New Orleans House Project

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Green Wrap-Up: Tiny Tuesday

I'm not a huge fan of small quilt blocks with tiny pieces, but in the spirit of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I've been playing along with the Tiny Tuesday blocks published each week.  My scrappy green results this month were mixed.

Multiply is the clever Tiny Tuesday block from Jo at ButterZ.  The smallest pieces start at 1 1/4 inches before sewing, and the resulting 4-patch gets trimmed to 1 5/8 inches.  My fingers struggled with that a little!

We also did a wonky Log Cabin block.  My light greens didn't all have the same level of lightness, but, I got 'er done.  I did get to fussy-cut the cute ladybug in the center!

Sally Trude offered one of her great flip triangle owls for another Tuesday block.  I have to confess, I punted on Sally's block.  I suck at doing flip triangles.  So I did an appliqué owl instead.  I did find some large dot fabric so my owl could have googly eyes, though.

The last Tiny Tuesday project didn't get posted on Tuesday, so I went looking for something on my own.  When I saw this block at Generations Quilt Patterns, it reminded me of a Burgoyne Surrounded block so I knew I had to make it!  The 9-patch sections get made by strip-piecing, so the block is not too fiddly.  I also switched the color/fabric orientation so it seemed a little more Burgoyne-like.  What name would you give this version of the block?  Un petit Burgoyne?  Faux-goyne?  




15 comments:

  1. Your little owl is adorable...nice blocks you've chosen...hugs, Julierose

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  2. What a great collection of greens. I don't do too tiny either, but your blocks are lovely.

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  3. Love that googly owl!
    When I was making Burgoyne blocks, I found myself calling them 'Burgoos'. Maybe your block is The New Burgoo?

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  4. Such fun blocks! I love the glasses on your owl!

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  5. I love your owl! Those eyes are fantastic. And that would make a great challenge...just say "bow-tie, owl, nine-patch" and let people come up with their own versions.

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  6. Your Tiny Tuesday blocks are terrific, especially the adorable owl! I love your extra block, but have no brilliant ideas for a name.

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  7. Beautiful blocks! Especially the owl. Love your green prints.

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  8. Angie's Surround is a great name. I'm using my blocks to teach webbing to my little quilt guild on Monday night, so they won't be finished until then.

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  9. Love, love, LOVE that block you found for your Tiny Tuesday project and the incredible fabric you to give Mr. Owl eyes AND glasses!!!

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  10. Who can resist a cute owl with googly eye? LOL That's too cute. While green is one of my favorite colors, I struggle with combining them. I think these are great!

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  11. It's been fun looking at all the different owl eyes. I have no clever or fun name for that block right now so I'll let you or someone else name it. I might make some scrappy ones though since I have lots and lots of little nine patches.

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  12. Oooh, I'm so going over to make that block at the bottom! It's so cute and just complex enough for me. Love the applique owl, too. Good solution!

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  13. Hmmm... Faux-goyne is rather catchy! And your owl is so dang cute. I think your blocks this month were a great success, Angie!

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  14. Such a cute owl. You are very patient to work with those small pieces.

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  15. those googly eyes are a hoot! get it??
    cute log cabin block

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