This week I dug into my 3.5 inch scraps and made some Pink Glitter blocks.
I've been making a few of these each month and using the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for the corners and center and other colors in the 3.5 inch scraps for the rest of the nine patch and background. 3.5 inch scrap pickings are now getting thin. And that's a good thing plus I'm kind of tired of making these. I chain piece them but they are kind of fiddly to make and take a lot of time to cut.
I now have a pile of 134 of them and the pattern Glitter in Jen Kingwell's book Quilt Lovely calls for 152 blocks for a 66 x 73 (if I remember right) quilt. That's a little small for me but I'll go with that since I now only have to make 18 blocks and I think that's doable by the end of the year.
After I make Glitter blocks I look to see if I have enough 3.5 inch scraps to make any six inch Bow Tie blocks.
I have over a hundred of them but by my paper I was thinking of making a quilt maybe 14 x 15 blocks which = 210 blocks so I'm probably only half way finished with making these blocks. This project will continue into next year but instead of using 3.5 inch scraps which are quickly dwindling I'll dig into the scrap "chunks" - odd sized bits and pieces less than a fat quarter.
And after making the bow ties I check to see if there's enough of any scrap left to make a 3.5 inch Snowball.
I haven't counted these yet. Right now they are in the Parts Department because I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them. Right now I'm thinking of combining with some 3 inch 9 patch blocks since I have a box of them. We'll see. They might also make a nice border or I could see how they look with those little 3.5 inch Rail blocks in the Parts Department.