Saturday, January 08, 2011

A scrappy blue update report

I wanted to make a clever connection between blue scraps to Elvis' Blue Suede shoes in honor of his birthday today, but I'm just not that clever ...

Almost a Mug RugI pieced this 7-1/2 by 9 inch quilt-let  from my blue scraps in the evenings after work this week. I hope to quilt and bind it this weekend and take it into the office and put it to good use as a mug rug next week. Coincidentally, on her blog this week, Angela blogged about using blue strings to make star blocks. As you might guess from the heart block I featured in my little mug rug project (and the string heart in the Block Lotto Blog Button quilt), I enjoy using strings as fabric, too.

I also kept putting my triangle squares together and have completed eight 8-inch blocks.

My scrappy blue stars

I am liking them and know I will like them more when I start adding blocks in other colors. I'm already looking forward to finding out what the color for February will be.  I confess I am also seriously considering spending some extra salary (from some OT this week) on a GO Baby to make cutting all those triangles from scraps a little faster.

To see what other Rainbow Scraps challengers made from their blue scraps this week, check out the Mr. Linky links on Angela's  Saturday Check-in on her blog, soscrappy.

11 comments:

Just One More Thing said...

Wow you are really getting a lot accomplished!! Go Baby --have you heard good things about it??

Pat from FL and MI said...

Blue suede shoes. Perfect! Who doesn't love blue?

scraphappy said...

What a sweet little mug rug. I can already imagine those blue blocks all lined up with the other colors. What a great quilt it will make.

Mama Spark said...

I love how your stars have turned out. I also like your string heart! Amazing.

Quilter Kathy said...

I really like those HST stars...great job!

katelnorth said...

Great heart, Sophie - funny enough I just posted last night that I needed some ideas for using strings (other than the standard string block) and this morning, I've visiting two blog and found 3 ideas. I should have visited before speaking, clearly!

Cherry Red Quilter said...

love your triangles/stars! Might have to do something siilar next month! happy stitching

Rian said...

Well *I* think you're pretty darned clever! And that Blue Suede Shoes quilt is darned wonderful!

Angelcat said...

Your mug rug is lovely and those triangle star blocks are so pretty.

cq4fun said...

I love the way the stars seem sparkly! The mug mat will be the envy of everyone. Way to go!

Ellen said...

Your star blocks are very pretty!

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