Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Tuesday Tidbits

I recently received a gallon bag of 1.5 inch strips in a variety of lengths. 

I wanted to process them right away since I have slowly been trying to empty my 1.5 inch scrap bin and it is actually almost empty except for browns and blacks. So I put the browns and blacks from the gallon bag into my scrap bin and I pulled out the few colored scraps left in the scrap bin and went to work  play. 

With the longest pieces I made some 5 inch (finished) Framed Nine Patches. The other day I was musing as to how to set them and I received a nice comment with an excellent suggestion so I'm going to try that and keep on making these. 

Then I made some 5 inch (finished) Rails. I should count how many I have now because I've been making these for awhile. Maybe they will turn into some Diagonal Bars Blocks

Then I cut 1.5 x 2.5 pieces and made some 6 inch (finished) 18 Patches. Maybe I should count these also.  When I make these blocks I try to alternate light and darks of the same color in each block. 

Then I made some 3 inch (finished) Nine Patches in two colors or two shades for use in my Framed Stars and Path and Stiles.  Even though I have a bin of these little Nine Patches I don't have many in two colors. 

Then I cut more 1.5 x 2.5 pieces (bundles of 10) for Lynn's (Klein Meisje Quilts) version of a Lego quilt.  I've been wanting to make a Lego Quilt for ages and this method just makes the most sense to me.  This box is small so when I see I have 8 bundles I will make a block. 

Then I cut some postage stamps (1.5 inch squares). 

Then I made a Lego Block that looks a little crooked. I guess I will revisit those last three rows. (Maybe someone doesn't cut accurately.) I made this block before I took the Lego Box photo so it looks like I'm already due to make another. 



Nann said...

You've tackled those scraps quickly!

Linda said...

There must have been a lot of strips gifted to you to be able to make so many blocks!

Ann said...

I recognize some fabrics from my stash. Always fun to see that others have the same stuff. Wow. You are busy as always.

Laura said...

You are so industrious! I could learn a thing or two from you! :)

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE the super scrappy Lego block! I've always thought I might like to make those, but I can't imagine that any of mine would turn our any better than your first example, Cathy.

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

So many fun blocks. I started stitching my postage stamp quilt today. Cutting those stamps is quite time consuming.

QuiltGranma said...

That Lego block will make a sparkling quilt with all the different colors and variations of colors.