Saturday, February 1, 2014

Playing Catch Up

It's been so long since I last posted, I've almost forgotten how to do it!!  It's already the first day of February and I'm late for wrapping up all of my January progress.   I missed "On The Needles" yesterday, so I will just wait until next Friday for that one.  Then I forgot to post last Saturday for the Rainbow Scraps Challenge (and missed out on a chance at a giveaway), but today is Sat. so better late than never, right?.

I am making two scrap quilts to reduce some of my scrappy stash. In January the RSC14 color was blue, so I started Soul Searching from the book Making Quilts by Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession. I first saw this quilt when my friend Kevin showed me his finished top that he made for friends.  I am using just what I can find in my scraps -- I'm not buying anything to make it more harmonious or match better.  This is a challenge to "make do" with what I have! Here is the first block.


My second scrappy project is a quilt using scrap strings.  I am enlisting some help from a few friends too, so I will have more variety.  Since I was working with blues on the above block, I started with blues on this one too.  This is just one small portion of the outside border.


This is also going to be a rainbow of colors when it's finished.  I thought since I do so many string quilts using random scraps, keeping the color families together would be a change of pace for me.

I'm linking up with SoScrappy -2014 Rainbow Scrap Challenge and Cat Patches 2014 Jan New FO.




9 comments:

  1. Dar! Your "Soul Searching" quilt is going to be amazing with the colors of RSC14! I can't wait to see what you come up with! Your first block is perfect! I am curious as to what you have in mind for the string blocks? Hopefully February will bring a little more normalcy!

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  2. Your Soul Searching block is going to be stunning in the finished quilt. Such a great way to use scraps

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  3. Love your Soul Searching block Dar! And I can't wait to see what you are going to make with your string blocks... I just love string blocks!!! I'll be taking a class later this month from some local ladies who have a book out called String Quilt Revival - the quilt is going to be gorgeous :)

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  4. I'm finally getting a big enough stash to actually sew things out it. I love it! I just made a set of placemats and didn't have to buy anything except thread. Doesn't it feel great?!

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  5. I like it - I bet you will be able to make do ;-) Glad you are having fun!

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  6. I love your blue projects! Then again Rainbows are awesome! Happy quilting.

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  7. That "Soul Searching" block is great!! Can't wait to see more. I'll share some blue scraps. What size do you want?

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  8. Both blocks are great. You are going to have some lovely projects when you get through all the colors this year.

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  9. And I'm playing catch up with blog reading! I'm terribly behind. But it's great to see what you're doing. Love the scrappiness of both blocks. I bet you'll end up with a couple of great-looking "free" quilts!

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