New Orleans House Project

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Prep Work in Blue

My blue Rainbow Scrap efforts this week have all involved prep work.  
With the design wall finally clear of other projects, I was able to lay out all the Sawtooth Star and 9-patch blocks for the blue and white quilt.  I made the blocks as a leader-ender project and randomly pulled 50 different fabrics to start.  The quilt is destined for the bed in our guest room, and I decided it needed more blocks to achieve the appropriate bed size.
I pulled some more blue fabrics from the stash and started cutting more parts & pieces.  My blue fabric stash (scraps & yardage) is pretty deep, in part because I made a blue and white signature quilt for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary.  I know there are several more blue scrap quilts in my future!
And here are all my block parts, organized for piecing.  I've got an additional 22 blocks ready to sew.  Even then, I'll be adding some borders to the quilt to get it to a decent bed size.  Lesson learned:  it takes a lot of 6" blocks to make a bed-sized quilt!

Since I didn't do much blue scrappy sewing this week, I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else has been concocting with their blue scraps for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.


34 comments:

  1. the quilt is looking beautiful! sawtooth stars are one of my favorite blocks

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  2. Your blues look beautiful together on the wall. 6 inch blocks are a great size to make, but it does take a lot of them to make a big quilt. You are getting close though.

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  3. Your stars are so lovely with the puss in the corner blocks!

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  4. It takes a lot of 6" blocks, but it will be spectacular!

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  5. Hmmm, it probably does take a lot of 6" blocks, but that quilt is going to have so much depth to it. Just beautiful.

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  6. Looks like a whole lot of blue scrappiness to me!
    I prefer making 6" (or smaller) blocks myself, so I know what a huge number are needed. But oh, my, what a gorgeous quilt you're going to have when you get them all made!

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  7. What a fabulous quilt you've got going! And the depth of your blue scraps makes me realize how little variety I have. But that's ok as long as you continue to share all the beauty you're working on!

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  8. SO understand about the time it takes for prep work -- your blue and white stars are WELL worth that effort. They are gorgeous!

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  9. While it may take a fair amount of 6" blocks to make a bed quilt, the added interest is well worth the effort!!

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  10. What a lovely quilt-to-be!! i really like the star/9-patch alternation...and of course, blue and white is gorgeous..hugs, Julierose

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  11. Oh my Angie ! What a huge but beautiful work you've done with these stars !
    Congratulations!

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  12. All the shades of blue blend so well together, the more the merrier. It looks like it was a great leaders-Enders project. Nice job!

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  13. Your design wall is looks beautiful - all those pretty blue blocks!

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  14. What a beautiful quilt that will be. And what organization! I got confused and thought you also had an applique star quilt in the works.

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  15. The quilt is just beautiful now and will be a real treasure when it is finished.

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  16. I like big quits and small blocks so know well how many it takes to cover a double or Queen bed! Wish I was a leader/ender gal. Gosh that will be a beautiful blue quilt.

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  17. So pretty! I'm getting all kinds of ideas of what to do with my blue scraps!

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  18. Blue and white are just perfect together. Love your quilt top.

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  19. It's always hard to think I'm doing anything when I have to do lots of prep before sewing. Hopefully you will get lots stitched next week, since you've done your prep work.

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  20. This is going to be so wonderful Angie!!! You know how much I adore blue and white! I'll bet your blue stash is about the same as mine - ginormous :*)

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  21. Love those stars! What a gorgeous quilt this will be!

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  22. I am in love with your blue and white quilt. Hard to believe it is a scrap quilt. Guess that is what you get when you have a good looking stash.

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  23. WOW !!! Love love love it. Your guest room will be super cozy with this blue & white quilt.

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  24. What an absolutely stunning blue star quilt- lucky guests!!

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  25. wowie! what a fabric journal! LeeAnna

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  26. It's BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE it. Try. It does take a lot of 6" blocks to make anything : )
    Blue is one of my favorite colors, too.

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  27. Love all the values in your quilt! It's starting to sparkle!

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  28. Love all the values in your quilt! It's starting to sparkle!

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  29. Radiant! I love it. And, I'm not even a blue person. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Angie, those blocks look so good together! Love all the different blues. Looks like you are very close to a finished top! Will keep watching!

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  31. Beautifully done! It's going to be gorgeous when it's all finished, lots of very pretty blues in those blocks.

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  32. I love your blue quilt even more with the Puss in the corner block and stars! You have great fabrics in there too. I need to make one like that. You're almost there, hang on. ;^)

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