Saturday, January 16, 2016

Scrappy Saturday

At the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, January is the month for sewing up blue scraps.

This is my first Mad City Mama block. I am not sure what to do in the centre block, or what colour to use for the triangle pieces on the corners of the strip pieced blocks. I am thinking about using yellows which might look like stars.
It has been so enjoyable to sort, cut, and re-visit the scraps in the blue bin. 


I have no idea where the fun charm square (on the left) came from. I considered using it for the centre square but it took over the whole block. The blue strips on the right are from the trimmed backings of three different quilts from many years ago. They hold good memories and were cut up into the right size pieces to go into the blue block.
To see more scrappy blue projects, hop over to SoScrappy.

17 comments:

tubakk said...

There are so many beautiful blue fabrics. And you have many of them. Great.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Nice use of LOTS of scraps!!

Jennifer said...

love your MCM!

Deb A said...

Great use of your scraps. How about a diagonal string block in the middle? ... or 4 of them to make a diamond? Just thinking out loud...... =)

Lisa J. said...

This is a very interesting block.

scraphappy said...

Great start on the new quilt blocks. So many scraps all living in harmony. It makes me smile.

gayle said...

Maybe purple for the center square? (Angela's accent color for the month) or maybe for the triangles to make the star?
I hadn't seen this block before (Bonnie Hunter has So.Many.Patterns!) - it looks like it'll be a fun quilt.

Sheila said...

I love this blue block. The name, too. Excellent use of scraps.

Kathy S. said...

What a great block design for scraps! Can't wait to see how they all play together.

Deanna W said...

Oh blue...I have enough blue to do blocks for 12 months not just one!! I am thinking of taking up the rainbow challenge.Keep watch and see if I succeed!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Beautiful assortment of blues in your block...how about a crumb block of blues in the center block?

Ivani said...

Beautiful blues!

LA Paylor said...

that one little red fish...
LeeAnna

PaulaB quilts said...

A fun easy block that will look great in any color. Looking forward to that center square. Keep up the good work!

Ellen said...

Kathy, you always have such a wonderful variety of scraps. Your block looks great!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Beautiful Mad City Mama block . . . will be fun to see this evolve during RSC.

Kate said...

You used up a lot of scraps with that block. I like the idea of making a yellow star out of the center