I have to admit that every time I finish a quilt, it is my favorite. But this one really is one of my favorites that I have ever made - for so many reasons!
Late in 2015, I found this tutorial, from a blog called Gigi's Thimble, for the Scrap Jar Star block, and decided to use it as I joined in with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for 2016. I made a yellow block to try out the tutorial, and I was hooked!
Each month from January through October of 2016, I made two star blocks in the chosen colors for that month, one in light tones and one in darker tones, until I had 20 Scrap Jar Stars.
Then I had to figure out how to tie them together with the right sashing, and I knew I wanted to create the nine patches that develop in between each row of stars after seeing this picture of a finished quilt top. It required some math and a little bit of trial and error, but it all worked out!
The backing and binding are from the Good Neighbors Collection by Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy Mom Quilts for Connecting Threads.
I quilted Scrap Jar Stars with my walking foot in a sort of starburst pattern, radiating out, off-center, from the red star. The finished quilt is about 60 x 72.
I wish I were patient enough to count all the different fabrics that are in this quilt! There are a lot, some of them cut from fat quarters in my stash, but many from scraps left over from earlier projects. I didn't repeat any fabrics in the stars themselves, but a few are repeated in the 2 inch squares that are part of the sashing. It is definitely a scrappy, and very happy, quilt!
I have really loved becoming part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge community and look forward to the Saturday link-up every week to be inspired by the projects others are working on. I have especially enjoyed the friendships that have developed with other quilters as a result. And I do love a scrappy rainbow quilt!
Linking up: Finish It Up Friday, at Crazy Mom Quilts
Scrap Happy Saturday, at So Scrappy
One Monthly Goal, at Elm Street Quilts