Monday, July 18, 2011

scrappy experiments

I've been trying to come up with a way to utilize my scraps. I've been experimenting here and there with different blocks whenever i felt like trying something new.
Scrappy Trips Around the World
for these, i used the scrappy trips around the world tutorial. it's pretty easy when using strips instead of 2.5" squares but you do need to use longer scraps, so it's not as "scrappy" as i'd like. i haven't decided yet if i want to do a whole quilt or if this will become part of a backing or even a pillow or bag. i'm putting it aside for now. This gorgeous quilt is definitely encouragement to one day revisit these blocks (though I think her version is slightly different).
Scrappy Japanese  + and X
i think i've found my project. i'm using the tutorial from badskirt amy for the Japanese X and + blocks. this block is an excellent use of scraps and it's really fun to make. i did make a few blocks with the corner squares on the bias, but for the most part i'm cutting them on the straight grain.
Scrappy Japanese  + and X
i'm stitching these into 15" 4 patch blocks. right now the plan is to make a bunch of these and then sash them in natural linen.

5 comments:

  1. oh i love it all!  i LOVE the scrap vomit look to it.  i LOVE the bright colors.

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  2. I've been thinking about the X and + blocks for awhile now, and I really want to give them a try. They just look so awesome. I haven't seen any that I didn't like, and even though I love my bucket o' scraps, it would be nice to pare them down a bit. Are you planning them at all, or just grabbing scraps out of the bin?

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  3. Wow, LOVE those Japanese X & + blocks! I've been seeing those around...so pretty!

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  4. What a great start you have on these blocks.  I love the idea of sashing in natural linen.  I have been saving all of my linen and batik scraps from the bags I make for my Etsy shop so that I can make them into a quilt someday before I die!  Anyway, this post also reminds me I need to finish my Around the World quilt.  Have a fantastic week. 

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  5. Very nice!  Still jealous of all your scraps! ;-)

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