Saturday, August 08, 2015

Scrappy Saturday

The rainbow scrap challenge is working with indigo or dark scraps this month. The only block I made this week was another scrappy sprouts block (pattern here). It's quite a simple 9 patch block, with 4 dark squares, 3 light squares, and 2 HST's. But when it's joined to another block, with a stem added in between, it becomes a sprout!
It's a great block to use up small bits from other projects. Did you see the finished sprout quilt over at Poppyprint? That is so inspiring -  an amazing scrap quilt made by many loving quilters, and given to someone needing support and encouragement. And just look at this great rainbow version of sprouts here.

When you join a few blocks together, it becomes a bean stalk.
It will look better when there are more sprouts in the collection, but you have to start somewhere - this is my baby sprout!

Hop over to SoScrappy to see what other scrap quilters are sewing this week.

And if you're in the vicinity of Fergus, Ontario, stop by the Scottish Festival and visit me in the heritage tent. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are here from Scotland and you don't want to miss that!

20 comments:

  1. Oooh those are adorable! And I bet it is a very versatile block. With a slightly different layout, you could have a stack of butterflies.

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  2. Even as a baby, your sprout is very cute! :)

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  3. Love those Sprouts...so cute...hugs, Julierose

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  4. where do you come up with these ideas? they are great!

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  5. I love your bean stalk! what a wonderful use of scraps

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  6. This is such a fun pattern--great way to use up those scraps!!

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  7. I wish I could visit there and hear the pipers...went to the link now going back for more. I love bagpipes :)

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  8. Cute block to use up more scraps. Have fun at the Fergus Festival! I'm recovering from a week of NO stitching. Quilt Zone-I've Missed you SEW much.

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  9. That's a nifty idea for tying together rainbow blocks. Quite delightful.

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  10. Your sprouts are growing so nicely . . . hope it is not as hot there as it is here (NOT a good day for an outdoor anything here).

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  11. I am making sprouts too, yours look so good stitched together, I have just been sewing the units, need to put some together now! Nice to see some indigo, I am like lots of others and don't have much of this colour.

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  12. Oh, I might have to try some sprouts next year. Aren't they all just the cutest!

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  13. Those sprout quilts are such fun. Looking forward to seeing your sprouts grow.

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  14. That block looks like such fun to play with. Your quilt is going to be fabulous!

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  15. Why Jack, your beanstock is growing!

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  16. I've had a lot of fun reading through your blog. Really like your "sprouts". Your rag rugs would be a great learning/teaching project. Everyone loves rag rugs and its nice to remember that they weren't all bought in a store.

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  17. Those sprouts are so cute. The Scottish Festival sounds like fun. Most excellent music group at the event!

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