The color of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is blue. I'm still trying to clear out my 2.5 inch blue strips of scraps.
This week I made some triangle units for a pyramid quilt. I actually did cut some fabric for these - 3 2.5 inch strips of neutral fabric is all. I then looked for any scraps that might be enough for at least one triangle and I sew all the blue 2.5 inch pieces into a strip about the width of the neutral strip. Then I follow the directions on the Molly Flanders blog to make the units. In just a few minutes you have a bunch of triangle units. At the end of the year the units will be sewn together.
When I sew the blue pieces together I get some split blue triangle parts like you see in the fourth row. So nothing gets wasted.
I participated in a floral themed Chunky Churn Dash swap last year and I still need quite a few blocks to complete a lap quilt. So I picked out some floral themed blue 2.5 scraps and picked through my 1.5 scrap bin for some neutral/blues/purples (RSC highlight color) to make a few Chunky Churns. Then I found pieces enough for dark/light/dark rail fence pieces.
Other blue scraps went into six inch Twinklers and some miscellaneous 4 inch blocks. Then when all was said and done I sewed all the 2.5 inch scraps that were less than 2.5 inch square into one big long strip. I'll decide what to do with that later...Chinese Coins?...a border?...combined with those 4 inch kitchen sink blocks?...
I used some scraps to make 8 six inch January Block Lotto Birds in the Air blocks.
And still in my 2.5 inch scraps...I made six more Birds in the Air blocks for the Old MacDonald Mystery Sampler - a Block Lotto mystery. I thought I wasn't going to make any more mystery quilts or samplers (other than finishing the UFO samplers I have in my midst) but this Old MacDonald sampler sounds rather intriguing.
Ok...so, my 2.5 inch scraps are about gone. I saved out the tone on tones to make some little butterfly blocks and I saved out 3 long strips to make an actual block but other than that...I'm about finished this month with the 2.5 inch scraps. Next week...4.5 inch blue scraps are on the agenda...and maybe some crumbs or...
Use up the blue ones this month and join us with your progress each ScrapHappy Saturday.