Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St Patty's Day!

In my quest to use the fabrics that are under my Ironing Board:
 I pulled out the string bins ( second cubby from the left - top row.)

One of those bins is blue - and I have already made 36 scrappy log cabin blocks from it - full disclosure you know.... *sigh*

Cynthia at Quilting is more fun than Housework is doing scrap-a-palooza #3 and I thought I would join in....

Pulled the red bin, and the gold bag:


And made these:

Pulled the blue  bin - and separated them - light and darl  and started sewing:

Instead of making the individual blocks - I thought ( albeit maybe not brilliantly) I will sew a huge row together, and then cut the blocks ( 8 1/2 by 10 1/2)  .... some of the 8 1/2's ht the seams really wierd....

But it is all in the name of USING my scraps - right?

And then were were supposed to put a cream/white strip on each side... so I pulled the Cream baggy out and 

Ta-da.... I have enough precut scraps to get it done.  I am trimming up the blocks today and I will be ready for the next step!


And..... I still have strips/scraps in my bins.....  BUT!!! I have 30 blocks worth of  scraps - so it is Win Win ...right?

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13 comments:

Kate said...

Absolutely win-win. You have to start somewhere and you made some really cool looking blocks.

Sherrill said...

Hey Alycia, I remember awhile back reading about your units under the ironing board--did you get them at Ikea? I think I might do something like that in my sewing room. Would take better advantage of the space!! The blocks are great!

Andi said...

I should know better than to follow links to new QALs, lol. I do NOT need another project!! Lucky for me I do not have organized string bins, so it would take to long to get started on scrap-a-palooza, so I will just keep going on my current projects.

Vicki W said...

Absolutely! Anything that uses some scraps is good.

Missy Shay said...

I love quick and easy quilt blocks!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Hmmm....can't wait to see what comes of this? Are you foundation piecing them?

carolegoldquilts said...

This looks interesting. Being the owner of several scrappy bins myself, I'd like to know how this will go together! Thirty scrappy blocks is definitely a win!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Yay for using up some of those scraps! Your blocks look great - thanks for sewing along. The next post should be up in the next few days.

Harriett said...

Oh boy, yet another quilt to make. Thanks for the inspiration

Barb in Mi said...

Yes, win-win. Use them up - and somebody soon will be very happy with a beautiful quilt!

Leanne Parsons said...

Absolutely a win-win! They're looking great so far.

Connie said...

Fun blocks and it is always so neat to use up the scraps in our stash! Love your cubbies! Thanks for sharing! Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

LA Paylor said...

oh yes, I loove a scrap! All the different variations are much more interesting that using a jelly roll!!
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