Friday, March 30, 2018

MARCH SCRAP REPORT

The challenge for March was to make a strip quilt.  I have oodles of strips saved and need to use them up, so I thought this would be a good idea.  I already had 32 strip blocks done and I made 61 more for a total of 93.  As you can see in the photo, I make blocks according to color.  I haven't put the top together yet, but will sew it together in rows of colors.  I've made this type before and I really like how it turns out.  I have 9 colors and I usually have 8 blocks per row.  They measure 7 1/2" finished, so the finished quilt will measure 60" x 67 1/2" and might add a border to it.



My scrap challenge for April is to work on a scrappy quilt for my granddaughter.  I have already started it and it's a Bonnie Hunter design - Bowdacious.  April will be a busy month, so I might not get much accomplished.

I also decided to add an additional row to the side and bottom of this scrap quilt top that I made in January.


I still have more triangles to sew together as leader/enders for another future quilt like this one.


In addition, I made 2 sets of place mats to sell in a craft show coming up April 7.  The photos are wonky, but they look better in person.




Happy Easter, everyone!

11 comments:

Chantal said...

Congratulations Ruth. You have accomplished a lot this month with your strings compared to me. lol. The plaid quilt looks awesome. Enjoy the long weekend. ;^)

Quilting Babcia said...

You got a lot accomplished with your scraps this month! I'm hoping to get started on a string block quilt soon. They're always so much fun to put together. Happy Easter!

Lori said...

Happy Easter! Looks like you've been working on some wonderful projects!!

---"Love" said...

Your placemats and little half-square quilt are reslly nice, and I know I'm going to love your strippy quilt! I need to do that same thing! (but probably won't for a while.) ---"Love"

Janet O. said...

You have great scrap projects, Ruth! I like them all. :)

Ed and Kathy said...

Happy Easter. You and Barb Sessions seem to enjoy making scrap quilts.

a good yarn said...

Happy Easter Ruth! You always have such terrific projects on the go. I really like your coloured strings - I've only ever seen scrappy.

Barb said...

fun string blocks and scrap quilt
Happy Easter

Sandy said...

You managed to use a lot of scraps in March. Good for you! String blocks are always fun.

Leanne said...

Happy Easter Ruth, your strip blocks are going to make a beautiful quilt.

Marsha B said...

The strings all look good, such pretty colors! I haven't tried making string blocks yet but they are always so pretty! The HST quilt is great, I love all the plaids. The placemats will be a hit at the sale. I love that beautiful blue fabric with the gorgeous flowers, so nice! You have lots of things going on, have fun!