Saturday, June 06, 2015

just a bit of aqua...


I don't have too many light blue scraps- I used all my blues back in January- it was easier for me to use the light AND dark, rather than separate them out. so this month i'll be working in my aquas, and also catching up with the greens, since I didn't quite get them finished.
 

first up is the scrappy 4 patches- and pressed, too!


I did get my scrappy 9 patches done (kona white, and scrappy black center). but once again, I did not manage to get them ironed. sometimes, you know, that iron is just too heavy to lift and push around after a long day in the garden...

 
 
last year (or was it two years ago?) I made the girls matching quilts for their beds. usually I cut off a 2½" strip from my fabrics, and toss them in the strip bin. i had many, many strips (still do, actually!) and wanted to make a smaller sized quilt that would match their bed quilts. Bonnie's scrappy trips to the rescue! I pulled all the bright colored strips from the strip bins and put them in my colander. (yes, I store all these strips in a VERY large, restaurant sized aluminum colander. it's really cool! I'll show you sometime...) the girls pull sets of 5, and then sometimes in the evening, i'll make a few blocks. it's relaxing and mindless- just what I need sometimes. (and those of you with an eagle eye will notice that 5 of the blocks up on the design wall are not pressed. I see a pattern here...
 
 
I also pieced 2 aqua saw tooth stars that I show here.
 
so: that's that! visit Angela's blog to see more of the RSC15 projects. I'm sure you'll be inspired! 

10 comments:

Sally T said...

Such lovely quiet blues and then HOT FIESTA! You were obviously influenced by planting all those tomatoes.

Dasha said...

What great scrappy projects Jennifer.

Deb A said...

Great scrappy projects. As long as scraps are being busted I call it a win! I used some aqua in mine as well this week.

Nell's Quilts said...

The aqua 4 patches are so refreshing and seem just right for June. Great idea to get the girls to pick the colours for the blocks. They are so bright and cheerful- sure to be a winning quilt.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Adding aqua is a good idea (that I just might need to copy.) Looking forward to see how your RSC sewing goes this month!

katie z. said...

Great blocks!

Mari said...

Pressing is overrated! The blocks look great just as they are, even without that heavy iron. :) lots of progress!

sunny said...

I don't have a lot of aqua scraps, but that's what I'm going to use if we have a 'free' month! I love your idea of cutting a strip from all your fabrics to play with later. Genius.

Sheila said...

Love your scrappy progress. The quilts were beautiful in your link.

Scrappy quilter said...

Lovely scrappy work. I too have very little light blue...going to have to dig deep to find any.

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