Sunday, January 24, 2021

Oh Scrap! : Another New Start

 This new year began with a flurry of new starts for me.  Before I could get a handle on it, I had started almost half a dozen new quilts.



One of the scrap quilts I started uses brown scraps!
Lately I haven't been including brown in my rainbow scrap quilts.  So the color bin has been slowly swelling.  I decided to pull all the chocolate brown shades and cut them all into 1.5" strips.  I added in some 1.5" cream shade strips and made 21 of these courthouse steps styled blocks.  They will finish at 11" square.




Twenty one blocks will not make a quilt so I decided to move onto the blue bin and pull all my dark navy scraps.  I still started with a black square and added more of the cream strips.  I am just getting started on these.




But I think my plan will be to alternate the columns of colors and stagger the blocks - which means I will need to make some "half" blocks (in quotes because they will need to be slightly bigger to account for seam allowances.  If only I could just cut blocks in half...)

I have been sewing these blocks as a leader/ender project and am surprised at how quickly they are coming together.  I hope to cross this off as finished in February!

We'll see if my sister wants this one....she is building a new house soon and maybe she can give this one a home.  She is pretty traditional and I think she will like it when she sees it.

Now let's see your scrappy inspirations!


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26 comments:

  1. The chocolate and midnight blue look great together!!!

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  2. OMG Cynthia, half a dozen new quilts???
    Log cabin is always versatile and your blocks look so pretty together.

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  3. I like putting the blocks in columns like that

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  4. Six.New.Quilts?! I wish I had your motivation, determination and scrap piles! I'm not a brown fan, but with the cream these blocks totally grab my attention. I personally think putting the brown and blue together is a brilliant idea!

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  5. I never would have thought to use dark brown and dark blue together, but I really like it. I'm drawn to darker colors lately and this makes me swoon.

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  6. What's not to love about Courthouse Steps? And good for you for using brown! I love brown. And I also very recently found it very difficult to cut blocks in half.

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  7. Great color combination. It is a traditional look. Another start isn't a bad thing as long as something gets finished. You have a lot of finishes too! SO a new start isn't as consequential as it would be for those who don't follow through.

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  8. Pretty! I like the frame around each block that develops when you offset the rows like that. A question for you, though - I have trouble getting blocks made with 1.5 inch strips to come out square. They're always a bit wonky - probably a seam allowance issue. Do you have any tips for that? Have a great Sunday, Cyndy!

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  9. Ooo! I love blue and brown together - this is going to be great!

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  10. Beautiful new project! Have fun with all your new starts ;)

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  11. Blue and brown is a great combination! I once quilted with a gal at retreat that every year she brought a project that was primarily blue and brown. She thought that this was the best combination in the world! Your blocks are wonderful!

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  12. Those blocks are awesome - and they will look great together. I feel like 12 new starts for you is just par for the course - and they will be finished in a day hahaha!!!

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  13. Hi,
    Very pretty blocks...love the blue and browns together. This will be beautiful when finished. Have a great day!

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  14. Absolutely lovely! I love the way the design is shaping up.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  15. Yep -- more starts than finishes for 2021. I guess we can say the year is off to a bountiful start! I look forward to seeing how your courthouse steps blocks progress.

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  16. That's a lot of quilt starts for just one month! I've started a few but not that many! I'm hoping to finish at least 2 quilts this week if all goes well. You are well on your way to finish the Courthouse Steps.

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  17. It sounds like you have been super busy and motivated, Cynthia. Your fabrics in the blocks are so yummy. Have a wonderful week and Happy quilting.

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  18. Hi Cynthia, your navy and chocolate blocks look really lovely. It's going to make a great quilt. Take care.

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  19. I really love these blocks, and they look like you hand picked the fabrics from the quilt shop instead of your stash.

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  20. So, so much scrappy inspiration! Leader/ender is the way to go!

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  21. I really like your courthouse steps blocks, is it possible to use the log cabin die for these?

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  22. Those blocks look wonderful. I guess all these leftover log cabin strips are worth keeping. LOL

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  23. The colors and layout look great together!

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  24. I don’t know what size the center black square starts as, or finished up at, but maybe you would start with a rectangle that is 2x as tall (plus maybe a bit more for seam allowance, and build those half blocks that way, then just cut in half? If that makes any sense. However you make them, it will be a lovely quilt when done.

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  25. Love the staggered setting with these blocks.

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  26. Oh, this motif looks even more unique with its different placement.
    So a beautiful combination of patterns.

    Good handwork.
    Greetings from Indonesia.

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