Friday, February 5, 2016

Scraps Update and Browns

Do you remember when I said my plans are to sew all my little 1.5" squares?  The basket looked like this when I decided to conquer the squares.
And now the basket looks like this.
Now before you get too excited no I haven't sewn all the little squares and I didn't throw the squares in the trash.  I have clipped all the squares together to make the blocks.
  I have sewn over 40 16-patch blocks and I have over 40 blocks yet to be sewn.  
I am pleased with my progress.  The basket has been removed from my sewing room.  Hopefully by the end February all 16-patch blocks will be done.

February brings the color brown for the rainbow color of the month.  I have made some brown  patch star blocks.
I was wondering if little star blocks would go with the patch blocks.  These star blocks are 4.5".  I will continue to make them.
I did a test block for the Amish quilt.  I wanted to make sure my block was the correct size when sewn.   

If you want to see more Browns go to Angela's and be inspired.

23 comments:

  1. I like the star blocks. Have fun stitching!

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  2. I made 16 patches with my 1.5" squares last year too! Unfortunately, I still have plenty left. ;)

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  3. Love your star patch blocks. :)

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  4. Congrats on conquering the scrap basket! You've got lots of fun scrappy projects in the works.

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  5. Your star patch blocks are wonderful. Congrats on getting rid of that basket!!

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  6. So many uses for wonder clips. All your blocks look great. You are going to be able to make a lot of neat quilts with your rainbow blocks.

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  7. Those are some tiny pieces to be working with! Congrats on the progress and the other two sets of lovely little blocks :)

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  8. Those are some tiny pieces to be working with! Congrats on the progress and the other two sets of lovely little blocks :)

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  9. your 16 patch stars are fantastic!

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  10. PS: I have to say, at first when I saw that empty basket, before reading on, I did wonder if you got sick of the little squares and just threw them all away!!!

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  11. I wish I could empty a basket that fast. I'm happy for you. The blocks will whip up even faster now that they are grouped together. I love your patch Stars. Great job. Enjoy the sewing. ;^)

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  12. That's a lot of 1.5 inch squares. And that's going to be a lot of 16 patch stars. There's some luscious browns in there. And all stars go together if you ask me!

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  13. Hooray! for an empty basket and more so since you got it OUT of your sewing room!!!

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  14. beautiful 16 patch brown star. The 4,5" stars are a great idea to use upa all those small pieces. Great job Karen!

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  15. Great progress on those 1.5 inch squares. They will be gone before you know it!

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  16. Must be wonderful to see order to the scraps and being able to put the basket away. Great job! Lovely stars. I've seen settings with stars in a variety of sizes. I'm sure you'll work something out.

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  17. Great progress and such pretty browns you have to work with. A big congrats on taming that basket of scraps.

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  18. Wow! Lots of great scrappy progress!

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  19. Incredible! You are making such beauty from the little bits I just throw away!

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  20. Great scrappy projects. My favorite kind! ~desertskyquilting

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  21. Yeah to you for making progress with those tiny bits.

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  22. I thought my 2 1/4 inch squares were too small. I attempted to just store mine in stacks in pizza boxes. Wish I had taken the time to store them by colors.

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