My scraps are getting smaller and smaller; itsy-er and bitsy-er; teenier and weenier!
This week I worked with 1.5 inch scraps mostly in blue since that is the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) color of the month.
Last month I started some Double Irish Chain blocks (9 inch finished). Backgrounds will be light browns and center chain will be dark browns. The rest of the chains will be in the color of the month. I'm thinking 100 of these blocks will make a nice big bed quilt so what better way to achieve that goal than make a few each month from scraps.
I started these Plus Postage blocks (10 inch finished) in December 2019. Blocks are inspired by an American Patchwork and Quilting 2016 pattern designed by Susan Ache. I'm thinking about 81 of these will make a nice big quilt.
I don't have many solids but I did find enough pieces of different blues to make some PSP20 (Postage Stamp Pandemic 2020) blocks (8 inch finished). Blocks aren't ironed yet. I'll wait until assembly to iron them so I can nest seams.
I caught PSP20 last month so I've been catching up on blocks with solids in the RSC colors already called if I have the solids. I could only find one lonesome green piece to use but enough orange for three. I'm not sure what size this quilt will be...maybe twin sized. That might be 80 blocks.
I've been making Wishing Rings (3.5 inch finished) for a couple of years now. I cut the 1.5 inch sides from 1.5 inch scraps. I think last time we had a blue month I made blocks with blue centers and corners which are cut from 3.5 inch width scraps. This month I made the blue blocks with light corners.
I've almost cleared out my 1.5 inch scrap bin which was one of my goals. So from now on most of my 1.5 inch strips will be cut from scrap chunks.
And finally, the Double X and Snowballs use 1.5 inch scraps. These blocks finish at 4 inches and I've been making these for a couple of years. They are inspired by a vintage quilt.