Saturday, January 24, 2015

Moody Blues


Nine  inch Vintage Butterfly blocks for a quilt similar to a vintage one I saw at Nostalgic Cafe. 
I made these last year for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and probably will still be making them this year. I now have 31 blocks and want 56.  This  is also called Beggar's Block.  


From the same 1.5 inch scrap I made 3 inch spool blocks.  I've made these during the last couple of Rainbow Scrap Challenges and have hundreds. After this year I might have enough for a large quilt. 


I made scrappy Wonky Log Cabins last year too but need a few more for a twin sized quilt.  I make these from my short string scraps. I first make 4 nine inch blocks and the join them into an 18 inch block.  I just finished a child sized  ( 40 x 58) Wonky Log using blue and black scraps. 


I made some HSTs from 4.5 inch scraps and joined them into a chevron block and a block of HSTs. 

Got scraps? 
Use them up and join us each ScrapHappy Saturday to show us what you've done. 

19 comments:

Marly said...

Lovely wonky log cabins. The blue and white looks like a good combination, but the blue and black is spectacular. The spools and butterflies are a great way of using scraps. you certainly had a lot of blue. do you have as much of the other colours too?

Quiltdivajulie said...

I don't think I ever noticed how similar the construction is for your butterfly blocks and the spools . . .

3" spools - hundreds . . . wow!

Vic in NH said...

Wow, I just reviewed all of the eye candy that you've been posting. Congratulations on the two fine finishes! Your Pickle Dish is glorious and I like the Wonky Log Cabin too.

Scrappy quilter said...

What great use of your blues. I too really like the Wonky Log Cabin.

Julierose said...

Love those butterfly blocks, spools and
cabins and hst's--you've been very busy there...nice stuff...hugs, Julierose

Nell's Quilts said...

Love all the scrappy goodness in all those projects.

katie z. said...

Looking great!

Sally T said...

Keeping track of your quilts is like reading a Russian novel...except without the depression.

Terri said...

Love your blues blocks. We're both making butterflies... very different butterflies. (Yours are more anatomically correct. Atta Girl)
Hugs

Sheila said...

I love all your blue blocks. Beautiful fabrics.

Dasha said...

Love that fabric in the top photo which has the word "Blah" bang smack in the middle of the block. What a hoot!

Jennifer said...

looks great! what a fantastic selection of blue fabrics!

Quilting Nonnie said...

Hi Cathy, I'm Terri from Quilting Nonnie. Yours was the first picture I clicked on in RSC. It did look a lot like mine. It will be fun to see ours develop!

I saw your posts in Google+. I like what you're doing. I'm a new follower of yours.

Alycia said...

Gosh they all look great!

Quilter Kathy said...

So many wonderful blue projects on the go! Can't wait to see what you do with your spool blocks!

Kate said...

Love your blue scrappy projects.

make.share.give said...

Very nice! Especially loving the chevrons.

scraphappy said...

What a busy week! So many pretty quilts in the works. It is nice to keep adding on over time until enough blocks magically accumulate.

the girlfriend gap said...

Lovely inspiration :) Blue quilts always make me smile. Thanks for sharing. Janita