The pull in one direction to finish something up, and the tug in another direction to start something new! I've been going through that this week. So I thought I might do a little of both!
The Dancing Monkeys want to be finished! Started back in 2016, these blocks were a Rainbow Scrap Challenge project that I just had to make after seeing the fun monkey wrench blocks from other quilters.
I had fun making these scrappy blocks in all the colors of the rainbow, and finished up the quilt top just last month.
This week, I got the backing and batting ready so that I can get this project basted and start quilting it.
That might be just the thing to do during the football games on Sunday afternoon!
Meanwhile, also way back in May of 2016, I won this beautiful bundle of a fabric line called Blush and Bloom...
and it has been sitting on the shelf ever since, waiting for some inspiration. Until last weekend, when Linda from Kokaquilts posted about her beautiful Floribunda quilt and included a helpful link to the tutorial for a Sawtooth Star block by Amy at Diary of a Quilter.
Since this bundle of fabric includes several pretty florals
plus a few geometric prints, and some that read as solids,
I realized this batch of fabric would be perfect for the Sawtooth Star block!
So, yep, I made this one which finishes at 12 inches. I liked being able to use the floral as the focus of the block, with the more solid fabrics for the flying geese. This will definitely be a "playing with the idea" project going into 2018!
While this isn't starting out as a scrap project, it will certainly generate scraps, lol! They will be great for trying different sizes of stars, as well as sashing or border ideas. I'm going to enjoy playing with this, now that I've gotten started!
Sharing at SoScrappy for Scrap Happy Saturday!