This week I worked on the purple 2.5 scraps.
First I start looking in the scraps for two long pieces for my two Interlocking Chain blocks. These are 14 inch blocks.
I usually find two pieces long enough for these in my scrap box but really had to scrape this time. The one darker fabric on the left is probably more brown with bits of purple but I think it works with that lighter scrap which is brownish purple also.
Then I look for pieces for my snakes. I put the template on these going the long way on the scrap because the pieces are a teensy tiny bit longer than 2.5 but the width is not.
I'm using brown backgrounds. These are snakes in the dirt...not snakes in the grass.
Pattern is from Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration.
Then I cut 2.5 squares for some six inch Twinklers. I've been making these the last couple of years and have enough for a layout 10 x 13. I won't be using scraps for these anymore.
Instead I'll replace the Twinkler project with Sprouts. Last week Kathy of Kathy's Quilts posted about her Sprouts and I decided that would be a great replacement for Twinklers. So, I made two. I also make 2.5 HSTs and make 8 inch Depression Blocks. I've been making them for the last couple of years also as scraps permit. Maybe I should count them.
Also, I found those wonky hsts in the scrap bag so made a wonky Broken Dishes block with them and the four patch fabrics were already sewn together so I just cut and made a couple of HSTs. Those will go in the Kitchen Sink pile.
Then - any small 2.5 pieces that are about Triangle size get sewn together into one long strip. I dig out some neutral pieces and then follow the tutorial on Molly Flanders blog. I'm hoping I'll have enough triangles at the end of the year for one big Pyramid Quilt.
The rest of the really small 2.5 pieces get sewn into strips. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with these but didn't want to throw them back into the scraps.
For now there's only a couple of purple pieces left in the 2.5 scraps.
And speaking of purple I found an elf out back sitting in a crocus patch. You never know where you will find that sneaky elf. Truth be told I've even found him sitting on my bed!
The color of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is purple with yellow for accent.
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