Saturday, February 4, 2017

From Purple to Teal


Let me begin by saying that improv piecing does not come naturally to me. I am much more comfortable when working with a definite plan. However, I have seen many people create beautiful rainbow quilts from scraps and crumbs. Our January color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge was purple, and when I found a pile of small purple scraps left from an earlier project, I decided to give improv another try.

Last Saturday I spent a large part of the day making these blocks. I used up most of the purple scraps that I showed last week plus a few pieces from my strip drawers. My blocks measure 6-1/2" unfinished.



The February color for the RSC is blue-green (teal, turquoise, aqua, etc.) I love these colors and have a sizable collection of scraps. I started the month by making Scrappy Trips blocks using 3" strips and Bonnie Hunter's instructions. I made 3 blocks to go with the one I'd made earlier. I'm including a close shot of each block so you can get a better look at the fabrics. Most of those fabrics are at least 12 - 15 years old!

Scrappy Trips Around the World
pattern by Bonnie Hunter





It isn't scrappy, but I recently finished this baby quilt that is mostly teal/turquoise fabrics. I wish we could have gotten to Wisconsin for the baby shower today, but no such luck. 


Star Cluster Baby Quilt
variation of a pattern by Judy Martin


Be sure to check out all of the wonderful scrappy projects at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge every Saturday and at Oh Scrap at Quilting is more fun than Housework on Sunday.


Julie in GA

24 comments:

  1. Looks like you found a lot of teal to play with. That baby quilt is really adorable.

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  2. Some beautiful teal fabrics in your stash. The trip around the world blocks look like so much fun to make. I'll have to give them a try some year.

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  3. Sweet baby quilt, Julie. It definitely counts for this month's RSC in my book.

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  4. You have great turquoise/ blue green scraps, and your scrappy trip blocks are beautiful! I've been trying some crumb blocks, too. I figure they are worth trying, if only as a way to use up those little pieces!

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  5. Guess you are an improv quilter now! Those are great. I love the way your trip block goes from dark to light. It reminds me of the Northern Lights.

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  6. Your blocks are great! That baby quilt is adorable!

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  7. Sea green in your PURPLE blocks and purple in your SEA GREEN blocks... I love them all!!

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  8. Your scrappy TATW looks almost like it is shimmering with all those glorious scraps.
    Yes, crumb blocks take a long time to sew together but they do get rather addictive and are pretty versatile. Can't wait to see what you do with yours.
    Cute baby quilt too!

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  9. Lots of color variation in your blocks, and that baby quilt is adorable.

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  10. Yummmmm - I love the trips blocks!! and that baby quilt - how adorable!

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  11. You have gotten a lot done. Great purple improv. Love all of your teals, aquas and the baby quilt is adorable.

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  12. You found quite a few teals to p;lay with. Your scrappy trips blocks look great together. I've only seen those in super-scrappy versions before. I like these color coordinated ones much better!

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  13. Gorgeous Scrappy Trip blocks! Doesn't it feel good to be using up those well marinated fabrics?!

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  14. The trip around the world blocks are gorgeous. Love the colors. You must have the kind of fabric that's like wine, it's better when properly aged.

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  15. Those are some pretty teal blocks. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  16. Julie, I too have a hard time with scrappy - heck maybe by December I will get started on RSC 2017 with an actual 'plan'. Looking good so far for your though.

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  17. Looks live beautiful waves on the ocean with those colors.

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  18. I'm really looking forward to your scrappy trips quilt - it's going to be stunning! Those blocks just glow!
    And that teal/aqua baby quilt totally counts as an RSC project!

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  19. I love your scrappy trip around the world blocks. Those colors are beautiful and right up my alley. What a cute little baby quilt too. I think you did a great job on the improv blocks. The more you do it, the easier it is to do. And it did use up lots of crumbs and scraps, right?

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