Saturday, February 11, 2017

Aqua, Teal, etc 3.5 Scrap Edition


Glitter Blocks
From Jen Kingwell's book Quilt Lovely
This are a bit fiddly to make so it's nice to just make a few each month in RSC colors.
The job is much easier if you make templates ala Gayle (Mangofeet) plus she's the one that advised me I could cut these easily from 3.5 inch scraps. 


Six inch Bow Ties
I didn't have many 3.5 aqua scraps left after I made Glitter blocks but I did find some more purple scraps hidden away in a baggie so added those in.  This time I remembered the corners are 2 inch pieces and NOT 1.5 inch pieces.  This quilt will end up with a few purple misfits I made last month.  These are scraps so I'm not ripping and remaking.  That rarely happens in this house although I have been known to be a little anal-retentive about a few blocks in my time.  But life is too short to sweat the small stuff. 


3 Inch Snowballs with white corners. These corners are 1.5 inches.  Again...just a few aquas but I did find that hidden baggie of purples.    These blocks may go with some 3 inch 9 patches into a quilt. Or not. 

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23 comments:

Chantal L. said...

Love your glitter blocks. You did a lot of blocks already. Lovely! ;^)

Vicki in MN said...

Not all quilts need a solid plan to start them;) I had not seen the Glitter blocks before, nice!

Nell's Quilts said...

Glitter blocks are new to me too but they are so cute. Love the purple/aqua combination in the fabrics. Lots of good work accomplished this week.

Karen said...

You have made lots of scrap happiness. Awesome blocks.

maggie fellow said...

your blocks are beautiful

Marly said...

I love your glitter blocks. Are you hand piecing them? I've seen several people hand piecing "Glitter" projects recently. Although I have the book the thought of another hand-piecing project at the moment is too daunting.

Ariane said...

All your blocks look wonderful!! Thanks for the link to the glitter templates. I may just try making my own.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You have such a nice variety of teal scraps! I love the bowtie blocks and have been thinking of making some. 6 inch blocks seem a doable size.

Cathy said...

The Glitter blocks are amazing! Talk about eye candy.... and I love your never-ending supply of great, basic blocks (and what you do with them!!).

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Those are all such great blocks - The glitter ones are very interesting

The Joyful Quilter said...

Nice work on using all those scraps. Amazing that out of the lot of them, there are only one or two that I have in my stash!! We are fortunate to have many, many options.

PaulaB quilts said...

Love the color combos in the glitter blocks. It's,nice that we can learn from each other on these links. I sure do. Glad to see the larger bow ties. You can enjoy the fabrics more. And the top gets done faster. Have a fun week!

Pamela Arbour said...

Those teals and blue look gorgeous together. What great "eye candy" that is.

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gayle said...

Loving all that glitter!

mangozz said...

Beautiful, beautiful colors! Your blocks look great! You seem to accomplish so much.

lvkwilt said...

I had to laugh when you said you tend to be "anal retentive." I am the same way but my husband always tells me I should say "detail oriented!" The older I get, the more I realize that most of the things I was so compulsive about (such as the "right" way to load the dishwasher!) really don't matter.

Angie said...

The Glitter blocks are amazing - they sparkle!

Shasta Matova said...

I'm planning on making some Glitter blocks as soon as I finish my Adinkra quilt top. I am debating whether to turn add triangles to avoid the partial piecing. I figure I will make a small quilt (maybe 8 blocks or so) just to have the satisfaction of having made them.

katie z. said...

Your blocks are fabulous!

Rachel said...

Very nice! I've never seen anything like those glitter blocks. Very cool!

Sally Trude said...

I usually don't like glitter, but for you I'll make an exception. I'm loving your turquoise and purple...they play so well together.

Kate said...

Beautiful blocks! You'e got three fun and colorful RSC projects for this year.

Cherie in St Louis said...

You must have quite a few glitter blocks now. Will you be able to set them together is a crown soon?