Friday, August 14, 2015

RSC15 week 33

MOOD INDIGO

Well, I finally got around to my balloon blocks this week.  I hated cutting into those lovely batiks.  Of course, I ran into problems.  I measured the long pieces too short, so had to cut new ones, further depleting my prescious stash.  So now I have indigo scraps.  My scrap and crumb piles seem to be growing fast.  It must be the summer weather. Anyway, here are my three indigo blocks.


You can't see it, but even the darkest strips have a printed pattern.  A couple of the short ones had to be fussy cut and ended up with bits of orange and yellow blobs on the ends.  

Anther project, my butterfly quilt, is coming along well.  I have six of the ten strips pieced together, and the bigger it grows the better I like it.


I'm also starting on a veggie and fruit quilt, very easy because they are all WOF.  I got all the pieces from our group's giveaway table.  Have ordered some Harvest gold fabric for the solid strips and border.  I think it is going to be a tablecloth or picnic throw.  This is just a layout of the fabrics before cutting.  I think I see some indigo or purple in there.


I link up with RSC15 at superscrappy.blogspot.com, Sew Cute Tuesday at blossomheartquilts.com and Throwback Thursday at kristaquilts.blogspot.com.   Go along and join the fun.





12 comments:

  1. Lovely RSC blocks, Paula--I didn't get anything done this week on mine. Just can't get back with the program I guess after my two big quilt finishes. Also dog sitting has proved more time consuming than I realized--but fun!! hugs, Julierose

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  2. Lovely batiks surrounding those colourful balloons. I think quilting is like construction and the old rule of ,"Measure twice, cut once." applies. I've had my share of cutting errors - it always told me to take a break and then get back to cutting.

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  3. Beautiful indigo fabrics! Love those blocks. I can't seem to make anything without creating a lot of scraps. Many miss-cuts. That's why a lot of my quilts are scrap quilts.
    Oh my. Love that butterfly quilt.

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  4. Your indigos are quite lovely.

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  5. I think it's a rule somewhere that the more of a fabric you have, the less likely you are to make a cutting error, and vice versa...

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  6. Great-looking indigo fabrics in your RSC blocks!

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  7. That woven design is definitely a blast from the past!

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  8. So glad that you were able to get your Balloon Blocks sewn and your Butterfly Quilt is coming together nicely. Have a lovely week!

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  9. the balloon fabric works beautifully with the blue batiks, like you I am a batik lover. I recognise the butterfly fabric, I used it in Helen`s quilt, is it a disappearing nine patch you are doing?

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  10. Beautiful indigoes! Sorry about the mis cuts, but at least you will have scraps for later. Nothing ever seems to go to waste in quilting.

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  11. Your butterfly quilt is looking super and what a good collection of fruit and votable prints.

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