Saturday, February 4, 2017

Aqua, Turquoise, Blue-Green, Teal: Chunks, 1.5, Strings and 4.5 Edition

We have a new color to work with this month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge - aqua, turquoise, blue-green, teal. 

I looked in my chunk scrap pile first for anything in that color that was at least 8.5 inch square to make my Improv Circles.   For these circles I also use red and brown scraps as my constants. 






I then dug into my 1.5 inch scraps and made some little 3 inch rail blocks. 


I also made these little thingys that finish at 2 inches. 
I saw a quilt at Kat & Cat Quilts that she called Confetti that reminded her (and me) of gum wrapper chains so decided to make one myself since it takes 1.5 inch scraps. Might as well cut for rails and Gum Wrapper Chains while I'm at it.  (And, yes, these would make a good leader/ender but I'm not a leader/ender kind of gal). 



Finally the 1.5 inch scraps got a postage stamp (1.5 inch square) cut off of them along with some reds to make a 10 inch postage stamp block inspired by a vintage quilt.  I think I only need four more blocks and quilt assembly will begin.   

Then I made a 10.5 string block.  I barely had enough strings in aqua, etc. to make this one block.  I'm using the black rainbowy fabric 2 inch strip somewhere in each block. 


Then I moved on to 4.5 inch pieces. Normally I make Flying Geese units from my 4.5 inch scraps but aqua ones don't really fit into my plan so will skip making those from 4.5 inch scraps this month. 

I have a big pile of 4.5 inch HSTs already made from various projects over the years so have been using them up in 12 inch HST blocks as well as 8 inch Broken Dishes blocks. 


21 comments:

scraphappy said...

So many pretty teal scraps. Looks like you are off to a great start.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

lots of scrappy quilts going on at your place! I have so many to use up still

Chantal L. said...

My goodness! So many blocks done already and it's only the 4th of the month!! I'm floored! Awesome work! ;^)

Nann said...

You come up with the best scrappy combinations, Cathy! It's nice to see Block Lotto patterns used in other colorways.

Nell's Quilts said...

You really jumped in with both feet to the new colour challenge. Great work.

Nana said...

I am amazed at the number of projects that you have going at one time. They are all beautiful. It is great to see how to use up so many scraps.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Omigosh you have SO much done for this first week --- wow!!!

Ariane said...

You have a great collection of blocks made this week. I love them all. The only problem about all this inspiration is that it makes me want to start more rainbow projects. I already have three on the go. I'm having a hard time stopping myself from starting another one. LOL!

Quilter Kathy said...

Scrappy happiness going on in your sewing room :)

Edith said...

Wow, you got a lot of teal scraps sewn up, did you leave any for the rest of the month? So productive.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love the turquoise paired with red and brown in your improv circles! Your blocks are all fun to look at!

PaulaB quilts said...

Your new aqua blocks are all so pretty. The red and brown really mix well with it. What will you do for the rest of the month?

Sally Trude said...

Wow. I love the combination of teal, red and brown. Fantastic.

The Joyful Quilter said...

you got a GREAT start on SEA GREEN!!!

Vicki in MN said...

Oh my goodness Cathy that is a whole lot of wonderful scrappiness you have going! I think I need more than one RSC going on!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

I like them all!!!!

Pamela Arbour said...

I love all those bright colors. I enjoyed scrolling up and down the pictures and back again.

Kathy's A Quilter said...

This is a great deal of tealish happiness!

Kaja said...

The red/brown neutrals work as well with the teal as they did with purple. I'm already loving where these blocks are heading.

gayle said...

Holy wow! You really were busy!
I love all your projects, but what I'm really excited about seeing is that psychedelic bullseye!

Deb A said...

My goodness! So many wonderful teal blocks you have already made. Love all the triangles.