Happy to be Scrappy

Happy to be Scrappy

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Scrappy Mess

String blocks in progress.  See there on the left - two are done!  That leaves just 70 more to be made.  Yesterday was spent cutting strips.  The box on the left is full of actual scrap strips but that wasn't going to be enough variety.  Which led to the two boxes on the right.  They are 1 1/2" and 2" strips. Most of the 2" strips won't be used except for the corners. I'm finding that 2" may be just a little too wide to fit a minimum of 5 strips per 3 1/5" paper piece.  I actually read the directions more than one time to convince myself that they were really supposed to be only 3 1/5".  They are. 

Here are my 1/4 square triangle blocks.  We need 224 but I'm sure there are a few extra here.  At last count 235.  It is always nice to have a few extra available. That way when you get to the end of where they are being used there is still a variety to choose from  But what does one do with the left overs. I'm still trying to figure that out from the border pieces of my Roll, Roll, Cotton Bole quilt.  I have quite a few of these Here purple and green sections left over.  They are too nice to be thrown away and too few to make anything.  So into the scrap, not really a block, storage tote.  Guess the left overs from these triangle blocks will join them.  Maybe Bonnie Hunter will come up with a design to use the leftover almost block pieces:)

And that is my progress to this time on my Bonnie Hunter Orca Bay quilt. You can find the directions for it here.

Well, enough messing around it is back to the sewing machine for me.

Have a great day.


1 comment:

The Nifty Stitcher said...

Hi Julie. Love your progress on Orca Bay. I agree with you about 2" strips being too wide. I had to trim mine down.
Also want to say I love the photo in your header. They are Union star blocks ? I had spotted a quilt with this block and had to make one. Searched high and low on the internet couldn't find a pattern. Looked in my own book collection and found I had the pattern after all! Such a pretty block - mine is still a UFO ! Yours are gorgeous!