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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17 comments:

  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

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  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!

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

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  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

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  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 :)

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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