Friday, January 30, 2015

2015 RSC January Blue Week 5, Sweet 16, QOV blocks


I'm still slowly working up scraps and organizing my sewing area. After playing with blue skinny trimmings, I had a 12.5" string block. I sewed skinny strings onto four 6.5" pieces of phone book paper. After tearing away the paper, I sewed the four blocks together to make  the single block. This large blocks could be the center of a child quilt or the first of 12 blocks for a large lap quilt. Two 4"x 8" scrappy blue batik mug rugs are beside the large block in the picture.
To see what other made with their blue scraps, go here Saturday morning.
Eight "Sweet 16" blocks for a future Hands2Help charity quilt are in the bottom of the picture.


Our quilt guild met Tuesday. I donated these four 8.5" red/white/blue patriotic blocks and the Dr Seuss baby quilt I made earlier this month. Step One of our guild's Mystery Quilt 2015 was passed out during our meeting. They are always fun and I'll post more about the first clue later.

21 comments:

scraphappy said...

Love your strings! Definitely on my list for tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jo said...

I really like your string blocks. Keep them coming

Angie said...

Love your Sweet 16 blocks - happy colors!

Scrappy quilter said...

Great strings. I love making those.

Kacey said...

Your blocks are great - I love bright colors :-)

Terri said...

I'm so glad you are making scrappy Sweet 16 blocks. I am, too. With Sarah making 2 color demos I was afraid I was the only scrappy maker.
Love your strings. So pretty.
Love the red, white and blues, too. You always have fun and interesting fabrics in your quilts.
It'll be fun to see you making another mystery quilt.
Hugs

Edith said...

Very pretty blocks Sheila, love the colours in the Sweet Sixteen's.

MysticQuilter said...

Love your blue string blocks, you'll have a stunning quilt at the end of the year.

Alycia said...

Those are all fun blocks - I like how the sting blocks are so rich!

Laura said...

Your string block is amazing! I loved your Hometown Hero blocks too. There were some great fabrics in those blocks! I'm ready to move on to pink, how about you?

Nell's Quilts said...

Great strings and the mug rugs are so much fun.

Nanna said...

love your string blocks, with all the raggedy doll making I do I have plenty of homespuns so it's a homespun string quilt for me lol!

Helen

Lynne said...

Love how your string block turned out. There something to be said for a monochromatic colour scheme -- it gives my mind a rest after the chaos of an "all in" scrappy quilt like the string quilt I finished last week!

Kate said...

Fun blocks! I really like your patriotic 16 patch blocks.

Christine Feldstein said...

Pretty joyful blocks!

Karen said...

I looks like you are making good progress on using your scraps. Sarah had a great idea for this years H2H. I wonder how many sweet 16 quilts will be donated.

KatieQ said...

I really like the string block and the red/white/blue 16 patch blocks. Sarah has great ideas for the Sweet Sixteen quilt along. I'll be interested in seeing how your scrappy version turns out.

Debra said...

Love that string block. I have heard of sewing on phone book paper but have never tried it. I need to add that to my 'to do' list! Thanks.

Teresa in Music City said...

You've certainly had fun playing in the blues this month Sheila!!! Love that strip block :)

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

I really DO enjoy seeing what you make with your scraps, and every time they are just so pretty! You are going to be making some more beautiful quilts with these!

Faye said...

Great fabric in your patriotic blocks!

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