Sunday, 19 February 2012

Scrappy Colour Squares

Remember I showed you the centre of Jo's quilt for our Around the Bend and Across the Pond Round Robin a few weeks back? Well I've finished the first round.
After all the time I spent with solids working on my FLQS top, I just didn't want to stop, and as Jo had asked for 'bright colours mixed with white' I thought I could get away with a few more solids here.
So I got out my scrap bag and made these little 'double scrap' 2" squares, then bordered each with a bright solid. After adding an aqua border to the original centre, I sashed all the little blocks in white, and somehow it all worked out and fitted together! Usually my maths or my seam allowances are all off, so I was very pleasantly surprised that this all worked.
Now to send it off to Pam and wait and see what she will do next. Meanwhile I have received Dee's but have another Month before I need to get that finished and sent on (phew!).
I love using up scraps and often start straight away with left over bits and pieces after finishing a project. As I had made my curved blocks for the FLQS top a bit bigger so I could trim to size, I had lots of strips left. I sorted these into 3 lengths and sewed them together. I thought I could make at least one of them into a little extra for my partner.
I was thinking needlebook, but have already had a suggestion of a mug rug (I hardly dare admit that I have never actually made a mug rug - I guess there is a first time for everything!).
Any more ideas from my dear readers?
And as we are covering colourful squares today, I thought you might like to see the progress I am making on my Psychedelic Granny Circles.
That's 20 done with 80 more to go before the end of April!

10 comments:

  1. Oh I vote needle book!
    Loving your crochet xx

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  2. What a gorgeous quilt. Aren't scraps beautiful, little things?! Stunning crochet too. Fabric and wool... my two favourite things!

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  3. Needle book, I think. Scraps are so useful and make the most beautiful projects.

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  4. I never throw anything away (much to G's horror) and have different scrap boxs for different size pieces. Waste not want not! Think your strips would make a lovely needle case or maybe if you found a few more you could make them into a cushion?
    Hope it's drier in Edinburgh than it is here on the west coast today.
    Hugs
    Pene

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  5. I LOVE what you have done with the quilt! And those scraps are just beautiful. I vote a pincushion or needlebook :)

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  6. Fun addition to the centre block, and love your scrappy strips. I'd say needle book or mug rug :o)

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  7. Your scrappy blocks look beautiful added to the centre. You have been busy. Juliex

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  8. Those are all such fabulous colours! The quilt block looks brilliant, and I'd never thought of sewing such tiny scraps together. Very inspirational!

    I like mug rugs, although I always worry about spilling tea on something so pretty :)

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  9. Fabulous colours! I love the little blocks you added to the centre - they carry on the scrappiness but bring cohesion, a perfect addition!

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  10. Lots of bright colour in your life!

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