Saturday, September 17, 2022

September Blues - Part II

Zip Blocks
6 x 9 finished

Blue (actually light blue) is the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) color of the month. I'm using all blue scraps that I didn't use when the RSC color was bright and dark blues. 

I made blue  Zip Blocks as well as a couple others I had cut out previously when I ran across 2 inch scraps long enough to make blocks. And, oops! that I see the photo this batch was made incorrectly. I usually have the solid up in the top left. Maybe I'll just leave them as is and sneak them into the mix. These blocks are going toward an adult sized comfort quilt so when all is said and done I'll probably make 90 blocks so a few oopsies in the mix might not be noticed. And if I make two more the "wrong" way then all nine blocks could go into their own column and all "zip" along and dance to a different drummer than the rest. 

I had some lighter blues in my scraps so I started a different set of blocks for a child sized quilt with a layout of 7 x 6. I think I have enough lighter blues for that many blocks and will use white in all the blocks instead of different solids. 

Monkey Wrench
7.5 inch finished

I've been working on emptying a couple of shoe boxes of HST parts and came across quite a few sets of four HSTs with yellow. I previously made those into Monkey Wrench blocks. I also found some yellow HST halves and so matched them up with some blues to make more Monkey Wrench blocks. I'm aiming for 48 blocks for a child sized donation quilt. 

Four Patch QSTs
6 inch finished
cut with Easy Angle Companion ruler and 2 inch width scraps. I will use these as alternate blocks to some 6 inch Four Patch blocks left over from last year. 

I cut the beginning and end of the 2 inch strip with the Easy Angle ruler and make those into little Broken Dishes blocks that finish at 3 inches. 

With a few blue 3.5 inch scraps I made Snowballs that finish at 3 inches. These will be an alternate block to some 3 inch nine patches with light corners.   I cut 4 -1.5 x 3.5 inch pieces to make Switch Plate blocks with light centers.

Bow Ties
3 inch finished

Chinese Coins strips with 2 inch leftovers less than a square. 

Remaining 3 inch scraps got cut into squares. The pile on the left has four squares of the same fabric for the Monkey Wrench parts box. I'll be making those in three sizes all next year from scraps.   The pile on the right will go into the squares box for some as yet unknown future project. 



Ivani said...

Your machine smoked this week, huh?!
Love all the variety of blocks with beautiful blue scraps. I really liked the Monkey Wrench and Bow Tie blocks. Happy sewing weekend!

Linda said...

Oh my goodness! HOW do you make so many blocks in such a short time? It would take me weeks! All lovely as always.

Maggie said...

Beautiful blue blocks and so many variety of prints and blocks. Love the one with the knitting stitches on it.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Super great assortment of blocks!!!

Sara said...

Wowza! That is an amazing collection of lovely blue blocks!

grammajudyb said...

So many blues!! I'm partial to the monkey wrench blocks. And the zipper blocks. I'm not sure my scrap baskets would yield enough length to make those. I may have to start building a stash of longer strips and then solids!! oh the tragedy!!!

Cathy said...

Oh my! Your blue scraps must be never-ending! When I do Zip/Zipper blocks, I never care which position the solid is in, as long as it’s consistent within the block, naturally. Lovely block, Cathy!

gayle said...

Wow!!! I'm always stunned with how many blocks you can make in a week!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Since the value changes between the solid and the print change in some blocks, having the solid in the opposite position might not be all that obvious in the zip blocks.

Julierose said...

Great variety of blues--I love the little snowball blocks--one of my favorite blocks to have a lot of lovely blue fabrics...hugs, julierose

Jenny said...

Always plenty to see here!!!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Holy cow, how do you keep it all straight? Love all the blocks and the wonderful variety you incorporate. Thank you for sharing your incredible output.

Nann said...

You're singing the blues in an upbeat way!

Sandy Panagos said...

I love the idea of making the rest of the light blues "wrong"!