Saturday, May 25, 2019

Scrappy Saturday

I started making Economy Path blocks in January for an RSC project that uses up the 1.5" pieces in the scrap bin. 


The first block I sewed  was for the Blockheads II project and I enjoyed it so much that I decided to keep making that block pattern with my scraps. 

Here are the orange blocks made this month. My goal is to make 4 blocks in the RSC colour of the month and then sew those 4 blocks together.

Here are all the blocks on the design wall. The blocks on the top right and left are "randoms" because sometimes there are just scraps sitting around on the cutting table that want to be sewn into an Economy Path block (pattern here).

Keep in mind that these are 3" blocks (finished) so this is still a very small quilt! I am thinking of continuing to make these small blocks for the rest of the year, and then next year make the same pattern in the 6" size. It's much faster to build a quilt with larger blocks! LOL

To see more scraps being sewn, hop over to the RSC link up and Oh Scrap!

15 comments:

Louise said...

Mixing 3" and 6" blocks together would go faster and still let you use those darling tiny blocks in the final quilt :)

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

pretty blocks - I'm glad I managed to get the rest of my orange done this month too - thanks to you I started doing the RSC this year and so glad that I did - after looking at your blog and you doing the monthly colors - well you pulled me in!!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Those are some adorable tiny blocks!

julieQ said...

I always forget to link up...but I love your oranges, Kathy!!! Gorgeous!

Janet O. said...

Those are awfully cute, and look pretty quick to make. Mixing the two sizes will be a nice effect. You just reminded me that at a quilt shop this week I saw a churn-dash with blocks in two sizes and I really liked it.

Birthe Marie said...

These tiny blocks are so cute.:-)

Kate said...

A great block for the RSC challenge. You can use up lots of small scraps.

Susie H said...

Loving your Economy blocks. 3" is really tiny -- you're going to need a bunch! I have a feeling you're up to it!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love these blocks that you're making - especially with alternating the background and colors. They will go together so nicely!

Kaja said...

I really like how you have made a positive and negative version for each colour.

The Joyful Quilter said...

These chunky Cross blocks look great in every color! ORANGE is no exception.

Frédérique said...

Fun tiny blocks! Love the positive/negative

maggie fellow said...

very cute

Preeti said...

These are beautiful. Switching colors adds so much interest to the simple design. 3"??? That is not piecing, that is punishment. If/when I make this block, it would be at least 9" finished. Because I am so impatient :-p

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

3", too tiny for me. My RSC blocks are 12". Of course, May got busy and I haven't even started stitching my orange blocks.