Saturday, June 18, 2016

Aqua, Blue-Green, Turquoise, Teal 2.5


This week I worked with my 2.5 inch scraps.
  
First thing I usually do is look for four 2.5 pieces that are long enough to cut four links that will look good together for my Interlocking Chain blocks.  If I don't I will cut from my scrap chunks. 

Sprouts,  Happy Blocks, Depression Blocks

The next thing I do is see if there are any novelty pieces and, if so, I cut a 2.5 square and surround it with 1.5 inch scraps to make little 4.5 I Spy Happy Blocks. 

Then I cut enough squares for a few Sprouts.  After that I match up the RSC color with a neutral 2.5 scrap and cut some HSTs with an EZ Angle ruler. I usually remember that I need 16 HSTs for each Depression Block and 4 for each Sprout and make just enough HSTs but if the mood strikes I make extra HSTs and then sew them up into little 4 inch blocks like pinwheels or broken dishes.  The mood didn't strike this time. 

Pyramid Pieces

And finally I match up neutrals again with the RSC color of the month and make Pyramid Pieces following a tutorial at the Molly Flanders blog. 



12 comments:

gayle said...

I see butterflies!
I'm always impressed with your scrappy goodies - so much variety in both blocks and scraps!

Cathy said...

As usual, I love all your blocks! I hope you're having a nice summer. xo

Ivani said...

Beautiful aqua blocks, you made great progress. I wish I have some of your aquas, they are looking good together.

Julierose said...

Beautiful work as usual!! what I want to know is how you learned to make all these different blocks...so well, too...hugs, Julierose

The Joyful Quilter said...

You've got such a variety of blue-green fabrics in your stash and all of you projects are coming along nicely!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your blocks are all beautiful in the blue-greens! I'm putting those Happy blocks on my list. They look like such a great idea to collect as you can make them, and before you know it there's a quilt!

Sally T said...

I'm always so impressed that the backgrounds are as diverse as the color of the month.

Mystic Quilter said...

There is always lots to look at with your RSC posts and what a lot of lovely blue and aqua fabrics.

PaulaB quilts said...

A useful plan you have to get the most out of your scraps and not be caught short. That takes forethought. Why are those nice blocks called Depression? At least you have the happy blocks to counteract them. My favorite are the links, well done each time.

Kaja said...

These colours are amongst my favourites. You have so many great blocks going on it's always fun to check your progress. Do you have a mental list of blocks waiting to be tried?

Angie said...

You always have so many inspiring blocks...I'm really liking the pyramids!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love the variety of shapes and blocks in your RSC goings-on. FUN!