Sunday, January 26, 2014

Still More Blue Rainbow Scrap Challenge Blocks

I love the look of blue against crisp white, but there was no way I was going to photograph my blue blocks for the RSQ Challenge outside in the snow.  It is 10 degrees outside and just started snowing.  Colder temperatures are predicted so it's a good day to stay inside and sew.

I have a project in mind that requires 4 patch blocks.  This week, I made 14 blue four patches and  three in assorted colors.

 I added more rows to my zig zag quilt.

Two more blue postage stamp block and two more Happy House blocks.

 I really love the dotted blue fabric I used below.  I bought a scrap bag at a quilt shop during vacation last summer and it was loaded with large pieces and wide strips of great blue fabrics.  This one is my favorite.  It is really vibrant when seen in person.

Unfortunately, I've been having so much fun working with my blue scraps and old stash that I haven't managed to finish anything else this week.

I did make three 16 patch blocks for the Goodnight Irene Sew along at Terry's Treasures.

I am participating in the 350 Blocks Project over at Shelly's blog Prairie Moon Quilts.  She has a great blog and the project is a good way to keep focused on piecing blocks.  The goal is simply to create 350 blocks in 2014.  Each month a goal is established, this month's goal is 20 blocks, and I have already passed that number.  I learned about the 350 Blocks Projects over at Susan's blog Desert Sky Quilts.  Sue is always doing something interesting and I am an acknowledged copy cat, so I steal lots of her ideas.

I'm linking up at Angela's blog, Sew Scrappy .  Make sure you check out all of the other great projects for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this week.  I can't wait to find out what February's color will be.

I am also offering a giveaway in connection with the Grow Your Blog Hop sponsored by the multi-talented  Vicki at 2 Bags Full.  It's a great way to find new blogs with all types of interests and many of them are offering giveaways.


  1. Your blocks all look great! I love your 16-patch Irene blocks! And at least you have blue skies to go with your snow. Ours are still gray and cloudy!

  2. You have been busy. I like all your blocks.

  3. Your zig zag quilt is a nice variation--the chevrons look stacked.

  4. Fantastic block making! And really love that zig-zag quilt - well it's blue so you have to love it. I think I need to check out this 350 block project as blocks seem to be my speed this year.

  5. Hi, love your projects!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Happy quilting!

  6. it sure is "blue" at your home :0)

  7. Your zig zag quilt is really growing! How big will it get?

  8. I love all your blue blocks and quilt ideas for this year. I'm going to enjoy watching your rainbow quilts come together.

  9. Gorgeous blocks, Katie! I need to get the scrap piecing bug - my scraps are overflowing!!

  10. I love your blue and house blocks! Inspiring!


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