New Orleans House Project

Saturday, July 29, 2017

No Escape from the Blues

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge focus on blue is about to come to an end.  My stash of blue strips, squares and chunks has thinned and my RSC projects have edged closer to completion.  On the other hand, working with blue fabric this month inspired me to pull out a blue and white UFO and start another blue and white scrap quilt.  I think I'll be working with blue for more than just the month of July!

One RSC project I've been working on this year is 4 patches.  These were just a simple way to use up bits and pieces of strips and squares left over from other projects.  I don't have a plan for these right now; I think I'll just hold on to them until inspiration strikes.

Another RSC project has been Windblown Wishes blocks from Diane Knott's book Scrap Quilt Secrets.  When I finish all the rainbow colors, I'll have 16 ten-inch blocks.  I think I will stop there and turn them into a wall hanging.  Unless different inspiration strikes!

Now that all the RSC projects have their blue additions, I'll be back to working on my blue & white Sawtooth Star and Uneven 9-Patch quilt (aka Big Blue Monster).  I've decided the BBM needs a border of Flying Geese blocks, and I still need to make about 40 of them.  And when that's finished, I'll be working on Diane's Summer Star Scrappy Sew Along - in my case, another blue and white scrap quilt!


17 comments:

  1. What depth your BLUE scrap stash has!! Gorgeous.

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  2. no escape! My blue bins are the most overstuffed! Still after the month, still overstuffed!

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  3. You have very beautiful blues in your stash!
    Enjoy your flying geese production!

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  4. I sometimes make blocks and decide what to do with them later too. Or they just go into a Parts Dept.

    Oh, gosh...a Flying Geese border...that will be wonderful. I never can figure out what to make for a border so don't even go there and just make lots of blocks. I am inspired by borders, though, so one of these days maybe a few of my quilts will have some.

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  5. Just lovely Windblown Wishes blocks--so soft and breezy!!;))))
    And........Oh thanks for the link to Diane's Sew a long Star--I just love it...I will be joining in, too...hugs, Julierose

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  6. That Windblown Wishes block looks like it would be a useful way for me to use up my leftover patches each month. Meanwhile, I know what you mean about starting another blue and white quilt. They're like eating peanuts or potato chips!

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  7. Blue seems to be addictive. I can't stop thinking of more things to use it for. I can see you love it too.

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  8. Oh, all the new ideas are so difficult to resist.

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  9. Such pretty blues! I really like the Windblown Wishes blocks in dark and light blues!

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  10. I know I've said it before, but your blue scraps are the best! You are the Queen of the Blues!

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  11. So many pretty blues. So fitting for New Orleans.

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  12. You really do have a lot of blues! I'm constantly amazed!

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  13. Your blocks are looking great. I know what you mean blue needs more work. Some day I might have to do an all blue quilt.

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  14. you are certainly proving that all blues go together!

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  15. Very pretty blues. Love the range from light to dark in your blocks.

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  16. Your blog is a great inspiration. It has given me some great ideas.

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  17. You have a nice collection of blue fabrics. Your projects are all very nice.

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