Sunday, February 12, 2023

Oh Scrap! : Easy Blocks

 Lots of cutting occurred this week.  I made a few kits for compassion quilts, I dug through scraps and cut up squares and I put together backings from various odd pieces.

But looking at what I actually have to share, it appears that I have not been doing much.

I made these four 16 patch blocks from some rainbow scraps.  This is just an ongoing project that will be made into compassion quilts eventually.

To date, I have only 21 blocks finished.  I don't know if these blocks will all end up in the same quilt.  For now, I just make blocks when I find a scrap that is a good candidate.

Most of the sewing this week were these low volume 9 patches made from 3.5" squares.

How are they going to be used?

They are going to be added to the big red heart I made and become a compassion quilt.  I have all these busy low volumes and this is the perfect way to use them up.  The quilt will actually be a 6 block by 7 block layout.  The heart will float on the left side of the quilt.  If this one turns out, I might have to make a few more.  They sure burn though the scraps!

What do you think?


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! 

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Cathy said...

What do I think?
I think I would love a quilt like you described with the low volume background and heart floating at the side.

Ivani said...

Looks like a lovely way to use up all those low-volume background scraps and this will make a beautiful quilt, Cynthia.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love your heart surrounded by low volume 9 patches! It makes me want to go sew! That will make a beautiful comfort for someone. Have a great Sunday, Cyndy!

Michelle said...

Your 16 patches look great! While they are not complicated, it’s a bit of work to sew them all together. Your heart quilt is lovely.

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Great idea, low volume nine patches with a beautiful red heart! Comforting, lovely, and uses up scraps. Win, win, win! said...

What a great use for busy low volume prints! They make the perfect backdrop for the heart. Well done! I like those 16 patch blocks too!

Kate said...

You've got some great scrap buster quilts going. I really like the heart one. What a great way to use up those busy neutral scraps.

Kat said...

I am seeing 16-patches popping up on several blogs, mine included! They are so versatile. I really like your colourful blocks and I really like the low volume 9-patches with the heart. I chair our guild’s community quilts initiative and this might need to be added to our list of makes.

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh, I really like the read heart quilt and the idea of it being asymmetrical!

Helenchaffin said...

lots of cute blocks in the works,luv the red heart makes for an interesting block I luv it!

Bernie Kringel said...

I made something very similar to the low volume/heart quilt a few years back when my sister was dealing with breast cancer. I love yours! It will surely give someone comfort at a much needed time. Makes me want to make another one for Mercyful Quilts.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Cynthia, I love your low volume heart quilt. I'm still learning about low volume because when I see more than one colour in a fabric, I assume that it's colourful. I learned this week that very colourful fabric (like the dots fabric that I used in my SAHRR quilt) doesn't mean that they will stand out. That's by I redid the bottom row - they were all disappearing, even if they were colourful. I may do something like your low volume quilt just to learn more about this colour fact :-) Thanks for the linking party. Have a great week!

Carol Andrews said...

Hi Cynthia. You have so many lovely scrappy projects on the go!

QuiltGranma said...

Love this! Inspiration time!

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