Saturday, February 13, 2021

Odds And Ends But Mostly Odds

This is a new project...4 inch (finished) Indian Hatchet blocks.  I had researched this block last year and came across a vintage Indian Hatchet quilt I loved so decided to use my scraps and make some blocks. The centers will be the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month and the corners will be secondary colors if the RSC color is primary and vice versa. So the colors for both pink and yellow ended up to be greens, oranges and purples.  If interested there are cutting instructions for five different sizes of blocks at Generations Quilt patterns.  

I made a few Wonky Shoofly blocks with waste triangles, a Plus Postage block and a PSP20-21 (Postage Stamp Pandemic 2020-2021).  The Plus Postage project is an old one and I only need a few more blocks. I cut the postage stamps in a variety of colors last year when I cleaned out my 1.5 inch scrap bin so will make Plus Postage blocks in the prepped colors when the RSC color comes up. I already have quite a few PSP blocks in yellow solids but came across a solid yellow scrap enough for a block so went ahead and made one. I think I'm aiming for 121 blocks for a big quilt. This old farmhouse gets really cold so I keep three quilts on the bed in winter. 

Three six inch Buckeye Beauty blocks. I'm using shirts and dark multicolors and a few dark metallics to supplement the RSC color of the month when I make these blocks. I started making these late last year and already had a few blocks made with yellow but made a few more this month to add to the pile. 

Then I made some Big Chips and some Little Chips for two different quilts. 

And with the trimmings from the Indian Hatchets and the Big Chips I made some Hourglass blocks that need some trimming. Those little Hourglasses finish at about 1 inch. 


 

22 comments:

Julierose said...

Love those Hatchet blocks...you have a whole lot of lovely other blocks on the go, too
Hugs, Julierose

scraphappy said...

Love your Indian Hatchet blocks so far. The fact that it is based on a Vintage quilt is fabulous. Little Chips are adorable too... So much scrappy happiness to enjoy.

The Joyful Quilter said...

SEW much YELLOW, Cathy!! Way to work through those fabric scraps.

Linda said...

The little Hatchet blocks are cute. Thanks for the link to the instructions, I’ll investigate. You are certainly managing to make a variety of yellow RSC blocks despite your ever dwindling stash of scraps. 🤗

Ivani said...

You have done a lot of happy and pretty yellow blocks this week.

Maggie said...

Those little blocks and all the colours looks like a rainbow. Busy week sewing away all the cold outside, best way to hibernate.

Lisa S. said...

I am constantly amazed at how much you get done, how varied the projects, and how organized you are! I could never actively keep track of so many quilts.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Lots of bright and happy yellow in your post, Cathy! I'm always a fan of your plus postage blocks - they're going to make a great quilt!

grammajudyb said...

A wonderful variety of block this week Cathy! It’s a bit nippy here lately too! -27F when I got up! The sun is shining though, so that’s a plus!
Great work on sewing down your yellow scraps!

Deb A said...

So many pretty scraps made into usable blocks. Those chips are awesome.

Cathy said...

OMG - soooo much goodness here! Your ideas are always so clever and prolific. The link to Susan’s blog sent me down a rabbit hole I may never come out of. Now I want to drop everything and go sew (and that’s all I had on my agenda today anyway except my morning shower, LOL!)

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

odds and Plaids!! I saw a plaid!! All your blocks are so great - and such fun bright happy ones!

Chantal said...

There are always so many beautiful projects in your posts. I love visiting here. The Indian Hatchet will be a gorgeous quilt. I saw the original inspiration and Wow! That's a fun one! Love your old shirt Buckeye Beauty blocks. One inch hourglass is too small for me. I keep one and a quarter and bigger. There's a limit to how much I can store in the sewing room, lol. ;^)

Jenny said...

Here you go again, churning out so many different blocks! Well done indeed.

MissPat said...

Yikes, so many different blocks in motion. I know you've probably explained this a million times, but how to you store each months's blocks to keep like blocks together? I think I remember that you keep a paper with the blocks denoting how many you've done. Right now I've got at least 5 different blocks scattered around and some haven't been worked on in months. I need to straighten them up and get them more organized.
Pat

Katie Z. said...

Wow! You have quite the variety of blocks in the go, and I love them all!

mangozz said...

I made a miniature Indian Hatchet quilt awhile ago, but I had to match up all of the seams. I liked the final effect though and it was easy to make. This version would be even easier. I bought a couple of grocery bags full of vintage 1930s fabric squares yesterday that look like salesman's samples. I was so psyched when I found them. They might be perfect for this design and I believe the squares are about 5" with pinked edges. Squirrel!! There was also a mini doll's quilt with HSTs, hand pieced, in one of the bags, and a small quilt top and 49 pieced squares (about 6") - all made using real 1930s fabrics! This find really made my day! I also picked up a lavender cotton sheet which might be ideal for the background for this or a Hummingbird quilt. If I decided to use a solid for the background, which color would you choose?

gayle said...

I love all your wonderful projects!
And I truly can't wait to see what you do with those itty hourglasses!

QuiltGranma said...

Looks like you've been having fun. Keep up the good work!

Kathy S. said...

The scrappy deliciousness always continues on your blog posts! I can't wait to see where the Indian hatchet blocks take you. Just keep sewing. I'm definitely staying tuned.

Ann said...

Another clever way to sew Hatchets - both the layout and the size of the templates. These strong, happy colors make the quilt. And so many more blocks. You are the champ of turning things out and this is a great time to stay home and do that.

Kaja said...

I love how you organise your projects around the RSC - it seems to work really well for you. My favs here are the Buckeye Beauties - I like the inclusion of the shirts.