Saturday, July 15, 2017

Using Blue 1.5 Inch Scraps


From the blue 1.5 inch scraps I made lots of little 3 inch (finished) rail fence blocks. 


And each month I've been making these little 2x2 units from the 1.5 inch scraps.   I had no idea when I started making them what I would do with them. They are pretty versatile. 


I finally decided I would assemble them into blocks of 3x7 and see how I liked them. 

I liked them so sewed all of the little units in the colors we've used so far in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge into blocks 3x7. 



It will still take a lot of these blocks to make a big quilt especially since I try not to make duplicates of any of the colored fabrics. 


21 comments:

Alison said...

These blocks are so cool! It's so smart to use the "nubs" to make the 3x7 blocks. :)

Linda said...

Great idea to make those 3x7 blocks. They're smashing.

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

great way to use up the scraps

Linda said...

Are the 2 strips 2"" wide and 2" long?

maggie fellow said...

I love little blocks and great for scrappy

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I always like to see how you use the littlest leftover pieces! It gives me ideas, too! And why not just keep making those 3 x 7 blocks until you have enough of them? Lovely to have no deadline or pressure to finish.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Good approach - and yes, it will take awhile if you are not repeating when BLUE is called out two years in a row and you have a multi-year project. I know you aren't worried - your stash and scraps are full of fun.

Shasta Matova said...

That is a great layout for the rail fences. It looks wonderful in a rainbow of colors.

katie z. said...

Great work!

Julierose said...

You have a lot of really nice scrap parts there...I think I'll have to open my own "parts garage" lol hugs, Julierose

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

I love the 3 x 7's those are going to make a great quilt!

---"Love" said...

I keep telling myself I'm going to start using leaders and enders to do this, but as usual, I keep procrastinating! Your blues/whites are really pretty! ---"Love"

The Joyful Quilter said...

NO duplicates?? WOW!! That a LOT of fabric scraps!!!

Cathy said...

OMG! No duplicates? That is a challenge alrighty! You'll be 147 years old before you finish it! But the bitty scraps are looking awesome.

Teresa said...

Love the way these are coming together. Hey if you need a certain color let me know, I will be happy to send you some with no duplications.

Monica said...

Omigosh, these are looking so awesome, Cathy! It's wonderful how such a simple block can have so much impact. Looking good!

PaulaB quilts said...

I love your Chinese coin strips as a rainbow.

margaret said...

this is a great way to use the scraps and we all seem to have plenty of them

Kaja said...

As always, you are so good at finding ways to use your scraps. No duplication of fabric is an extra level of challenge.

Kate said...

A clever and cute way to use up scraps.

Deb A said...

Such pretty little blocks. I like how they are turning out in all the colors - a very pretty scrap quilt it will be.