Sunday, June 16, 2019

Oh Scrap! : More Log Cabin Blocks

Due to my hay fever and the hot weather, I spent quite a bit of time in my sewing room this week.  Scraps of various colors were piled everywhere!



I mostly worked on sewing up more scrappy log cabin blocks.
I finished up a total of 20 green blocks to add to the blue blocks I completed previously.

They are made with 1.5" strips and measure 8.5".


Right now I have enough blocks for this layout.  I think I am going to go back to making blue blocks for the corners.  I don't know if this will be the final layout but at least it gives me an idea of how many blocks to make.  Then I can start playing around with them.


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  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
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Friday, June 14, 2019

Too Hot for Flannel

Our temperatures lately have been in the upper 80s and the 90s.  Way too hot for me!
And WAY too hot to be working on a flannel quilt but that is what I have been doing.




I started this quilt is March.  It was actually a kit for some big flannel 3D pumpkins but upon reading the instructions, they were so complex, I decided to just cut all the fabric into 2.5" strips and make a quilt with the fabric.  So Much Easier!


I finally finished hand sewing the binding this week.
The quilt finished at 60" x 70"

I was able to use almost all of the fabric, ending up with just a few short strips of fabric. 



I quilted it with swirls - they create such a fun texture.



I rarely use flannel so I had nothing in my stash for the back.  I was able to find a solid pumpkin flannel for the backing and the binding.

...and I didn't put anything else in my cart!



Now I can put this quilt aside and bring it back out in the Fall.  
Right now, it is far too hot for flannel!

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!




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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tiny Tuesday in Blue

This week I designed another fun block for the Tiny Tuesday RSC sampler.
This one you can really play around with color placement.




This block requires three fabrics.  The cut sizes are as follows:

Fabric A     Four 2.5" squares   (I used a dark navy)
Fabric B     Four 1" x 2.5" rectangles   (I used a stripe)
Fabric C     Four 1.5" squares    (I used a light blue)
Fabric C     One 1" square  (I used a light blue)



Draw a diagonal line on the back side of the four Fabric C 1.5" squares.  This will be a sew line.



Place them on a corner of the Fabric A squares and chain sew all four pieces.


The left square is how they will look coming off the sewing machine.  You need to trim away the corner 1/4" from the stitch line (the center image).  Then press that corner open so the square looks like the piece to the right.

You should have four squares.



Now you can lay out the block.  You can see the piece placement/orientation above.
To sew together, just sew the three rows.  I pressed all the seams towards the striped fabric.




Here is a pressed view of the back.  It really lays nice and flat.




And here is today's Tiny Tuesday block.  Sorry, it doesn't have a name.  If you have a clever one, leave it in the comments!

I can't wait to see how everyone uses their scraps to make their own block.

Thanks Angela for coordinating this sampler and the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  
I look forward to it every week!




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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Oh Scrap! : More RSC Blocks

Even though I was out of town for most of last week, I was able to get the last of the required blocks finished for one of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts.




I needed just five more blocks to finish my quarter log design.  I had started this quilt back in 2018 and needed blocks in the color purple.  I also thought it needed one more red block.



Here are all twenty five blocks up on the wall in no particular order.  I am pretty sure I will be setting them on point but I have no plans yet on how they will be laid out, what I will use for a background fabric or if I will use a sashing.  I hope to make those decisions soon as I would like to finish this quilt top up this month.

Now I need to choose another block design for a Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt.  I like to keep about three of them going at a time.  And because I start many of them mid-year, they are always in many different stages of completion.

I think I need to do something with stars....


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It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up: 

  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do! 
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