It's no secret that I'm inspired by a lot of vintage scrappy quilts. I tried a few 4 inch blocks after I was inspired by a quilt for sale at Rocky Mountain Quilts. I love all of the secondary patterns that can be seen in the quilt. I'm not interested in buying - just interested in making my own. And so I think I have the little blocks figured out and now will continue to make more. Nann at With Strings Attached suggested a few weeks ago that Gallimaufry would be a good name for some of my scrappy concoctions because that's what came to mind when she saw some of them. Nann is a librarian so she knows all those fancy words but I didn't know if she was giving me a compliment, making fun of my quilts or just thought I could use a little learnin'. I had to look up the word so I could remember it longer. Thanks, Nann. That's a good name for this quilt wannabe.
I made a couple more of these Thingamajigs inspired by vintage blocks I saw on Flickr. After screwing around trying to figure out how to make the block I decided they were just an Ohio Star variation. But now that I look back at the photo I'm not so sure these blocks are connecting quite the same as those in the picture. But that's okay. I'm going to continue on like this.
The plan is to use my 1.5 inch scraps to make these blocks. After I use a scrap for each block plus make Rainbow Scrap Challenge rail fence and Whatchamacallit blocks if there is any left of the piece I'm going to put it in the Spider Web quilt box so I can continue on with that quilt.
And that's how really scrappy quilts are usually made around here - one scrap goes into many quilts.