Saturday, June 22, 2024

The Blues - Chapter IV

Wonky Windmills
8 inch blocks

Made with 4.5 inch width or 5 inch scraps long enough to cut two 4.5 x 5 rectangles of a color plus two 4.5 x 5 rectangles of gray fabric.  I chose gray for the background because I had a lot of small gray chunks I wanted to use up. 

8 inches

I had a few small chunks of yellow to use for the backgrounds but maybe now I'm thinking that's a lot of yellow...BUT it sure will make a nice sunny, cheery quilt for a little one...BUT that's sure a lot of yellow! 

16 Patch
6 inch

I'm making these with 2 inch width scraps that are long enough in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) color of the month paired with a green fabric. I have a lot of small chunks of green fabrics I want to get used up. 

Indian Hatchet
4 inch

I used blue corners in all of the blocks cut with an EZ Angle ruler from 2 inch width scraps long enough to yield 8 triangles.   Then in my project box I have sets of four 2.5 inch squares I pair them up with.  I've been making these for a couple of years. I was inspired by a vintage quilt. 

Bow Ties
3 inch
Made from 2 inch width scraps.  I've been making these for a long time and was also inspired by a vintage quilt. My goal is 900 blocks and I am now only 62 blocks from that goal. 

After I made my blue blocks I made more from scraps I threw into the project box while sorting scraps. 

8 inch
I made two more Posies. I had cut parts for these but didn't get them all sewn together last week. 

Floral Happy Blocks
8.5 inch

I made several of these from blue scraps last week but while sorting scraps I am across a few more bits and pieces to make a few more blocks. 

CELEBRATE! (my word of the year)

Quite honestly I have not really celebrated anything the last few days. A number of life happenings ganged up on me and kept me not only sewing blues but feeling blue.   But then...

June 21 - I received a package of fabric from Julie. Well, that left me smiling!...and dreaming! 


Julierose said...

WOW--so many lovely blue projects in progress, Cathy!! I especially love those
posies...they are "calling my name":)))) hugs, Julierose

scraphappy said...

Glad that you got a surprise in the mail to get you out of your blue funk. I hope things will look better this week.

Julie in GA said...

You have so many wonderful scrappy projects in the works. I love zooming in on your photos for a closer look at all the fabrics. It's such a wonderful mix of older and new, and I usually see a few that I've owned at some point. I hope life gets easier next week!

Sara said...

Oh my!! You have so many pretty scrappiness going on. Those blocks all just made my scrap loving heart happy.

marilyn said...

I am always amazed how you take scraps of all different color and patterns and make it look so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love those blue and yellow windmills! I don't think there can ever be too much blue and yellow. Take care, Cathy - thinking of you and sending sunshine to warm up those blues!

The Joyful Quilter said...

SEW many wonderful BLUE blocks, Cathy! I'm looking forward to seeing the Windmill quilt come together. Our RSC Color of the Month paired with yellow has long been a favorite of mine.

Gwyned Trefethen said...

Now that's impressive. Not only did you out do yourself making blue bow ties, but you took the non blue fabric you stumbled upon while sorting blues and turned that into bow ties, too!

Jenny said...

Surprise fabric in the mail will always bring a smile, do hope your concerns are alleviated.

Sue said...

I'm celebrating those cheery yellow & blue windmills. Every time I see your new ones, I think how fun they are! Hope your weekend is fun & not "blue".

Quiltdivajulie said...

I'm so grateful the box of fabric brightened your outlook -- and your scrappy blocks are making ME happy!

Pamela Arbour said...

As always, I love all of the blocks you make. You made a lot of blocks this week. I love that yellow and blue. I don't think there is too much yellow. I am so glad that God blessed you with a special package from Julie to finish with a celebration of His love.

Susie H said...

I'm sorry events had you singing the blues. You still managed to get so much done in spite of that. Let's hear it for Julie to brighten your week!! Hip Hip Hooray!

Linda said...

Beautiful collection of blue fabrics in these blocks. Glad you had another fun parcel of fabrics to enjoy sorting through.

MissPat said...

What about making some of the yellow and blue windmills with the colors reversed, so half the blocks have blue corners. Then you can alternate the blue corners with the yellow corners. The blue should help tame all the yellow. I hope things are looking brighter this coming week.

Lisa S. said...

I’m sorry you are having a rough goof it lately. It’s amazing what you still manage to get done. I hope it brings you joy.
Would you mind telling me what size you cut your smaller squares on the 3” bow tie blocks?

Kaja said...

I'm glad that surprise fabric lifted your mood. You have an amazing array of beautiful blue blocks going on.

Mystic Quilter said...

Sorry to read that life happenings have been catching you out, hope things settle as soon as possible. Regardless you've been busy on the machine I see, lots of beautiful blues.