Saturday, August 4, 2018

From Orange 2.5 Inch Scraps


 In past years I haven't really had that many scraps to play with when the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color rolled around to ORANGE.   This year I do have a lot of 2.5 inch orange scraps since I made a quilt that used a lot of it. 

So this month I dug into those 2.5 inch orange scraps and made a couple of ten inch Crazy Lady of the Lake blocks. 
 And I made a couple of orange eight inch Depression Blocks and three brown ones. I've been making these from scraps for a couple of years and I think I only need 5 or 6 more for a twin sized quilt. 
 I made a few sprouts.  I've also been making these for a few years and probably should take a count of them.  
And then I made a couple of these Whatchamacallit blocks.  The pieces are 1.5 x 2.5 so I usually use 1.5 inch scraps to make them but I looked ahead into my 1.5 inch scraps and found I only had two orange pieces in there so this month instead of using the 1.5 inch scraps to make these I used the 2.5. 

And while working with 2.5 inch scraps if any scrap gets smaller than a 2.5 inch square I sew them into a strip like on the right side.  


Then I saw that this month's Block Lotto block, a sixteen patch in California Poppy colors including orange, could be made of 2.5 inch scraps I whipped up four of those. 


And on break times I enjoyed watching all the butterflies that visited the orange Tithonia (Mexican Sunflower) in the flower garden. 

17 comments:

Kat Scribner said...

Wowzer, great progress with your oranges already. I'm still meditating on mine. :D

Linda said...

Great collection of orange blocks. Love those Crazy Lady of the Lake ones.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

My favorite are always the Depression blocks, and they are pretty in orange and brown! I enjoyed your photo of the butterfly, too. Beautiful!

Quilting Babcia said...

All that beautiful orange just warms my heart, and reminds me of my favorite season of the year.

Julierose said...

Great blocks using oranges...hugs, Julierose

cityquilter grace said...

doncha just love scrappy in any color but oh, orange....wow!

gayle said...

If they gave Oscars for Best Use of Scraps, you'd have a BIG collection of gold statues on your mantel!

Cathy said...

Gayle hit the nail on the head. You’re our Oscar-winning, gold medal President of Scrappy. Love every little block!

grammajudyb said...

I’m still getting started! Have a couple other projects that “must be done” first! I will post next week!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A lovely selection of 'orange' scrappy blocks!

Pamela Arbour said...

Your oranges are beautiful. Makes me ready for fall!

MissPat said...

Gosh, Cathy, I've barely begun pulling the orange scraps out. It's been very hot again and I fell behind in July because we were away for 9 days, so I still had a couple red blocks to finish. Taking a class tomorrow so maybe Monday I'll get to the Squared Away blocks.
Pat

Janie said...

How fun, all that orange!
I like orange anytime of the year, it reminds me of tropical
flowers, palm trees and beaches.
Nice work Cathy.

Ann said...

A good collection of orange blocks. I'm curious what you will do with the <2.5" orange strips. Hmm. Something exciting. And your sunflower fits the theme. Good for you!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh I love all of your oranges. What a fun bright color!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Hurray for orange. I have lots of you ever need any ;)

Katie Z. said...

Nice work!