New Orleans House Project

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Old School Block Building with Red Scraps

It's not all that visually exciting to show this "old school" scrappy block-building, but I'm enjoying the process of using up lots of small scrappy bits.

There's nothing more basic than simple 4-patch blocks, but they are a great way to use scraps.  And the design possibilities are endless!  These 4-patches were a good way to use up leftovers from the Windblown Wishes blocks I made last week.

These 49-patch blocks are using up some of the smallest scraps in my stash - 1.5 inch squares.  So far, the blocks have used up most of the already-cut square bits in the 1.5 inch scrap bin, so if I'm going to make more of these, I'll have to make more squares or do some strip and slice piecing.  For now, I'm just going to keep making blocks and decide how to use them later.

I'm linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge today:  lots of scrappy red inspiration to be seen there!


15 comments:

  1. I really like your 49-Patch blocks! Thanks for sharing all 3 months together, as it's fun to see a project grow.

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  2. Your 49-patch blocks look great together!

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  3. love both of those block patterns: lots of scrappy goodness in there!

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  4. I really like how they are turning out, and yay - for using the fabrics from your stash ;-)

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  5. What neat fabrics in each block and even with the blocks being that small, you can still make out patterns within the fabric--keep going--
    enjoy the moments,di

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  6. Fun, lots of pretty fabrics to look at, and squares, I really like squares.

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  7. So fun to just play with fabric and let the fabrics tell us what to do!

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  8. I'm a big fan of little squares! Four patches to forty-nine patches - they're all a ton of fun!

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  9. Squares have so many great uses. Love the white stripes in the 49 patch blocks. Simple, but graphic addition to a postage stamp block.

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  10. Being able to make such delightful blocks from your smallest scraps is terrific.

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  11. I love four patches from 1.5" scraps. They are just beautiful!

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  12. great block. Love that Mason Jar fabric!

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  13. So rewarding to have most of the small squares used up and looking so good. The 49 blocks look very nice together.

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  14. You've got some great scraps!

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  15. Well, I believe most scraps are exciting, but certainly your blocks are!! This is going to be a lovely um, whatever!!

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