Lady of the Lake
10 inch block
This week I worked with the purple 2.5 inch scraps. I have a box of all different colors of strips of scraps 2.5 inches long. They get in there various ways - I use other than scraps in a project that requires a 2.5 cut of fabric or I get to the end of a piece of fabric and all that's left is 2.5 inches and maybe a little string. Anyway...I used up most of the purple in the 2.5 inch box because I actually have very little purple in my stash.
I'm making Lady of the Lake blocks this year. Two of them will be made in light/dark RSC (Rainbow Scrap Challenge) color of the month and two of them will be color of the month plus a color analogous on the color wheel- this time blue. 6.5 inch centers will be cut from chunk pieces (yes, I have a scrap chunk crate).
I tried out this block last year when the color of the month was orange. I used yellow for analogous color. Here's how some of the blocks look together so far. Yes, I like them. So, I will continue this year making Lady of the Lake blocks.
Also last year when color of the month was orange I made a 12 inch ship block. I belonged to a "birthday club" where members make a requested birthday girl's block of choice and sent it to birthday girl in her birthday month. This ship block was birthday girl's choice. I found it easy to make and cute AND I have a piece of ship fabric perfect for backing what will be this baby sized quilt. I'm using a variety of blue backgrounds...may even add gray...don't know yet.
Each month I'm going to see if I can move toward finishing any UFOs with scraps from the color of the month. I won some six inch Split Nine Patch blocks last year from Block Lotto. They were made in purple, gray and white tone on tones. So I made a couple of blocks from scraps but actually had to cut some purple 2.5 inch pieces because these are made with tone on tones and most of my remaining purple scraps after making the above were NOT tone on tone.
So now I think that brings me to 54 blocks and that will make a baby sized quilt. I have a piece of purple to use as a border.
Another Block Lotto win last year was six inch Birds in the Air blocks. These blocks are made in tone on tone purples and blues with white. So, since I made some new 2.5 inch scraps from making the above blocks I immediately used them to make six birds in the air blocks. I'm going to make a big quilt from these and will probably use blue tone on tones to make more blocks for this quilt. So watch for same blocks in RSC blue month. Otherwise you won't see these blocks again for ScrapHappy Saturday. Merely trying to move a UFO forward this month.
6 x 13
I made the three sprouts on the left. The two on the right were made last year from my purple scraps. It's kind of fun to compare scraps from year to year. I actually don't know where I'm going with these blocks so maybe I should figure that out now since these are rolling over from last year and I have different numbers of blocks in each scrappy color.
Now I'm down to some miscellaneous blocks and parts.
I made two eight inch Depression blocks. I've been making these for several years. I guess I should count the stack. I like big quilts so sometimes it takes awhile to get there when you make a few blocks each month from scraps. But what's the hurry?
The second row of blocks goes into the four inch parts department. Gosh, I have a big bag of 4 inch parts. I've been throwing things into there for years. And the bottom row is a strip of wonky HSTs leftover from Lady of the Lake. Usually I throw wonkies into the crumb pile but I decided to make a strip from them. I have "made strips" in various colors and sizes so will now add to them with hst strips. Use to be determined later.
Speaking of strips...I made one with the ends of some purple scraps.
I also have been making triangles following the tutorial on Molly Flanders. I have a LOT of these. I guess I need to figure out the diagonal measurement of the quilt I want to make and then figure out how many of these things it takes sewn together to make that measurement.
And that's the Purple 2.5 Scrap Edition.
(a Rainbow Scrap Challenge link)