Saturday, January 4, 2014

Singing the Scrappy Blues


Last year  for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge I used most of my dark blue/bright blue scraps in a crumb fish quilt for donation so I have lots of blue scraps left to work with.  With 2.5 inch scraps I made a few Little Monkey blocks to add to my collection of blocks I made last year.  I want to make a  Double or Queen-sized quilt with these. 


 With the left over HSTs from the Little Monkeys I put together a blue 8 inch Depression Block and a few 4 inch pinwheels.
And with some 2.5 inch squares I made some Little Twinklers. 

I've always loved the Kaleidoscope blocks I've seen out in blog land so finally broke down and bought a Kaleidoscope ruler. These aren't as difficult to make as I first thought. I used 1.5 inch scraps and in the corners I am going to use crumbs.  Block is 12 inch finished. 

I first tried the ruler on my brown scraps with some blue thrown in also.  So, that gave me the idea to each month make a kaleidoscope block in the color of the month plus make one in the color of the month and the previous color of the month. I may also make one in the color of the month plus it's contrasting color.  I want to have enough for a large quilt so this may be a multiple year project.   I also think I will make a border on this quilt from crumb blocks - like little kaleidoscope pieces. 

And, speaking of crumbs...here's a couple 6 inch crumb blocks left over from making the Kaleidoscope blocks. 

Well, why not join in the scrappy fun? It really does help to clear out the scraps and besides you can get some great ideas as to how to use up those scraps. 

 for some scrappy inspiration and then go get out those blue scraps and start sewing!! 

17 comments:

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Oh my such wonderful blue blocks! You are a busy little beaver, I feel so lazy with my one block!

Sheila said...

My you have been busy! I love your blue scraps and blocks!

scraphappy said...

Oh my goodness. SO many fabulous scrappy projects. I don't know how you can have any scraps left after all of that sewing.

Jeanne said...

I'm going to enjoy watching your kaleidoscope blocks develop!
Jeanne :)

Pumlans flitiga fingrar said...

Oh my, that was a lot of blue blocks you have been working on! I love your kaleidoscope block, so nice.

Terri said...

Good Job! Boy you have a variety going there. Love the Little Twinklers.
Hugs

Elly D said...

You have a lot of lovely blocks going on with your blue scraps Cathy :) Love the kaleidoscope and twinklers. It's going to be fun watching these two develop :)

Karen said...

Lots of great blue blocks. This gives me many ideas. I look forward is seeing all the different blocks you will make this year. I hope you have fun.

Dasha said...

Aha! You were the person doing twinklers last year. I loved what you did and I wanted to try that this year, but I just couldn't remember who it was that did them. Hope you don't mind, but I would love to pinch your idea and have a go at those. Love every one of your blocks! And the kaleidoscope is awesome. Aren't we an inventive bunch?

madebymyself said...

Great Projects stars. Have fun.

Angie said...

Wow - what a great assortment of blue scrappy projects!

Alycia said...

Amazing!! You got a lot done this week!!1

Ellen said...

I can't believe how much you have already accomplished...you have been very busy!! I really like your Kaleidoscope blocks. It is going to be a gorgeous quilt.

sophie said...

I'm also blown away by your progress. I love the little monkey blocks and the big Kaleidoscope ones. You're really off to a running start.

Amy said...

Motivation overload, girl!!!!
I LOVE the 8" depression block; gives me an idea and some great motivation to use up some of my 2" bonus triangles.

Jo said...

Thats a lot of blocks. Luv the crumbs

Kat Scribner said...

You sure went to town, Cathy. Lots of blocks going on here. My sewing room seems full of blue blocks now too. I have lots of ideas for them but some of my other scrap colors are not as plentiful as the blues. lol Let's scrap on.