Sunday, January 19, 2014

Scrappy Blue Design Wall

I knew if I put all this bits and pieces together on the wall,  I'd end up laughing at myself, thinking about all the ways I imagined I'd use blue scraps this month for the rainbow challenge and how my goals were crazy ambitious for me.  But I couldn't resist doing it anyway.


From the top (left):

Scrappy Oak Leaf - this is the scrappy version of one of last year's lotto blocks (pattern is on the Block Patterns page).  This block is 10 x 15 inches.  I plan to make one or two each month.

Mod-Mod QAL blocks - The blue double chevron blocks were made when I decided to make a scrappy rainbow version of the quilt using the rainbow scrap challenge color of the month.  The Double Chevron block pattern is also on the Block Patterns page).

I made the black and white abstracted feather blocks last summer–now you can see that my oak leaf block pattern for the starting point for those. My plan for this month is to make some pieced scrappy washings for these and make a pair of pillow covers.

The rest I've talked about before.  The letters are part of a quilt design (that I don't anticipate finishing this month); the broken dishes star blocks are part of an ongoing rainbow scraps project (I need 8 more blue ones); and the paper pieced blocks I'm making without a plan and will make as many as I can from the scraps I have.

This afternoon, I'll be cutting and sorting triangles for the broken dishes blocks and preparing some rework for stitching tonight during Downton Abbey.

Updated on Monday to add the link to Design Wall Monday.

7 comments:

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Wow... So many pretty blue blocks! Love your ombré chevron.

Sheila said...

Cool blocks. I'm going to enjoy watching you piece these blocks each month.

Farm Quilter said...

Loving this series! This is going to be a beautiful quilt!!

desertskyquilts said...

It actually looks pretty interesting up there all together!

Michal Woodruff said...

Oh my goodness, blue looks so good with black and white. I love it. I've never seen that oak leaf block before. I'll have to remember that.

Linda in Calif. said...

All the blocks look great together on your design wall. I bet they were all so fun to make too. Thanks for your comment on my post today about KitKat. It really cheered me up.

Deb A said...

So many blue projects... never enough time =). Your various leaf blocks are great. Have fun playing with your scraps.

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