Saturday, November 28, 2015

Green 2.5




I was looking through my Rainbow Scrap Challenge box of projects and found my bag of Crackers.  Well, way back when dark/bright green was the color of the month I thought I made all my green crackers. NO, I cut scraps for green crackers but I didn't actually make them. And no fairy came along and surprised me with finished Crackers either.  So...



... I ended up making 55 six inch green crackers.  (Yes, I can count...I just didn't feel like showing all of them to you because I was too lazy to stick them to the batting on my propped up cutting mat).  And then I also noticed red cut pieces in the same bag so I finished up some red crackers too. 




Now I think I can start assembling them into a quilt.  I decided to join four blocks of the same color together like so. Now...to sash or not to sash...that is the question. 


On another note I think I want to make a Pyramid quilt with my scraps in 2016. I followed a tutorial on the Molly Flanders blog.   I'm not sure how many of these units I will need...maybe a couple thousand???


And those waste triangles from those Crackers??? I sewed them on to the corners of some blue 2.5 inch scraps and made some little four inch butterfly blocks.  Have I mentioned I love butterflies???? 



Got Scraps???

16 comments:

cityquilter grace said...

nice bit of sewing! fun, isn't it?

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your blocks are getting smaller and smaller :)

Marly said...

You are so creative, using even the tiniest of pieces to make such pretty butterflies in a bright summer sky: just what we need today!

Julianne said...

I just love your blog and all your quilts!

The Joyful Quilter said...

I absolutely LOVE those tiny butterflies!! That's a good way to use up the smallest of your scraps.

scraphappy said...

Love those pyramids! I think everyone has 2.5 inch strips hanging around

LA Paylor said...

triangle girl! The pyramids are great and love the butterflies you made. LeeAnna

Sally T said...

Your crackers look so delightful I might have to get some of my own to crunch.

PaulaB quilts said...

The pyramid is off to a good start and the butterflies could be used in along with any other nature theme, love them.

Dasha said...

Brilliant collection of scrappy blocks. I love your crackers, and the little bonus butterflies are too cute. Good luck with your thousand triangle. That is too much for me to attempt, I'm too lazy LOL

gayle said...

Your pyramids are really intriguing! I'm going to be watching closely to see what you do with them. Great start!
And those little butterflies are way too cute...
(No advice on sashing for crackers - need to see more!)

Deb A said...

A scrappy pyramid...... I really like that idea! Great job sewing all those bits. Arn't you glad you prepped them in a previous month?

Kate said...

How fun that you found the cracker blocks already cut and ready to assemble. That's a nice surprise versus having to dig out the fabrics and start from scratch. Love your scrappy butterfly blocks. You had a very productive week.

Ellen said...

You are amazing and find such wonderful uses for your scraps...good to the last drop!!! :)

Sheila said...

Love those cracker blocks. Looking forward to seeing whether you sash or not when you sew them together into a quilt top.

Stephie said...

A couple of thousand little triangles?!?! That doesn't sound like something for the faint hearted (like me)! You've got so many wonderful projects on the go, love those crackers :)