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Monday, May 14, 2018

ScrapHappy May

 Several weeks ago I had made these three appliqued, string blocks.  The are 10" finished blocks and eventually will end up in a donation quilt.  The flowers were cut using a pair of inexpensive, plastic cookie cutters as a template - gotta love the dollar store for things like that.  =)
However, three blocks wasn't enough for a quilt and I still had a large pile of strips (from a few inches long to WOF), and strings.  I sewed those up into larger chunks that were at least 11" long.  And then sliced them into sections that ranged from 2 inches to 4 inches in width.   Then sewed them together into blocks that are roughly 11" to 13" in size.   These will be trimmed down to the 10" finished that the first three are once I get the appliqued flowers added to them.

I'm still deciding whether to just make the same flowers and perhaps vary the size of them or to add some different flower shapes to these blocks for more interest to the final quilt. 

Still to be decided is what to do for sashing once I have these blocks completed.   Tossing around perhaps a scrappy brown or a green sashing.

Gratitudes:

1. Lots of scraps to play with.

2. Closing on the 21st.....woohoo

6 comments:

Karrin Hurd said...

Cute blocks with the flowers!

desertskyquilts said...

One week away! They blocks are looking great. Audition some yellows for stripping. The right one, not too bright, could be perfect. I'm finding there are some lovely yellows out there, though I've not used much of it in the past. As for the flowers, you could go either way and it would be great. I know which way I would go, but I'll enjoy seeing which way YOU go.

Kate Chiconi said...

I love those scrappy green blocks and their flowers. It's like a patchwork of green fields with meadow flowers, such a lovely idea. I'd love to see contrasting sashing...

Suze said...

I have a box of small cookie cutters that I bought years ago for applique and have never used. I love the idea of Dollar Tree as a source for cookie cutters. Mine are plastic which should be no problem. I love the bright colors on the green background. The green background makes it look more like a garden to me.

claire93 said...

lots of gorgeous greens, and with the flowers - it's Spring!

Paige said...

What a great idea to applique flowers over scrappy green blocks!