19.2.13

Busting out the scraps

My scrap boxes are busting at the seams and it is starting to annoy/make me feel guilty for not using them, so I thought it was time I made myself a new rainbow quilt.   I did a little sorting into colour order of the bigger scraps, leaving the tiny ones for another project/the bin.


I wanted a fun, easy, very little rotary cutting/no paper piecing kind of project and found the perfect inspiration in the Sunday Morning Quilts book with The Missing 'U' quilt.


I made my first three blocks this afternoon after a 'forced' visit to the kidlets nursery so he could meet fireman ;-)
First three improvy blocks
 I am not sure I am a natural at improv , but I love the blocks so far.  Now I am pondering whether to put a matching solid border round each block or just let the scrappy flow.  Your thoughts appreciated!

25 comments:

  1. Love that pic of your lovely scraps all lined up in their baggies! I would sash them in white with B&W cornerstones to really make the colors stand out.

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  2. I love it that your scrap bags are a perfect rainbow! These improv blocks are looking great, another great quilt on its way I'm sure x

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  3. They are so beautiful, maybe you could space them with the different options behind them so we can help you decide, with a few extra pics. : )

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  4. Love them the way they are, let the scrappy flow!

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  5. I love those little white centres, and you are the best rainbow quilter I know.

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  6. let the scrappy flow. it's gonna be a fab quilt

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  7. Let the scraps go with the flow, it'll be lovely :-)

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  8. I say just let the scrappy vibe flow - your blocks are lovely!

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  9. Your scraps are bigger than my yardage!
    Not sure about the sashing, maybe chuck them on top of some different coloured background when you have a few more made - though thinking Kona Coal might look fab xxx

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  10. Look great....personably I like abit of washing...Flying Blinds suggestions looks good though

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  11. Aw I got so excited thinking you were doing a scrap de-stash! Blocks are fab though, great choice. X

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  12. Don't doubt your ability to improv, the blocks are great :o)

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  13. They look awesome Kelly! I would embrace the scrappy all the way - it will look sensational.

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  14. You ARE a natural. Just look at them ; )

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  15. Let the scrappy flow....they look awesome.

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  16. Loving the scrappy feeling....

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  17. I could look at your rainbow scrap bags most of the afternoon, sooo pretty. I have no idea what you are worrying about with your improv. All three blocks look great.

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  18. Bet it was such a hardship having to go see the fireman! Love the blocks, and tres jealous of the scraps. I'd be tempted to let the scrappyness flow, but maybe you'll change your mind after you've got a few more.

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  19. This might be a bit random, but I would try sashing them with a white and black polka dot (quite a dense, tiny one). I just quite like rainbow colours with black and white, but whatever you do, it looks gorgeous so far. Even the scrap bags look gorgeous! XX

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  20. Ooh, your scraps look so beautiful! I must get round to sorting mine by colour

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  21. I'm a fan of letting the scrappy flow. I'm now feeling the need to sort my scraps by color (currently sorted into warms, cools and neutrals).

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