A while ago, someone asked me what my favorite food is. I was stymied! I like so many different things, but then it came to me-- the one food I really love and will eat any time, any place, in any form. It's any kind of citrus fruit-- lemons, limes, grapefruit, and oranges, oranges, oranges!
I love oranges, but I haven't felt the same about orange fabric. Much of it is pretty, but I just haven't used it very much. So for the RSC this month I didn't have a whole lot of scraps to work with, but I did manage to cut up enough to move the projects along. I admit that I cut into a couple of fat quarters to get some more variety, too.
First up is the stars, which I've been calling "galaxy stars," though that's not the "real" name of this block:
I got six stars, more than I expected. I now have 34 or 35 stars and I'm running out of the blue fabrics. Since my whole purpose was to use up those dark blues, I think it will be time to finish these stars up very soon. Not sure of a layout or anything, but I know it will be sparkly!
Next up are the hollow 9-patches. This month I eked out eight orange 9-patches:
Since I only had a few reds last month, I also scrounged up enough for a couple of browns:
Brown is one of the colors that I seldom use, so there are very few scraps, so I'm somewhat impressed that I managed two blocks!
Finally, I also made the patchwork scrap stars in orange:
Those are certainly festive, aren't they? Blue always looks great with orange, and the bright green is a happy contrast. I'm really looking forward to putting this top together in just a short while.
That's the roundup of my orange projects! I feel like I'm right on track to have a couple of really nice quilts by the end of the year. This year's projects have been pretty simple to finish up each month, and I've really appreciated the low stress. And I'm sure when I finally get these quilts together I'll appreciate it all the more!
Which brings us to the scrap giveaway for this month. As you know, I'm cleaning out the scrap bins each month and giving away everything that's left after this month's projects. This has been fantastic for me and I hope it has for you too! It's helping me so much to be rid of those old fabrics. Here is this month's package:
Because there was so little orange (many of those pieces are small), I also cleaned out the brown bin, which also did not have a lot in it. Together, though, they make a decent-sized bunch of fabrics for a giveaway. I've also included a handful of 2-inch squares and one of 1-1/2 inch squares, too.
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all!
I think I need to go eat an orange or something right now! Hope you are all having a lovely end to the summer. School starts next week-- wahoo!
Sharing at soscrappy for RSC18.