Tuesday, February 10, 2015

One of the Things I Do With 30s Reproduction Scraps - Version 1.5



I don't let my 30s reproduction scraps or my Civil War reproduction scraps play with other scraps. Don't ask me why because I don't really know. I guess I think reproductions are special - better than all the rest- a bit snobby maybe.  (Actually, I think more than 30s repros sneak into the 30s scrap pile because I sometimes don't know the difference).

Anyway, when I have accumulated a pile of 1.5- 30s reproduction scraps (or what passes for them in my head)...


...I make 5 inch blocks like these sixteen I recently  finished.   I use Kona Spring for the green because that's pretty close to the color of green my grandma used in the quilts she made. 

I use the tutorial at Molly Flanders.    For a larger size block there's a tutorial at Mary Quilts.  (I think I'm going to use my mountain of selvages and make the bigger blocks...someday)



I started assembling four of the 5 inch blocks into larger star blocks but since I make blocks intermittently depending upon scraps, I didn't want all of the same scraps to show up close together in a star block.  So, I have 17 star blocks completed and 110 single blocks.  Only 110 more single blocks and I'll have a large quilt...someday. 

It's the second Tuesday of the month and you know what that means! 


Scraptastic Tuesday


12 comments:

Podunk Pretties said...

This is just the idea i needed after purging my scraps yesterday and finding a zillion strings.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love ...

Julierose said...

Love those blocks--they look like Spring--and will it EVER come??? More snow storms on the way here...ugh!! Hugs, Julierose

Nicky said...

Anything suggested by Mary Dugan is good in my book! Love your 30s strings and the green! Thanks for joining us at #scraptastictuesday

Julianne said...

Beautiful! I have a ton of 30's repro prints, this is a great idea to use some of them up!

Paula said...

I love this quilt! It's so pretty, and perfect for those thirties scraps.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Me either... In my mind 30's, CW or batiks don't mix and mingle. I have some 30''s string blocks from the HGTV board to put together one day and some Spiderweb blocks too. Love them in that block.

audrey said...

I think your segregation method works very well for you! Love seeing these come together!

Debra said...

LOL. I separate my stash by color... Except CW, batiks, and modern fabrics. Funny that you do similar!

Vicki in MN said...

I love it, I keep my 30's seperate from others too. I love the green with it. I will have to pick some of that up.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love your blocks!

(Visiting from Scraptastic Tuesday)

Ann said...

I'm (very) slowly making some spiderwebs but I love your stars and the way you've placed your strings. What fun to see this variation! So pretty.