Saturday, January 25, 2014

Scrappy Saturday Blues

Snow and wind caused the cancellation of my winter retreat with my friend last night. It was perfect quilting weather, but when the highways are closed, you are stuck at home. So I had to quilt by myself. Boo :(
I will console myself with all the progress I made with my scrap challenge block production. 


Here are the newest Omigosh blocks made from 1" strips and squares - the smallest bits from the scrap bin. I don't know why I made an orange block! But I did, so there it is in the middle of all the blue blocks. Maybe I just needed to see some sunshine in amongst all that blueness?





I cut any scraps that are 1.5" or a bit bigger into 3" spool block components. Here are my latest spool blocks. I am sewing them into groupings of 4 which makes a 6.5" block.








All the batik scraps go into a different container, and the smallest ones get cut into pieces for my 2.25" Alamo Star blocks. Here are the 6 blue stars I made this month, sewing them as my leader/ender project.

I have had some fun with the block patterns that Angela has been posting. This week I added 2 versions of the block called "54 40 or flight". It is the same pattern as one of the blocks in the Celtic Mystery, so of course I was challenged to try it in half the size. 
Hop over to SoScrappy and enjoy all the scrap postings!

32 comments:

  1. Such a happy orange square proudly popping out in the muddle of all the blue. The light blue 54 40 block -- love it. So much blue this month. It will almost be sad to put it away at the end of the week.

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  2. Perhaps your friend can come another weekend. The orange in the omigosh block is a nice element of surprise. It cheers it up. Such tiny spools. I like them.

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  3. Lots of blue goodness going on here!

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  4. Such pretty blues. Glad you did get sewing time despite the change in plans. Love how you changed the hst block in the sampler.

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  5. Love all your blue scrappy goodness. That orange block looks just fine, it's a nice contrast to all the blue.

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  6. I think blue and orange are my favourite colours!

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  7. The orange block looks perfectly happy among the blue, like a sunrise.

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  8. I love how you are so organized with your scraps and what projects they go with! As soon as I saw the blue and orange blocks I thought..hmmm I would like to make something with blues and oranges, it looks so appealing!

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  9. I am tired just reading your post. So many different scrap block designs in the works. The orange looks right at home in your nine patches. The star blocks are my favorite.
    What were you going to work on at the retreat? Too bad you couldn't go.

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  10. Love seeing more and more of these blocks!
    Once I find a new leader and ender project I often want to do them all just to get ahead but then what's the point?? ha ha

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  11. Love the orange in all the blue! That was quite the storm last night! You were safer to stay home. We are digging out today! I had to shovel just to let the dog out this morning and he couldn't go far!

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  12. I'm joining the crowd of people that love the orange block. It mixes things up!

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  13. I too like the orange in the middle of the blue! Too bad about the weather and your friend not being able to come over and sew.It has been nasty when it does decide to do something outside this winter. I am going to be making small spool blocks too. They will be for a block lottery at guild. Who knows maybe I will become addicted like yourself!

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  14. Love the Autism puzzle pieces spool block. My eye always goes right to that fabric!

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  15. Your orange 9 patch is amazing how it ties in the quilt as a top almost! HOpe you keep it... Love all your postings this week and love your featherweight... I also sew on a vintage machine and love it... Keep up all the good work with Celtic Solstice and leaders and enders... you have made amazing progress this week! Kathi

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  16. Oh no...I hope you get to reschedule your retreat--bummer! I love the little bit of orange in among the blues--fun!

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  17. Oh my! Such inspiration here! I want to make that Omigosh!!! Maybe I could start playing with my crumbs? I hate to start something new that is SO time consuming though. I'm trying to SIMPLIFY, and starting Omigosh is probably the antonym of that in the dictionary LOL!!! And all your sampler blocks - yummy!!!

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  18. That variation on 54 40 makes for a beautiful block. Just how large are the little bits for the mini spinning pinwheel blocks? So sad that you didn't get to meet up with Louise for Friday night but that wind sure was a howling last night. :-(.

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  19. This winter has been FICKLE.. We got a dusting of snow while I played in my Quilt Zone last night. Blue and Orange are the Boise State colors. I have some fans in my Family who would love those blocks. Headed to a Birthday Party today so My playtime is coming to a halt. I wanna Keep playing--these scraps are getting out of control!

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  20. Nothing to be blue about with all the beauties you are making from scraps... to hard to pick a favorite! I'm in the majority... Love the centered orange block among the blue!

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  21. I like the bit of orange in the middle of the blue, it looks like it belongs there.

    You have lots of beautiful scrappy blue blocks.

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  22. Even though you had to sew solo, you sure sewed up a storm! Maybe you got more finished than you would have with a friend--but didn't have nearly as much fun! : )

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  23. Oh my you are working with such tiny scraps!! Great job on all your blocks they look wonderful! Love the orange in the middle of the blues. Looks perfect!

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  24. What cute blocks. You go girl!

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  25. Lot of pretty blue blocks. I love the spools.

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  26. I love your Omigosh blocks, especially the blue with the orange in the middle. You have so many wonderful blue scrappy projects going.

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  27. Kathy , I love your new header.

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  28. you certainly work with some tiny scraps and get a great effect with them

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  29. Loving all the scrappy blocks xx

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  30. So sorry that the bad weather forced you to cancel your plans with your friend. :-(

    I just LOVE your Omigosh blocks! I love blues, I love nine patches, and I love small pieces ... so what's NOT to love, right? ;-)

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  31. Gosh, this is such a fun post to read, and reread. So many fun projects in the making!

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