Sunday, May 31, 2020

Two Tops


 So far, after cleaning off my cutting mat and table last week, I have two tops to show for my efforts. 

Broken Dishes
60 x 78


 I've been making these six inch blocks off and on since about 2016.  I made them when I had 3.5 inch scraps in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month. If I didn't have any 3.5 inch scraps in the color then I didn't make any blocks.  That's why it sometimes takes me a long time to get to flimsy stage - I wait for scraps to happen. 
 Scraps happened last week when I cleaned off my cutting mat...
 ...and found scraps to make 44 more blocks. 
 And then, in between planting veggies and flowers in between the rains, I assembled this top.  I just sewed blocks together randomly...grab and sew...my grandma's method. 

Sometimes I see Stars or Pinwheels in between the Broken Dishes. 
 I don't know if these 10 inch blocks blocks have a traditional name.  For each block I cut four 4.5 inch squares and four 2.5 inch squares from scraps. From gray I cut two 2.5 inch squares and one 2.5 x 6.5 rectangle. 
Assembled top is 40 x 50 and when finished will go to Wrap-A-Smile. 

23 comments:

gayle said...

I love the way 'scraps happen' at your house! Beautiful tops!

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

I love how colorful these tops are - you sure get a lot done

cityquilter grace said...

both very nice but broken dishes my fave!

chrisknits said...

What beautiful bright colors in those tops! I love the broken dish one.

---"Love" said...

You seem to have so many beautiful scraps! I'm beginning to wonder if you sneak out and buy more beautiful fabric so you can cut it up just to make more scraps! (Just kiddin')
You always manage to make pretty quilts out of whatever you grab, so just keep on grabbing. One day you will have to go to the fabric store! ---"Love"

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh that broken dishes quilt!!! I want to make one now!!

Kathy S. said...

More great scraps and colors and fabrics. LOVE the positive quilt. Very very cute projects as always!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those are fun! The Broken Dishes blocks do create lots of other designs! I like the constant gray pluses with the colorful background squares, too.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Both quilt tops are AWESOME!!! Super scrappy quilts are my favorite. I'm still amazed that you simply grab and sew when assembling a quilt top. Could. NOT!! Do it. LOL!!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Wow! Such happy scrappy sewing! I love the Broken Dishes blocks and the unnamed block. Thanks for giving us the measurements on it--it's going on my list!

Toni Macomb said...

Love the Broken Dishes. A couple of years ago....time passes too quickly, you had made a Drunkards Path quilt with fun, bright, stripes and dots. I loved it so much but knew I didn't want to do the curved piecing. I did Broken Dishes and it looks much like this one. Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda said...

Two great flimsies , amazing use of scraps.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Oh so colorful! I love these scrappy finishes. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Chantal said...

That Broken Dish quilt is a firework show. Congrats on getting two tops done. ;^)

Louise said...

Broken Dishes is an underrated block, in my opinion. It has so much movement! And the lower case T blocks turned out really great, too. Super fun tops, Cathy :)

Pamela Arbour said...

I’m beginning to see the sanity in your insanity! LOL great job. Maybe I can get the patience to do that.

karenbbsnow said...

Awesome scrappy beauties, I really love all the colour and movement in "Broken Dishes."

Nann said...

So colorful! And the grab-and-sew method of color placement worked very well.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Those broken dishes are so super saturated - I LOVE THEM!!!

Ann said...

I like the way pinwheels and stars come and go in broken dishes. And your grandma was a smart lady. Grab and sew made a colorful quilt.

audrey said...

Love your style Cathy! Your quilts are almost always cheery and cozy.:)

Sewing Up A Storm said...

I love your two tops with the bright vibrant colors!

Frédérique said...

Beautiful quilts, I love your Plus one!