Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A Scrappy Puzzle

I haven't yet jumped back into the Rainbow Scraps Challenge this year (and it's already March!), but since I did make some blocks from yellow scraps, I am considering myself officially back in the game.

Yellow Briar Patch BlocksBesides the yellow hexagon ring I shared on Sunday, I also made 4 of the foundation pieced Briar Patch blocks.

I've now made around 50 of these paper foundation pieced blocks.  It felt like time to figure out how they would be set and how many more of what colors I need.

I can't say why I have been in a "finishing" state of mind–it's so unlike me. Rather than making new rainbow scraps challenge blocks for new projects as I planned, my focus has been on finishing up the blocks and quilts from RSC projects from the past.   So, while I haven't been regularly checking in with something made form the designated color each week, I have been digging into my scraps to work toward some scrappy finishes.

And now, I find myself looking at the Briar Patch project to see what I need to take it to a finish. At this point, it feels like a bit of a scrappy puzzle to be solved.  I thought it was a good time to pull out the blocks and put them on the design wall in an approximation of the layout to see what I thought and where I am.

Briar Patch Blocks made so far

As you can see, I need to make quite a few more blocks in almost every color. If I decide to split the "purple" blocks into red-violet and blue-violet, as I have them on the design wall now, I'll need even more of those.  But even in this state, I can see that I'm going to like it.

A big chunk of time spent paper-piecing blocks is just what it needs to get the rest of the blocks done, which may make this project is a good candidate to take to the guild retreat next month.

I'm joining the lists for Scraptastic Tuesday and WIP Wednesday and (kind of late to the game), Scrap-Happy Saturday.

19 comments:

TheItinerantChemist said...

Those blocks are stunning, what a wonderful puzzle! Rainbow layouts are such fun to play with. :D

Susan Arnold said...

This is awesome! Can't wait to see the finished quilt

Terri said...

I've always liked this pattern and the way you have colored it. Your quilt is going to be gorgeous.
Hugs

Terri Faust said...

Wow! Your blocks are looking awesome. I really like the design and colors. Please show us again when you have it all together.

The Joyful Quilter said...

I'm not much for paper piecing, but I really like how your quilt is coming together! Have FUN with it. Glad that you are choosing to work your RSC colors into finishing your UFOs rather than starting NEW projects (like I've done.) Congrats! on demonstrating some self-control. :o))

genevievegraves said...

These are awesome! I love the random-orientation layout. It really does look like briars: very Sleeping Beauty!

Nicky said...

I agree with Genevieve above - I can almost hear the prince coming to wake up Sleeping Beauty! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday I love this project and please let us see the finished quilt!

Mack and Mabel said...

I love your Briar Patch blocks. You've chosen great colours.

Allison said...

Black is one color that I have a hard time working into my sewing projects, but this looks amazing! This will be a stunning finish!

QuiltSwissy said...

Hands down my favorite....next to my foxes that is.

glen

desertskyquilts said...

I would say definitely a retreat project, where time flies and you have lots of laughs and suddenly, you realize you are finished! =)

Needled Mom said...

Those blocks are just fabulous. I love the layout too.

LynneP said...

Lovely! Can't wait to see the progress and then a finish!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Those beauties DESERVE to be finished!!

the zen quilter said...

Love the colors, love the backgrounds, and the versatility of the blocks is so fun! You have to finish it - it's beautiful!

Kathy S. said...

I love where this quilt is going, Sophie! Beautiful scraps of colors. It's great to be in a finishing mood!

Mystic Quilter said...

Do finish more blocks - the arrangement is stunning!

Cathy said...

Glad you are going to be working on this again. I love it.

I'm in finish-it-up mode this year too.

Quiltification said...

Love these blocks :-)

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