Friday, October 30, 2020

Scrap Attack

Well, I've come down from my sugar high from last week. Thankfully is wasn't a real one, just one created by the Halloween Candy runner and the Penny Candy blocks. Just seeing those fun creations makes me happy. Now to get through the real candy of Halloween!

So, now that I'm back to reality, I'm sitting at my machine, seriously focused on attacking my scraps. My Rainbow version of Celilo is long overdue.

rainbow Celilo quilt

I started several months ago with the fewest colors: red, indigo, and violet. Indigo and violet were a bit of a challenge, especially determining what exactly indigo is and to find enough indigo in my stash. Thank goodness I didn't have to make a lot of those!

Now I've started in on yellow since those scraps were already out for the October RSC pinwheel block. Chain piecing bits and pieces together resulted in a mess, 

yellow scraps chain pieced together

but after pressing and trimming, they're now bigger chunks.

yellow scrap units of different sizes

Within an hour and half, I had all the yellow units done. Then I pulled out the orange scraps, and easily had those done. Probably because there weren't very many! 

Then I moved onto green. First, I attacked the leftover triangle bits from The Great Outdoors quilt, those on the left of the picture. 

green scraps

Sewn together, they make pieces 1.5" x 4.5", on the right of the picture, and are now quite usable. It's wonderful to finally have those scraps off my cutting table! Paired with straight pieces, they blend together nicely for these blocks. Check out my video on Making Blocks from Crumbs if you too are over-run with small odd-shaped scraps.

I'm currently about 1/4 of the way through green, and still have blue to go. 

yellow orange and green scrap blocks

At this rate, with or without sugar, I'm hoping for a finish next week. I'll keep you posted.

For more about color, be sure to enter the Color Workbook giveaway to win a copy of a great book - contest ends tonight!

Good luck and Happy Quilting!

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  1. Celio is such a fun pattern, Susan. Perfect for a child. My scrap sorting is a mess! I have clear baskets sorting the pieces in abundance and can't keep track of what's in where.

  2. I had planned a sugar high on Halloween treats, but I resisted and didn't buy any. LOL


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