Saturday, June 08, 2019

Scrappy Saturday

June is blue month for the Rainbow Scrap Quilters. Most quilters seem to like the colour blue, except my friend BarbI really like the wide range this colour has, from light to dark and all the variations in between... greeny blues, grey blues, reproduction blues, navy... all of them are delicious!

I am working on some Maverick star blocks. You can find the block pattern from Quiltville here

When I was at quilt retreat I was gifted a fun bag of scraps from my new friend Mary.  As a diehard scrappy quilter, I really enjoyed digging through the scraps (other quilter's scraps are always way more fun than your own) to pull out many of the pieces to make these blocks. It was shocking to think that some of these chunks of fabric might have gone in the garbage!
In addition to Mary's scraps, there are also leftover pieces from Tula Pineapple sashing, the backing and binding of Ringo Lake, and the 4 patches in July Sampler QuiltI am trying to sew more blocks with darker backgrounds to add to the collection.

I thought this was a sweet block using up some vintage Holly Hobby fabric scraps. But the fabric was thin and it shrivelled up under the iron, so I'm going to remake this block with new corners and throw the vintage scraps in the garbage... so sad, but they won't hold up to the wear in a quilt.

Hop over to the RSC link up to see more blue scrappy projects being sewn.

14 comments:

Sarah said...

You made me laugh but you are right someone else's scraps are way more exciting!

Julierose said...

Just love that Holly hobby star--so darn cute...I also L O V E blue, haven't though made many blue quilts--I wonder why? My blue box is overflowing...will do some diving in there soon...
these blocks are really pretty hugs, Julierose

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

I have so much blue! I seem to have the most of blue and green all shades!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I also always seem to have lots of blue! Your scrappy stars are pretty in all their different blues - I especially the blocks you used for some of the centers!

Deb A said...

I loved Holly Hobby growing up! Pretty blue maverick stars.... now you have the movie Top Gun in my head!

Louise said...

Odd that the older fabric shriveled up. Do you think it had some polyester in it? You're so right about other people's scraps :)

maggie fellow said...

Your blocks really showcase all the lovely kinds of blue. I love other people's scraps too, and wonder how they could get rid of such big pieces.

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Pity from the Holly Hobby. It looks cute! I love blue and I love scraps, whatever color they are!

Cathy said...

So sad about the Holly Hobby fabric... but it’s a cute block! I used to dislike blue, too, but now I LOVE it. Colors are just beautiful things!!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Why not just make that a single block and use it as a table cover or hang it on the wall--too sad to throw such pretty prints away--just a thought--
your blue star blocks a lovely too--
luv, di

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Love your blue blocks. Too bad about Holly Hobby. I had some similar fabric in the 1970s, almost all the cute fabrics were poly cotton. The ones I used in quilts just didn't hold up.

Janet O. said...

I really like the scrappy blue maverick stars.
My thought is that your Holly Hobby fabric is a high percentage of polyester, and the iron setting for cotton has shriveled it. Been there, done that.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Blue is a favorite of mine too. Cute Holly Hobby fabric - too bad it won't work but much better to find out now, rather than using it in a quilt!

Cathy said...

Oh, goodness! My daughter had everything Holly Hobby when she was a little girl. I made her a Holly Hobby quilt from a panel. I think it's up in the attic with lipstick stains all over it that my son scribbled on it. Oh, the memories...

The few times I've received someone else's scraps I had a good time with all of them. Can't believe what can be made from what people throw away. Those Maverick Stars look wonderful.