 10 now, halfway there!
These are fun to make and I love the scrappy look they give the star! I'll keep working on these through the month.
Have a wonderful weekend! I'll be joining in with the other Rainbow Scrap Challenge Quilters at the ScrapHappy Saturday link-up at SoScrappy.