Monday, February 22, 2016

Design Wall Monday

On my design wall today are the blocks for Scrap Dance Tango. I was interested in the mystery project but did not relish the idea of making 300 or 400 HST blocks. 
However when I was at quilt camp my friend Gillian gifted me with about 250 scrappy HST blocks leftover from a quilt she had made. They weren't exactly the right size blocks, but I knew I would use them anyway to start my own version of Scrap Dance Tango.


I set aside all the projects I had taken to quilt camp and got right to work pressing, counting and sewing these blocks. 


88 little jewels in the snow
There weren't enough to make the twin size version so I went through my friends' scrap bags and made a few more HSTs, and cut all the squares to sew the blocks for step #2. The gifted blocks were mostly red and green, so I added in black, blue, and gold fabrics to make it look a little less like a Christmas quilt.



A flock of blocks!


Quilting and photography are my two favourite hobbies. It was such fun to look for places to take interesting photos of quilt blocks. I won't bore you with all the shots of the finished 88 blocks, but this photo might be my favourite!

To see some link ups of Scrap Dance Tango, click here, scroll down and click beside the frog.  And to see more Design Wall Monday posts, hop over to Patchwork Times.

20 comments:

tubakk said...

Oh, so nice blocks. It was as if I could look right through my screen. And you have some beautiful photoes here.

Lesley said...

Love these. The picture taken outside is stunning!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Love your flock of little blocks in the tree!

Dana said...

What an awesome picture of your blocks! I love your colors - how wonderful to be gifted a jump start on the project. I am trying very hard not to start this one but your wonderful posts are definitely tempting me!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Fabulous, Kathy!! Thank you for mentioning the Scrap Dance Tango mystery. You have a great start with your Step 2 units! I like the colors a lot!!

CathieJ said...

I love those blocks. That is going to be a beautiful quilt.

Paula Louceiro said...

It's a lot of HST. Beautiful colors and I loved the photo with the blocks.
Have a wonderful week.

Deanna W said...

You do have an eye for taking pics of blocks in places I would never have thought of!!

Needled Mom said...

That is a lot of HSTs!!! The photo in the snow is wonderful.

Jeanne said...

That's a great pic! You made great use of those gifted HST blocks.

Janet O. said...

I can so relate to the fact that gifted scraps can take over the priority spot in your sewing and become your focus. Cute little blocks and I love the creative photo. : )

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love playing with my quilts in photos, too!!

Flickenstichlerin said...

Love your cute little scraps.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Kathy S. said...

Love the colors you are using!

Julie said...

What fun with the blocks! I love the picture you took, that's fun!

sophie said...

I have started taking "blocks in the wild outdoors" photos for the block lotto ... so I really appreciate your block photos today :-)

Lynn Wiltzius said...

I loved your comments yesterday on how you look at each day. I just had to quote you on my blog. Hope you don't mind. I also linked your page to the quote. I love what you do! I'm not a piecer but I do love how put them together.

Teresa said...

Cute picture and title. Love the way you made use of your friends blocks and the additions to made to make it yours. Great job.

Stephie said...

Snow!!! You have snow! These are really lovely little blocks Kathy - and what a generous friend...I wish I had one like that :D

gayle said...

Love that last photo! Even though it features (brrr) snow...