Saturday, June 11, 2022

Blue Scraps Part II

Six inch (finished) Buekeye Beauty blocks.

I've been making these for a couple of years and this month I finally met my goal of 120 blocks for a 10 x 12 block layout and a quilt 60 x 72. 

I've been using shirts I picked up from the thrift store over 5 years ago as well as scraps in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) color of the month as well as dark multicolor scraps.  This is one of many blocks I picked out several years ago that uses 3.5 and 2 inch pieces. 

I then cleaned most of the 3.5 inch scraps left over from making Buckeye Beauty blocks for years and some blue 3.5 inch scraps and made these 8 Patch blocks.  I have a big pile of them and at year end they will go into making donation quilts.   I like this block because it uses 3.5 or 2.5 inch width scraps and if I have lengths of those widths left over from making a quilt I can easily cut and make a few of these blocks when cleaning up leftovers. 

I also started a new block this week that uses 3.5 and 2 inch scraps. I made these to use up more of those Buckeye Beauty scraps as well as a few blue scraps I had in both 3.5 and 2 inch width scraps.  Not sure of the name of it but I have added it now to my list of RSC blocks and will be combining the RSC color of the month with a solid to make these blocks. 

The block is from an issue of Quiltmania (Issue 68, 2008, #4).  I'm  not making the block per the instructions and my block size is 6 inches. I guess I like looking at pictures. 


Overlapping Nine Patch
(7.5 inch finished)

And still cleaning up all those Buckeye Beauty scraps (3.5 plus 2 inch pieces) plus some blues, I made these blocks. Lynn at Klein Meisje Quilts recently posted instructions for making these blocks.  Might as well make them along with the Quiltmania blocks while I have the solids out. 

And since I use the Easy Angle and Easy Angle Companion ruler to cut pieces for that Quiltmania block I had some extra pieces to make into HSTs. I'll decide what to do with those later but I think I see some cute little Broken Dishes might be in the cards for those 2 inch HSTs. 

And back to some of the remaining Buckey Beauty 2 inch scraps that needed to be cleaned up...I added a few 3 inch (finished) Bow Ties to my collection. 


 

16 comments:

Julierose said...

I really love the buckeye Beauty Blocks--they look so complicated and really are not as far as I an tell;-)) My kind of block!! hahaha
hugs, Julierose

Nann said...

Glad you're using the QMania block! I saw Overlapping Nine Patch in American P&Q years ago--it keeps surfacing in my "patterns to try" pile. And I still want to try it.

Ivani said...

What a great explosion of beautiful blue blocks!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those overlapping 9 patches are neat! Thanks for posting the link to how they're made - I couldn't figure it out! Love the ones you're making from the Quiltmania photo, too.

Cathy said...

I had saved that overlapping nine-patch block, too, as a great idea for RSC. Unlike you, however, I’m not adventurous or organized enough to start and keep track of new projects mid-year. All your blocks are just amazing!

Pat said...

beautiful boatload of blue blocks!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Wow, don't know how you keep it all straight and then you pull it all together in so many delightful quilts. You are a treasure.

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

You're blowing my mind again! Overlapping nine patch had me starting to get out the graph paper before I saw the link. I love how you design your quilts around how the sizes of scraps work together.

sue s said...

I have almost a quilt-full of the buckeye beauties arranged differently so they are called Jewel boxes. Another versatile block!

Linda said...

What a great collection of blocks. A new one too . My goodness you are rattling through those scraps.

Jenny said...

Wow, you make me feel tired just reading about all your achievements so far, working on your scraps. Well done, go and have a cuppa now and put your feet up!

MissPat said...

Wow, your Buckeye Beauty blocks seem to be the gift that keeps on giving. So many other blocks being created from their scraps.
Pat

gayle said...

That Quiltmania photo really sucked me in - I just HAD to figure out if there was a coherent pattern going on in the setting. Can't wait to see what you do with it!
And those overlapping nine patches have been simmering in my brain since I saw them the other day. On the list they went!

Susie H said...

What an assortment of blocks. Surely one day you'll run out of 2" and 3.5" strips! ha! Like that'll happen, right? No boredom for you when it comes to RSC blocks.

Grams Jean said...

Ah, to have the space and a place to spread out and play like that! Such fun is happening, great to see your progress.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

These are all great!
I love the buckeye beauty blocks!!
but that new one that you are making... that is going to be SOOOO cool!!! I like the quiltmania photo too!Very interesting!