Sunday, June 13, 2021

Oh Scrap! : Finally some time to Sew

 We have had a beautiful Spring here in Oregon.  That means I have been spending lots of time outside digging in the dirt.  Last week, the weather cooled and the intermittent rain kept me indoors.  That means I finally had some time to sew!

First thing I accomplished was to turn some purple and blue pinwheel blocks into these cute blocks.

Here are what I have finished so far.  All of these pinwheels have been made from bonus triangles trimmed from making some flying geese blocks.  I think when I go to sew all the blocks together, I will use a wider low volume sashing than the width I used in each block.  But I can worry about that later, I still have quite a few blocks to finish.

I also made some more basket blocks.  I think I have enough now for a smaller sized quilt.  I just need to find some time this week to lay them out and see how I want to progress on this project.

I added 12 more Positivity blocks to the finished stack.  I think that means I am already halfway finished.

Soon I will run out of the background fabric and will have to come up with a plan for future blocks.  Right now I am leaning toward just making some with varying backgrounds to float among these blocks.  I just need to dig around my scraps and see what I can come up with.

Nice weather is back next week so who knows how much more sewing I will accomplish.  But I did get quite a few more scrappy blocks cut so I hope to keep the completion mojo going.


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Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Great way to set the pinwheel blocks, I might have to "borrow" that! Love the Kaffe baskets. It's so nice to see so many of us sewing positivity blocks, and yours are gorgeous.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your Positivity blocks are so pretty, Cyndy! You're always a great inspiration for mixing different background fabrics, and that's also what I'm planning to do with mine. Just need to get started on them! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Ivani said...

Pretty blocks, Cynthia! I can see beautiful quilts made with them.
Have a great Sunday!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats on making it to the halfway mark for your Positivity blocks and to some PURPLE sewing for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!! Here's hoping there's more dirt digging time on the way, Cynthia.

Sherrill said...

I really like the triangles on the corners of your plus blocks. I did a bunch of those blocks awhile back and they're assembled and waiting for a backing for a donation quilt.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

All your blocks are so great!!

Bonnie said...

I really like your sashed pinwheels. I think I need to remember this for next year. I've been making progress on my Positivity blocks too. I'm using a variety of background fabrics from cream to light grey. I think I may add the corners like you have to give the overall quilt more interest. I was thinking I might do half with dark background but haven't made that decision yet.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Aren't those pinwheels so pretty all together there! Positivity blocks are so neat especially the way a secondary block is being made at the corners. Great idea!

Mystic Quilter said...

The aqua corners really pop, aqua is a favourite colour of mine, they go so well with orange plus blocks.

Susie H said...

Great bunch of Positivity blocks! You are really on a roll!

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