Sunday, January 11, 2015

Oh Scrap! : Scrap-A-Palooza Quilt #13 Part Two

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Today, I am sharing the blocks I am making for this month's Scrap-A-Palooza quilt.  If you remember from Part One, I am working with my turquoise and lime scraps (okay, and a bit of yellow because I like how it looks).








For this block, I am essentially just making a "slab" of fabric scraps that I can trim up to a specific size.  I have decided to make 8.5" blocks and make lime blocks and turquoise blocks.  While I could keep the colors very monochromatic, I want to stretch the color wheel a bit and use varying shades of each color.



 I simply start with two scraps.  The secret to having nice flat blocks is I always clean cut the two pieces I am going to sew together.




Then I continue to sew scrap pieces together, building out the block as I go - Always ensuring I have a nice cleanly cut straight edge to sew together.



 Most of my scraps are rectangular or in long strings so using a log cabin type layout works great.  Once the block is larger than the size I want, I just use a square ruler to trim it down to 8.5".



You can use this method for odd shaped scraps too.  Once again, the key is to just always sew together two clean edges so your block stays nice and flat.




Just continue to build off the block as you go.




Once again, for my turquoise blocks, I am using lots of shades to give each block interest.



Once the block is big enough, I just trim it down to the proper size.




 The green blocks are all done and now it is time to sew more of the turquoise.  In a week or so, I will share with you the final plan on how I will use these scrappy blocks.


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12 comments:

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really like how orthogonal some of your blocks are and how more wonky others turned out. I think that will make the finished quilt have more movement.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Your blocks are neat and what a great way to use up scraps!

gibbygoo56 said...

I love how that works! I've never made anything like it. Fabulous way to use what you've got!

Alla Blanca said...

Thank you, o quilting goddess, for encouraging me to use up scraps! Love the color choices in this one.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I'm totally in the mood for this kind of scrappy sewing...see what I get created this week! Thanks for the inspiration!

Vera said...

I'm looking forward to see how you put those together.

Rachaeldaisy said...

These are such fun scrappy blocks.

Jasmine said...

I love the looks of these blocks. It is kind of funny that I am trying to build up my rainbow scraps so that I can make something like this with variety. ;)

M-R Charbonneau said...

A great way to use those scraps!

Julie Alexander Johnson said...

Thanks for the tute. I love the colors.

Michelle said...

I like your blocks! I like your linky party too! I wish I had something to link up but I have to many "not scrap" projects going. I'll definitely follow & drop by and check out your party often! I found your link at Freshly Pieced. Happy sewing!

Lisa J. said...

I working on something similar which I posted at Scraptastic Tuesday. I came here from Let's Bee Sewcial. Maybe I'll link up with you next week.