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Sunday, January 2, 2011

More sewing the Blues!

Okey Dokey well I said I might make some more blocks and I did!  Another bunch and ended up with 27 blocks in total.  I chose a hot pink for the middle of these ones purely and simply because I had fifteen squares already cut in my scrap squares drawer. I have decided that for these Rainbow Scrap Projects I am only going to use scraps, and only if I absolutely must, pieces from my stash!  I won't buy anything new to go with the scraps and that includes the backings. 
This is what I have done so far.
 OOPS - that is not a scrappy project, that is my best puppy Maisy.  She is so cute - you only have to look at her and she wags her tail!  And she is lying on a blue pillow I couldn't resist including her!  Now back to the task at hand!  This is what I have done so far.
I decided to cut the blocks randomly on the diagonal.  I think it gives the quilt lots of movement. Only problem is that I want the quilt to be bigger so I am trying to decide what to do next.  Do I sew more blocks with different coloured centres?  I could add some sashings in say white or hot pink and then some more blocks or a chinese coin type border.  Tooo many decisions and too late to think straight about it now.

Any suggestions?  Please make a comment and let me know if you have any ideas!

Till then, Happy stitching!


  1. Nice! Love the blocks cut off center. I might do more blocks in a different color scheme, maybe all warm colors. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  2. What a great quilt! It came together SO fast. It is so much fun seeing what everyone came up with.

  3. Wow that pieced up fast! How about putting a border around and then another row of blocks with a different color center? Can't wait to see what you do. Love your little Maisy, what a cutie!

  4. What a great use of scraps! I like all your ideas...sashing and scrappy border. It really depends on how big you need the quilt to be.

  5. You are a very quick stitcher and it looks great too! I'm with you on the scrap use idea - really trying to just stick with scraps.

  6. What other colors are in your scrap basket. Use them. Then a border and of course, scrappy binding!!

  7. Looks great. For me I would stick with the same colour scheme (ie sew more blocks of the same) until its big enough and perhaps add a skinny plain border of hot pink.
    I adore the little dog....

  8. FUN tilt! White sashing? pink border? The call is yours.... ;0)
    AMAZING progress this weekend!

  9. How about another row of blocks all the way around, but in one of the opposing colors - like the red or the white predominating. Love those blues.



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