Tuesday, December 9, 2014

And Then There's the 30s Reproduction Scraps



I use most of my scraps in Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects. 

But, for some reason, I keep my 30s and Civil War Reproduction fabric scraps separate. 

One of the projects I work on when I have accumulated several 1.5 inch scraps is  String Stars.  The green is Kona Spring which reminds me of the green my grandma used in her quilts.  





When I first started making these I was sewing four blocks together but stopped that practice so my scraps were more distributed throughout the assembled star blocks. 

I'm going to make at least a Double/Queen sized quilt so it may be awhile before this quilt is completed. 


With my 2.5 inch 30s scraps I've made a couple of Ocean Waves blocks following instructions on Quilter's Cache; however, I substituted 2.5 inch HSTs for the 3.5 inch...

...so my blocks are smaller. The white is unbleached muslin.  And, again, since I like big quilts, this will be a Double/Queen sized quilt before all is aid and done.

Both quilts will probably be hand quilted since I've found I rather enjoy that these days. 

And that's it for my Scraptastic Tuesday. 


Scraptastic Tuesday

Also linking up to:
 Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River (just down river from me).
Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story. 

13 comments:

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Loving that green! I love making string quilts. So much fun!

Podunk Pretties said...

Both projects are just adorable. I love the colors, and that green... I think I need a whole bolt of it!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Lovely projects ... And I agree it is funny how we keep some fabrics away from the others!

Nicky said...

I have to be in the right mood for string piecing! Well done those blocks look great. Love the new ocean waves ones - it will be a fabulous big quilt when finished! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

Kathy Heiser said...

That green fabric is great. Love your 30's queen quilt. Do you hand quilt in a fram or just a hoop I've been thinking of doing that myself this winter with a quilt I made.

Ellen said...

I honestly have scrap envy...your supply is fantastic! I love the colours of the 30s prints but I only have a very tiny stash of them.

SewPsyched! said...

Ooh golly!! I am loving these blocks!! Are you making your string blocks on paper foundations? X!

Vic in NH said...

Great looking blocks and so cheery on this drab grey winter's day! Freezing rain here in NH, ugh!

Alycia said...

Ahhh.... your string stars is AWESOME!! I love it with the green!!!

Ramona said...

Both sets of blocks are great! The green is perfect.

audrey said...

Very nice! I can see why you kept the scraps separated out.:) The green reminds me of one of my grandmas quilts too!

scraphappy said...

What a great green in your string stars. Thanks for the link to the tutorial and the shade of green. Another one for the "someday" list.

wobblybobbin said...

I love the connection of your grandmother's quilts and yours!