Sunday, July 11, 2021

Oh Scrap! : Keeping the Options Open

 Last Sunday I shared a few block photos of a new scrap project I had started.



I was making some 16 patches from 2.5" squares and framing them in some 1.5" solid strips.  The initial plan was to make the entire quilt from these framed blocks.



As I started sewing blocks and realizing just how many scraps in these colors I really had, I decided to modify my plans and make some of these 5 x 5 blocks to use up even more scraps.




Now I can alternate the framed blocks with these 25-patch blocks.  I was worried it might make the quilt a bit busy but I think I will be happier with it once it is all put together.  I plan on making this quilt twin sized and I think it will look great on a child's bed.  

And using up even more of these scraps is a HUGE win in my book!

(I am always stunned when I think I have just a few scraps in certain colors but when I actually pull them, they create a big pile.  It is time to use a lot of these up.)

Now it is your turn to share how you are using your scraps!


*********************************************

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! 

Quilting is more fun than Housework



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

23 comments:

  1. Those are such great colors! I like the way you can alternate a framed block with an unframed one. Have a great Sunday, Cyndy!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your scrappy squares look like they're all from the same fabric line...they go together SO WELL ! Have a happy day.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love what you're doing with these blocks. The more scraps, the better!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I really like where you are going with this quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a great twist on the 25 patch block! Who would have guessed these are scraps and not fabrics from a specific line or purchased specifically for this project! Amazing is what I call it and fabulous is what I say when you use up scraps!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I couldn't agree more about using more and more! You always come up with great solutions and work arounds!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I think it looks better this way than if the blocks were all framed. It's really up a teenager's alley, I think. It uses the same colours as my son's skateboard-themed bedroom. Well done. ;^)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Congrats on finding more scraps in your chosen color scheme, Cynthia! I really like the 25-Patch blocks mixed in with the framed ones. Happy stitching!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Ingenious! (Though you know me - I'm now picturing a warm version with lots of oranges!)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Pretty blocks. I really like how you framed them in. Are you still making a mini version with the 2.5 blocks too ? This is going to be an awesome quilt. Thank you for hosting the link party. Happy quilting.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi,
    I really like your little squares with the borders around them...really makes them pop out. Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  12. The 2 blocks are made for each other, Cynthia. I love the colors and you are sure, this quilt looks perfect for a kid's bed.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I think that it was a great decision to include the 5 x 5 block - it works well and is more flattering to the first blocks. Love all of your greens!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love your alternating blocks! They will make a very fun, interesting quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Olive + turquoise + black/white + gray = stunning combination!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your blocks are so pretty and I love the solid borders, perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great idea to make the 5x5 blocks. It really makes the bordered units stand out.

    ReplyDelete
  18. The layout of alternating the framed blocks with the 25 patches makes a very interesting design. I bet it would work well in other color combos or even totally scrappy.
    Pat

    ReplyDelete
  19. I like the frame idea on these. That little bit adds so much!

    ReplyDelete
  20. i love the layout with alternating colors

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great color combination...I know I wouldn't have enough scraps or fat quarters to do much with those colors. I'm curious -- Have you ever written about and shown how you organize your fabrics and scraps? I know I would be interested. (Hint, hint!)

    ReplyDelete
  22. WHOA !! Another squirrel. Love this

    ReplyDelete
  23. An elegant solution to adding more scraps.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I enjoy reading each and every one and try to respond with an email.

01 09 10