Sunday, August 4, 2019

Oh Scrap! : A New Color

I was so hoping that the new RSC color for August was going to be purple.  But the color for this month is another shade of blue.  Many of my projects have more than enough blue blocks but thankfully I recently started some new RSC quilts so I do have a few blocks to make this month.

I made ten of my Bright Hopes blocks.  These are very quick to make because they are made with 2.5" strips - which I usually have in my scrap bins so all I need to do is cut the pieces to length.

I added them to the ten pink blocks I finished last month.

This quilt is going to be a lot more chaotic than my usual scrap quilt.  I haven't decided on a layout yet but I am hoping once I have all 80 blocks completed, I will find a way to tame it down a bit.

...or it may just stay a ton of scrappy goodness!


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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Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I need to start looking through my blues this week

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I like the way you're sewing those blocks with the opposite sides matching and the lights and darks, too. That should give you some interesting patterns to play with! Enjoy your Sunday, Cyndy!

grammajudyb said...

I’m starting to get intrigued by the Bright Hopes Blocks! One more to add to my to do list . Yours are great!

Jayne said...

It'll come together in the end...I am confident of that! Maybe, just maybe next month will be purple!

chrisknits said...

I always approach scraps with fear and trembling, and then I am amazed that it does work. I guess when you think about it, nature is just an array of colors and textures and we don't find it clashes.

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

I vote for the scrappy goodness every time! Your quilts are always awesome.

Gretchen Weaver said...

I like the variation you're making with the Bright HOpes blocks. I've had so much fun sewing them. Happy Stitching!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Busy quilts can be FUN!!! Glad you found some light BLUE scraps to sew for the RSC. I'm sure you have PLENTY more projects to keep you busy the rest of the month!

Rebecca Grace said...

So, do your Bright Hopes blocks finish at 6" square, then? I'm looking at your block photo and trying to figure out how you make them because they're cute and I have tons of leftover strips from my pineapple log cabin quilt and from a few Kaffe Fassett jelly rolls that insisted on coming home with me...

KaHolly said...

Bright Hopes blocks are cute and play so well together.

Sophia said...

Amazing post with lots of informative and useful and amazing content. Well written and done!! Thanks for sharing keep posting.

christina said...

The blocks are cute. You could change the direction of half of your blocks so the dark "Z" shape becomes an "S" shape. Then you could lay it out in a Grecian key pattern.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

I can't wait to see how your Bright Hope blocks come together as you add more colors.

Mystic Quilter said...

RSC is always good for using scraps in the monthly colours, lots of scope for making great scrap quilts.
I like this block Cynthia.

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