Scrappy Quilts - Blue and Green






I decided it was time to use up my scraps again!  I started by emptying my blue and green baskets entirely.  Everything 3.5" and wider, I cut into 3.5" strips, leaving it at it's current length.  (last photo)  These will be divided up by lights and darks and make into two separate quilts.

Anything narrower than 3.5" I cut into varying widths, from 1.5"- 3".  These I used to make this log cabin quilt.  I also cut some neutral colored strips to go with it.  The blocks finish at 12", so the quilt top is 48"x60".  I was planning to continue making blocks till all these strips were used up, but I decided this quilt was looking plenty chaotic already so I stopped. 

Most of the strips left were fairly short, so I cut them all to 6.5" length, and divided them roughly into color groups of aqua/light blue, turquoise, navy, and green.  I have a plan for this bunch that I'll sew up next.  All together it looks like my blue and green scraps will yield 4 quilts!

I've not given up on my Simply Retro challenge.  In fact I have two more quilts to show you soon!  I just figured that using up my scraps doesn't officially count, right?

23 comments:

  1. Log cabin blocks can be great scrap busters! You inspire me to empty my scrap bins. I think I have about 8 or 9 quilts waiting in them!

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  2. You make me want to have space where I can keep pretty scrap bins like that!

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  3. I need to consider adding pieces big enough to be strips to my scrap bins. Your log cabin quilt is lovely.

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  4. More of your beauties for me to drool over :)

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  5. Looks very beautiful and inspiring! I just received precious bag of stripes so thank you for great ideas! x Teje

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  6. Yes it's true - those blocks look very beautiful and I think I must consider my scraps again! :-)

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  7. Your scrappy log cabin is gorgeous!! I love it!

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  8. Such a lovely collection of scraps! And I love your scrap bins! Are these custom made for the space?

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  9. Ah, seeing your photos makes my heart happy!

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  10. I am always excited when I see you have posted something, love your style and color sense.

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  11. Wow! You have a beautiful stash of green fabrics! Wonderful result :) Jolana

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  12. Scrappy Perfection! LOVE it! Those centers too... Delicious!

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  13. Lovely as always. Where did you get your wire baskets? They look perfect for scraps!

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  14. Scrappy quilts are the best! Another lovely creation by you

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  15. I really need to sort my scraps and make some projects in 2016. These are beautiful.

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  16. Gorgeous! I love the way you mix the colors and formed such details, they compliment at all! Quilting is really indeed the best way to get ride some scraps while making something good.

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  17. I absolutely love your style! I can look at a quilt and tell it's yours. Also where did you get those great baskets?? My quilt room needs a MAJOR cleaning and overhaul and those baskets would be a great start to help get scraps under control (if that's even possible). Thanks for any info you can provide! shopgirl7232 at yahoo dot com

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  18. I absolutely love your style! I can look at a quilt and tell it's yours. Also where did you get those great baskets?? My quilt room needs a MAJOR cleaning and overhaul and those baskets would be a great start to help get scraps under control (if that's even possible). Thanks for any info you can provide! shopgirl7232 at yahoo dot com

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  19. I want to curl up under that log cabin quilt
    Yummy ����

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