New Orleans House Project

Saturday, January 13, 2018

A Week of Scraps

A lot of scrappy stitching happened this week.  Not all of it was Rainbow Scrap Challenge related, but scraps got used and goals were reached.

The RSC color for January is light blue.  I pulled several 1.5 inch strips to make a 49-patch block using Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Trip Around the World technique.  

I also stitched up 2 quarter log cabin blocks using repro light blue fabrics.  

Best of all, I finished stitching all the string blocks needed for my memory quilt version of the Spring Clean Quilt.  I needed to make 144 blocks for this version of a string star.  Earlier this week, I decided I was tired of the stringy mess on the sewing table and pushed myself to finish stitching the remaining blocks.  If you've ever stitched a long-term string project, you know how messy all those strings and bits can get!  As soon as I finished the blocks, I tidied up and snapped a picture of my milestone.  Now I need to assemble the blocks, but that won't come until a little later this year - there are other projects clamoring for the space on the design wall.

I haven't had a chance to look at this week's Rainbow Scrap Challenge link-up yet, so I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone was stitching up this week!



12 comments:

  1. String blocks are messy, but so worth it! Congratulations on getting yours finished. They are going to make a really special quilt.

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  2. Your string star quilt is going to be amazing! I clicked your link to see the plan, and I really like it! How special to make it in memory of your dad.

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  3. You must have gotten your love of blue from your dad! All your blocks are wonderful, but Spring Clean is going to be stellar (pun intended) because it will have such special meaning. Gorgeous.

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  4. Such pretty blues! Love the string blocks!!

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  5. Love your Spring Clean Quilt. Love the fabric used in the string blocks. ;^)

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  6. Lots of scrappy BLUE goodness going on!!

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  7. Lovely blue blocks there... and boy those strings are going to look amazing when the blocks are all together, despite them driving you crazy!

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  8. fun string blocks! pretty blues too

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  9. Your string block quilt looks enticing. Are you happy with using the cotton fabric as the foundation?

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  10. Great January Blue's. Long term projects do make a long term mess. Your string blocks are sweet.

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  11. Love that scrappy BH block!!!! The quarter log cabins are interesting, like the blues!

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  12. The light blues are so fresh looking. Your string blocks have some fun fabrics in them :)

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