Saturday, December 06, 2014

Omigosh Scrappy Saturday

The month of December is a month of finishing up scrappy projects over at the RSC. I am slowly taking inventory of where I am in working on each scrappy project. 
These are the 56 blocks I've sewn over the last year for my version of Sue Garman's Omigosh pattern.
I like these blocks so much on the design wall I was thinking about not making the alternate blocks, and just making a quilt from these double 9 patch blocks. But then I look at the Omigosh pattern and like that even better, so I'm 99% sure I'll end up making the Full Omigosh.
Anyway, I finished a couple of light blue blocks that I started last month and they are very pretty. Now I only need a batrillion more! But I think this is exactly the way to sew a large scrap project like this one, using up the small quilting scraps generated throughout the year, and making a few blocks here and there each month.
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34 comments:

Ellen said...

I like these blocks too!

Chantal said...

It would make a wonderful quilt on its own but you are right. OMG is such a gorgeous quilt why not continue on that journey. Great job Kathy and good luck with the second part of the project.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You have a lovely start to your OMG - continue the rest of the journey.

scraphappy said...

It will be beautiful with a batrillion more blocks! I love just the nine patches as well, but the nice thing about a long term project is that you don't have to decide everything right away.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your blocks are gorgeous.

Missy Shay said...

I love this quilt and the way you have all of the same colors together instead of spread out.

Deanna W said...

You are right, they do look great on their own but WOW when you look at the original quilt with the alternate block...HOLY COW!! I think you should make both of them!! hahaha

Deb A said...

Wow... Those look amazing all together! You are right, a few blocks a month using scraps really does add up. Thanks for the link to the quilts.... both versions would be great! Maybe you'll just have to make both =)

Jennifer said...

wow! looks great! I love the tiny pieces.

Frog Quilter said...

I love it. It sings with colors and soothes my soul.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh my gosh ! :) That's a major project and looks wonderful!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love it - the color arrangement - but yes I would make the whole quilt once I got that far but it would look good on it's own too!

Scrappy quilter said...

Beautiful.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love that word "batrillion" !!

Barbara said...

This is gorgeous, Kathy.

Julierose said...

this is really beautiful! Love that low volume look to it hugs, Julierose

julieQ said...

OH yum!!! YUM!!! Just love it, Kathy!

Janet O. said...

Wow--scrumptious blocks!
Thanks for the math lesson. I'm guessing batrillion comes after gazillion? I've always wondered.

AnnieO said...

A batrillion is a number I'm not familiar with, but it looks like you've already got that many! It looks beautiful

Sally T said...

The nine patches do look great together. My OMG got sidelined from precision issues but this is inspiring me to get back in the saddle.

audrey said...

This looks fabulous!!

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

That is a great quilt! Wonderful job!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

That is what I learned from doing this challenge also. I really enjoy just making the blocks and not thinking about the whole quilt. Then the fun day arrives when we have enough to finally assemble it! Great start, so glad you are going to continue the battle.

Angie said...

Truly and "omigosh"! Either way you decide to finish, it will be amazing!

Terri said...

Your quilt is amazing already, and beautiful.
Hugs

Cathy said...

Slowly but surely you will make a batrillion and be glad you did! Love what you have so far!

sophie said...

I can see how it would be tempting to just use these gorgeous blocks or make some single 9-patches to use as cornerstones with sashing for s single Irish chain, but I think I would at least start down the path of making the Alternate blocks as part of the RSC and see how you like them...

Kathy S. said...

I love just making a couple small blocks a month too even if it will take a bazillion more. I know the feeling well, but someday we'll have something SUPER cool! Keep plugging away at it! Go for the big one!

Teresa in Music City said...

Absolutely! I'd go crazy trying to do all those blocks all at one time. Better to break it up into little pieces like you're doing. And what lovely "little pieces" they are too!!!

margaret said...

can see why it is called ohmygosh lovely

Dasha said...

Omigosh! That is awesome. Love it Kathy.

Karen said...

I just knew your scrappy rainbow colors were going to make a very good quilt.

Mystic Quilter said...

Absolutely a stunner! I just couldn't have done this!!!

Kate said...

Wow! It's going to be a stunner for sure.