The color of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is baby blue. I guess I haven't been in a pastel mood the last several years since I don't have much baby blue. But, I do have blue scraps and so here's some blue spools. I think I have close to 300, all different. I haven't decided yet when enough is enough.
I also made some 4.5 inch HSTs with some bigger blue scraps. I'll be swapping these three times a year on a Yahoo group and I haven't decided yet whether I will sew them into Broken Dishes blocks or...
...into a 16 inch Depression Block. Last time I made HSTs I made a Buckeye Beauty quilt. And when I swapped 3.5 inch HSTs years ago on a different Yahoo Group I made 12 inch Depressions blocks into a quilt I really love. I think I'll probably go with the Depression blocks again.
I made some 3 inch 9 patches using some of the same light blues as the spools. I've been swapping these for years with a Yahoo Group of ladies also.
Now that I've turned the 9Ps into 5 inch Sisters Choice blocks and have enough for my large quilt I was thinking about what to do with all the leftover 9Ps and the new ones I will be swapping.
I've been thinking about a Jack's Chain quilt for a long, long time but it looked like too much of a challenge. I decided to give one "block" a try. There's a few flaws and I need to perfect my own technique for assembly but it wasn't as challenging as I thought. I think I see a Jack's Chain quilt with scrappy cream/tan background in my distant future.
To see what everyone else is doing with their blues visit Scrap Happy Saturday when you get the chance. It's been a lot of fun to follow along with all the projects everyone has worked on every month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.