Saturday, March 19, 2016

Scrappy Saturday

It's National Quilting Day! How are you celebrating? Hopefully you will have some time today to pull out your favourite quilt in progress and enjoy some stitching time. Did you know that The Quilt Show is offering free viewings of some of their shows this weekend? I have managed to watch a couple so far, and hope to catch a few more before the weekend is over. If only there were more hours in the day!
Did you see Angela's post of her churn dash and double nine patch blocks? If you are a scrappy quilter, it will make your heart sing. 
It inspired me to get going on my little nine patches. I finished the brown one from last month, and made up 3 more purple blocks.
I have been working on this Omigosh project for about 2 1/2 years, and although I have always enjoyed working with small blocks and saved tiny bits of fabric, this project has put me a little farther over the scrap hoarding edge! 



I save every little 1" scrap for these blocks. Here is the tin that I started keeping them in. There are squares, strips, completed 9 patch blocks, and partially completed double 9 patches.
To see other scrappy projects being made, hop over to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge link up.

20 comments:

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It always amazes me to see you working with such tiny pieces :)

scraphappy said...

There is no longer any fabric scrap too small to keep! This quilt just inspires madness. So worth it though. Completely.

Gina Loomis said...

I love your little blocks! How do you press your seams and do you use starch?

Deb A said...

Hehe.... I really need to go through my scrap bin but I fear I'll start with these tiny things =) For now... I'll keep watching yours grow.

Diane said...

That looks like a bin of happiness!!

Ivani said...

Happy Quilting day!

Alison said...

These look awesome!

Cathy said...

Such cute blocks! Happy National Quilting Day!,

Peggyinno said...

I love those little blocks! And that tin of goodies! Omigosh is on my quilty bucket list!

Frances said...

Nothing quite as pleasing as a nine patch.

PaulaB quilts said...

Those tiny blocks are so special. And they sure are not heavy to carry around for working. Keep up the good work!

Nell's Quilts said...

Omigosh! What adorable little blocks. Great name for a great scrap buster project.

Cathy said...

I like that block and I like tiny but I'm not sure about 1 inch tiny. Congrats to you for sticking with it and for still being interested enough to continue to collect little scraps.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I haven't worked on my little blocks in ages. I need to cut more squares.

katie z. said...

I don't keep my 1" square. My insanity stops at 1"x4"!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love your teeny, tiny nine patches! I have not, up to now, kept those little pieces, but I was just trimming some HSTs and ended up with quite a few 1 inch bits. I think I will try to use them somehow! Thanks for the inspiration!

Judy said...

That looks like a whole lot of fun!

gayle said...

That looks like my kind of fun, but I've always been a sucker for tiny little quilt blocks! You're making it sooooo tempting...

Sally T said...

I have an Omigosh box from when I caught the bug from Angela. Unfortunately, I didn't catch the precision bug along with it so the quilt needs more help than time.

LA Paylor said...

how satisfying a 9 patch is. I love them especially tiny ones.
LeeAnna