Saturday, January 11, 2014

Scraphappy Saturday - January Blues

I spent an evening sorting my scrap bin of blues, trying to make sense of it....a basket for tiny pieces, a basket for little logs, a basket for strips and a basket for larger pieces.  I thought this organization would help me make some blocks without spending so much time digging through the bin.

I decided to make some of the blocks that Angela at Soscrappy is showcasing for the RSC14 challenge this year.  I also decided to make a row quilt this year, so I made 8 rail fence blocks and sewed them into a row ........ there, I can't change my mind now.

So this month, the rainbow color is blue, bright blue and dark blue.  I stretched the rule just a tad and used a contrasting lighter blue too.  Angela is pretty lenient about sticking to the rules.  Thanks. lol


I still haven't trained my mindset that it is okay to incorporate another color in with the color of the month.  I've saved so many wonderful examples of how to use your scraps on my pinterest page, but isn't it truly difficult to narrow it down.

I am linking up with Angela over at Soscrappy where you can see what other creative quilters are doing with their scraps.

19 comments:

  1. I am pretty lenient with the rules. I've been using lighter blues as well, because blocks with no contrast just don't work. A row quilt -- what a great idea! It will use up so many more scraps than just one block at a time. How to sort the scraps is an ongoing process without a right answer, in the end, it is different for every quilter. Good luck finding what works for you.

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  2. You sew some nice blue blocks. Well done.

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  3. I like the idea of a row quilt. You have a great start. I will be checking out your Pinterest page. Very nice selection of blues.

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  4. Your rail fence blocks look great, and the row quilt is a wonderful idea!

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  5. Very clever making a row quilt. I have never done one of these. I will put it in my ideas book

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  6. The row quilt is a great idea and you've got a really good start on it.

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  7. Nice Row! Love the colour contrast.

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  8. I'm putting a row quilt together in my head! Always looking for inspiration.

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  9. I love row quilts! Made one last year and it was fun.
    Angela is easy to work with. She just wants us to enjoy playing with our fabrics.

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  10. I like that decisiviness though!! Sewing them into a row so you can't change your mind! Great thinking!!

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  11. What a great idea to make a row quilt with Angela's scrappy blocks. They look lovely too :)

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  12. Great thinking! It will be fun to select a different block for the colour of the month and watch the rows grow and grow. You'll have to let us know how the sorting strategy worked. My sorting starts out well and then reverts to a jumble as I use them for projects. It's a never ending battle.

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  13. Love your row quilt. I'm using lighter colors too. Sneaking in a little white as well- I'm a rule breaker!

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  14. I love the idea of a row quilt. I have never done one, looking forward to seeing yours come alive.

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  15. This looks great! I am doing a row of chevrons this year... I like the idea of having more of the assembly done as I go. Less decisions later too!

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  16. Your blocks really do look great - the addition of the light blue really does allow them to sparkle.

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  17. I love row quilts but have never made one. So, will you have a different color in each row?

    I love the rainbow quilts on Pinterest.

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  18. My rule is: If it is my quilt and I like it, that's what matters. Love your rows.

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