Sunday, December 5, 2021

Oh Scrap! : Cutting and Sewing

 I have been able to find quite a bit of time to sew this week but my newest scrap quilt sure is slow in progress.  I feel like all I do is cut-cut-cut and then sew-sew-sew and only a few blocks go up on the wall.

Here is where I am right now.  I have finished three rows about 48" wide.  I have now started sewing the next pieces for the next three rows.

I am just sticking them up on the wall as I get each one completed.  I will have to work on the final placement later to balance out the fabrics.

(That bright blue piece will definitely need to be hidden along an edge!)

But as I was putting up some pieces, I realized I could sew four strips together and create a different design by rotating each alternate block.  I could create some fun zigzag designs with the colors. 

This certainly gives me something to think about!

What are your thoughts....


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  1. I love them in long rows! I like how the little corners make those diamond shapes...I can picture this pattern in so many colors--really a great one, Cynthia...nice job on this hugs, Julierose

  2. You are so good at coming up with blocks that can make great designs in multiple ways! I like both things you've shown, so I'm no help there, lol. Have a great Sunday!

  3. Hi,
    Love your new quilt all those
    pretty scraps. Have a great day!

  4. What about alternating the gold and orange next to each other and then the opposite color underneath. It would make sort of an undulating pattern

  5. Question: When you stitch the horizontal blocks together won't that block become smaller than the vertical block? Otherwise, I love the concept. Also interesting to see you will 'hide' the light blue block in the outside of the quilt :)

  6. ohhh that is really going to be cute - it has lots of different layout options

  7. I love those blocks. Alternating them will give you an interesting result.

  8. I love the colors all marching in a row, Cynthia. So much so that I'm considering this design for one of my RSC22 projects!

  9. Those long rows are so cool! I like that arrangement best.

  10. Those are really pretty blocks. The row layout appeals to me but I'm sure it will look nice whatever you decide.

  11. Simple but oh so effective, that's my kind of sewing!

  12. Oh these blocks are looking so good, I like them just in rows as they are in top photo, very striking with the little pops of bright colour.

  13. Good luck Cynthia. What ever you choose will be great, I'm sure :-) Have a good week.

  14. I really love this quilt and the alternate layout is really intriguing!


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