Design Wall Monday – January 6, 2014 A couple more scrappy blocks. I’m getting better! Scrappy Blocks The green block still doesn’t go but I deserve credit for making it so it stays on the design wall. Share This!ShareFacebookEmailTwitter Related
Katie Z. says
Looking good! I cut a few blocks from scraps yesterday and hope to whip them up today.
Sherry V says
Looking at your blocks I still think the top left one goes…..it will mix nicely with the other blocks. Good job.
I am in the middle of doing blocks for a sample quilt that I need to get done immediately. I do not know if I will get to this block…..but I love it.
Sharon in Michigan says
My best quilts have been scrappy. By George (Judy), I think you’ve got the knack of it! Thanks for sharing.
Tina in NJ says
Judy, I love your blocks. If these were my blocks, I’d either put the green dead center in the quilt or put it on the back with the label. It may not match the others, but it was a very important part if the quilt, or whatever this project becomes.
Barbara Cline says
I often practice my quilting design on the the extra block or blocks I make. The green block would work great for that.
Cherie in St Louis says
You are getting better!! Your blocks are looking terrific 🙂
Denise ~ justquiltin says
I think that green block maybe wanted to be a potholder all on its own (I use my dark leftover blocks for potholder since they don’t show as easily if I smuck them up, singe them on the oven element, etc.) LOL You’re scrappies are looking good.
Wow for someone who doesn’t do scrappy your doing great.
I agree. Your blocks look great. The thing about muddled blocks like the green one is that when you include them in a quilt alongside similar blocks made from other fabrics, your eye/brain “sees” the pattern and sees it in those blocks, too. I sometimes intentionally include one or two like that to make the quilt feel authentic. I think Roberta Horton’s book, Scrap Quilts, The Art of Making Do, would be a great resource for your scrappy quilting project. Although there is a skills chapter at the end (which you clearly don’t need), the rest of the book is about the qualities of scrap quilts, combining fabrics and stuff like that muddled block and how they are often seen in antique quilts. It was the first quilting book I bought way-back-when. I think I may pull it out and re-read it myself.
I give you credit!! You may end up making some other green things and find it fits in right nice!!!
your blocks are looking good, Judy. I love scrappy and do it a lot. I follow Bonnie Hunter and I’ve learned a lot from her. BTW, interesting so see all the beautiful Celtic Solstic quilts on the design wall this morning!
I like how the scrappy ones look almost dimensional, like someone just folded the corners over to hold the centers in. Nice work!
Quilter Kathy says
Very cool scrappy blocks!
Mary C in WA says
The green block can go in the Center of your project or on the back. Have fun with the Scrappy Blocks!
Your scrappy blocks are looking great. I like that you are using a constant in them of the blue and yellow.
Bev Gunn says
Okay, Judy, you are getting there! Now, if you use 4 different blues that are the same shade, you will officially have a scrappy block. Then you start varying the blues a bit-some a bit lighter and some a bit darker-and you are on your way to scrappy for real! (I just cut out 100 HST’s for a quilt and they are from 10-12 fabrics-but all the same color just different shades-mostly medium dark-and all read as same color!) Keep trying, it is hard to do at first!