Saturday, February 8, 2014

2014 Rainbow Scrap Challenge, February, Pink, Week 2 and a Win


After playing with my pink scraps this week, I'll add four 8.5" blocks, a heart, a 16-patch, a star and a spool and two 6.5" sampler blocks to my collections.  A knitted pink dishcloth made it into the picture.
Lucky me! Each week The Fat Quarter Shop draws a name in the Quilty Fun Sew Along. Last week we made Honeycomb blocks and my name was drawn for a package of Wonder Clips. Yah! The box of clips made it into today's picture.
I reply to all my comments. Lately I have been getting some no-reply comments. That makes it impossible to answer those questions directly. One week someone asked how I piece a 8.5" spool blocks. They are easy.

1. Sew skinny strips on a 4.5" square piece of paper. Yes. It's paper pieced. Remove paper, press and trim if necessary to make a 4.5" blocks.
2. The spool top and bottom is two 8.5"x 2.5" rectangles with four 2.5" background squares placed on the ends of the rectangles, right sides together. A diagonal seam is sewed on each 2.5" block from corner to corner. Seams are trimmed to a quarter inch and pressed open.
3. Two 4.5"x 2.5" rectangles of background fabric are sewed to the sides of the paper pieced 4.5" paper pieced square.
4. Sew the three units sewed together to made a 8.5" pieced block.

Now you can have fun making colorful, fun spool blocks, too!
To see what others made with their pink scraps this week, go here.

18 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

WOnderful pile of pink blocks. Congratulations on the win, love those clips.

Deb A said...

Congrats! Your blocks are looking great as always. I have yet to piece my pink RSC ones.... hopefully tonight while G is collecting the boy from Grandma's.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

You will love the wonder clips, congratulations on winning them. Love all your pink blocks a great variety.

Sarah said...

There is always a feast of blocks when I visit your blog! They look really good. Don't know what wonder clips are though (couldn't make it out in the picture!)

Dee Dee said...

You are going to have a wonderful scrappy quilt at the end of the year!

Andee said...

Your pink blocks are looking good and building up fast!

Nell's Quilts said...

What a nice variety of pink blocks.

Kate said...

Very pretty blocks. It would be hard to pick a favorite!

Terri said...

Sew Pretty in Pink! Especially love the heart block, and the block with the tiny 9 patches! Wow, how small are those pieces?

Congrats on your win.
Hugs

Cathy Tomm said...

Great blocks this week. Thanks for the instructions for the spool block. I have saved it for another day.

Lisa said...

Lots of pinkness happening here.

suemac said...

That is a whole lotta pink. Cute.

Karen said...

Lot of very pretty pink blocks.

Marly said...

You have made pretty blocks this week. I like the heart.
Thank you for the spool block instructions. Now Iknow how to make them too, thanks to Anon.

Impera Magna said...

Pinkalicious! And perfect to start off Valentine's week. Congrats on winning the Wonder Clips! I've been eyeing them frequently...

Have a great day!

soscrappy said...

Lucky you. Those clover clips are so handy. Great directions for the spool block. Strings add such a nice variety to them.

Elly D said...

What a busy week you've had making some very lovely pink blocks. Lucky you winning those clips! So very useful. Guess what.... I've succumbed to the sampler and have made a start on the pink blocks.

Alycia said...

Those are such fun blocks!!!

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