Stars in a Time Warp

Today I am brave enough to share with you some of my Stars in a Time Warp blocks.  I am trying to make three blocks for each color/fabric that Barbara Brackman selects with her quilt along.  

For many years I collected Civil War fabrics.  I got some bug up my you know what once and decided to sell them all.  Lately, seeing of the talented bloggers showcasing their blocks, along with the Barbara Brackman's Stars in a Time Warp quilt-along, got me thinking that I really should make another Civil War quilt.  I told my friend Vic, who blogs here, that I wanted my fabrics back.  She knew I was just kidding.  But you know what?  She sent me a fantastic assortment of prints.  The purple prints she sent me are amazing.  She also made me a wonderful lavender sachet which makes everything smell delightful in my sewing room.  

I am learning so much about the history of fabric coloration techniques, locations and history of many quilt styles.  How fashions dictated what would be used in quilts at a particular time, the history of the women who created some of these marvelous treasures.  

Here are my purples

Reproduction stars in madder-style prints

Foulard-style prints which were popular for clothing in the 1860s.

Chrome yellow which is lemon-colored.  It is a very intense yellow with a slight greenish cast.

I am getting much better with my block colors  Thanks to the many suggestions and taking lots of peeks at all the wonderful quilter's blogs who are also participating.  

My Give-Away Ends Sunday Night for my #Spring#Sprang#Sprung packet of fabric scraps and pattern to make this block.

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Tomorrow I'll post a picture of a completed purple flimsy for my Scrap Happy Saturday/Sunday
I got the top all sewn together but it was too dark out side to take a nice picture. 
I'm joining along with all these wonderful quilters.  Take a look.  

*Sunday Update*
Finished and photo taken right before the rain 

Scrap Jar Stars

#Spring #Sprang #Sprung

I am not having any problems digging into my stash for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge colors.  It seems I have bits and pieces of every color in the rainbow.  

Here are my two blocks for April.  You can see what all the fuss is about over here.  Angela works up a great tutorial for each 6 inch center block twice a month.  Then we finish it up with a Sawtooth star. Which when done right, should finish at 12 inches.   I'm sure there will be a bit of tugging and fudging when I get to the point of putting them all together.  

I love it when I am super productive.  Each month I'm making a Scrap Jar Star Quilt from the designated color.   I need 12 blocks for a baby-sized quilt.  

Remember all the yellow squares on my design wall from my last post?  
Here it is finished for March.  It just needs quilting.
As you can see, I am on a "no border" kick. 

Another project I am working on are tulip blocks.  These are the blocks that I have made so far.  They are all strung up on a clothesline in my neck of the woods.  Which, by the way,  is full of pollen. 

What a minute!  I see two mistakes.  Oops.   

This is a super quick and easy block finishes at 12 inches.  I'm giving away a fun little packet of fabric scraps and the pattern to make three block:   pink, purple and yellow.   

Leave a comment and we'll see who gets to be the lucky quilter.