Saturday, January 16, 2016

Now Grandma's Nipping at the 4.5 Inch Blue Scraps


This week for the RSC I worked on my blue 4.5 inch scraps.
At the end of the year when I was taking stock I found some scrappy chevrons I think I made during RSC 2013.  I don't think I had many 4.5 inch scraps until this year so I've decided to resurrect this project.  I made one 16 inch chevron. 


I'm making geese this year.  I use the easy angle and companion angle rulers to make these.  I tried them out last year when green was the color of the month.  I decided that if the color of the month was a primary color then the geese sides will be secondary colors and vice versa.   I'm not sure what I'm going to do for final layout. I have plenty of time to think about it. 


I also made these, for want of a better name, fractured units.  Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession has many different layouts for these units.  I didn't see the one I happened upon on the right in her books but I'm thinking I kind of like that.  These are easy peasy units to make so I'm sure by year end I'll have enough for a couple of quilts.  If I had short pieces that was at least 4.5 x 5 I used them in these units. 


And then I have the 4.5 inch block kitchen sink pile - a few HSTs left from the chevron, a few 4.5 inch squares (both blue and neutral) and anything less than 4.5 inch square was sewn into a long strip.  I'll have fun with all my different sized strips at the end of the year.  And this might be the year I do something with that 4.5 inch kitchen sink pile...the sink is getting full. 

I think that's it for the 4.5 inch blue scraps. 



I know you don't remember when I said last week that I had saved a few long 2.5 inch scraps for this week so I won't ask if you remember but this is what I did with them - Interlocking Chains - a fourteen inch block. 


Got Blue Scraps?
Dig them out, sew them up and show us what you've done with them each ScrapHappy Saturday. 

20 comments:

Alison said...

These are great projects! Your interlocking blocks look awesome.

Grandma said...

Great projects, love the blues.

katie z. said...

Wow! What a great collection of blocks.

Kate said...

You've made good use of your blue scraps. I really like those inerlocking chain blocks, those will make a very pretty RSC quilt.

Cathy said...

I love those interlocking chain blocks! You ar so dang clever. As always, it's a treat visiting your blog, my friend.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Wow!! Lots of BLUE loveliness happening in your sewing room!!

Chantal L. said...

You are so organized in your projects. It looks like you had a lot of fun with the blues. Love the Interlocking Chains block. Enjoy! ;^)

Angie said...

I love everything you are putting together with your blue fabrics! And I am totally loving those interlocking chains and the geese. :) I had not seen the Interlocking Chains block before. It's awesome.

PaulaB quilts said...

How nice to be using all those blue bits. Love the interlocking ones. They look tricky, but are not. Good going!

gayle said...

You always make the best blocks. (And the best quilts...)
Oh, the possibilities here. Those fractures are going to be a lot of fun to play with, aren't they?

Mystic Quilter said...

So many projects! Beautiful chevrons and I do remember your Interlocking Chains.

Sue SA said...

Great blocks but the interlocking chain is definitely my favorite, I can see this big block coming to live in my studio to use up all my 2.5" scraps, thanks for the link.

Sally T said...

It's always fun to see your half a gazillion projects turn into half a gazillion quilts.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Your scrap stash never ceases to astonish me . . . AND what you do with it!

scraphappy said...

What a lot of blues you managed to get together this week. Beautiful collection of blocks so far.

Jennie in GA said...

Wow! Did you sleep this week? I really like the chevrons.....so graphically pleasing.

PeggyinNO said...

Looks like you have (or had) a lot of blue scraps!! Love the chevron and fractured blocks. Looks like you are going to be busy this year!!

Karen said...

I have never seen an interlocking chain block. Yours are awesome.

Ellen said...

You have such a flair for coming up with ideas for using up scraps! The interlocking chains look great.

Ivani said...

Love your blue chevron block, beautiful blues there. And the interlocking chain blocks are pretty, a great way to use all those long 2,5" strips.