Monday, June 24, 2013

Design Wall Monday and Stash Report

I'm really happy with the way my quilt is shaping up.  I need to come up with a name for it... how about "Country Stars."  The main block is an Ohio Star variation, and the outer setting blocks are Cross Country.  I was inspired to make this by a quilt I saw at The Pine Needle quilt shop in Lake Oswego, several years back.  I have been saving my reproduction scraps and primitive/country fabrics for awhile now, and it seemed like a good, fairly straightforward pattern to start off the summer with.  I now have 18 of the total of 32 Ohio Star blocks pieced.  I'm running out of space on my design wall, though. I played with making a collage of some of them, with a Cross Country block in the lower right:
The only problem is, the red for the Cross Country blocks and setting triangles.  It's from Judy Rothermel's Sturbridge Village Scarlet collection, and I bought 2 yards of it a few years ago, not thinking about how much more I'd really need.  It might make all the 18 Cross Country blocks and setting triangles, but it sure won't be enough for the outer 6" borders I'm planning.
So I went looking, and found the fabric on the left that is not a match, but closely complementary, I think.  If I can make the Scarlet last for the setting blocks and setting triangles, then I will cut the final borders from the 2.5 yards of the Bonnie Blue that I just bought.  I think.  Unless I can find more of the Scarlet, because I really like it!  Oh, and I will need to buy more plain black for the sashing, too.  I did buy half a yard of a black print that I really liked at Country Manor Fabrics but I will save it for something else:
I need to be careful, even though I am buying fabric for specific quilt projects, I could easily buy more fabric than I have space to store, and my goal is to use up what I have.  Or is it?

Stash Report:

Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 41 yards
Added this week: 3 yards
Added year to date: 26 yards
Net used for 2013: 15 yards

Knitting yarn:
Yarn used this week: 0 yards
Yarn used year to date: 6000 yards.
Yarn added this week: 0 yards
Yarn added year to date: 3800 yards
Net used for 2013: 2200 yards

And also check out Judy L.'s Design Wall linkup for what others are working on!


Kate said...

Very pretty blocks. The red Cross Country blocks really frame them well.

Anonymous said...

I like the combination of these two blocks, and the scrappy nature of the Ohio Stars. I think that blue is perfect for the outside border.