Saturday, January 8, 2011

Scrappy Challenge in Blue

Un-Embellished Crazy Patch Block in Blue
I am participating in Andrea's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  Blue scraps have been designated for the month of January and here is what I've been developing.

I've been wanting to get back into crazy quilting.  So the blue scrap challenge came along and this block is the first thing I pieced. 

I have some ideas of a direction I'd like to go and hope to extend the block into a longer rectangle.  Perhaps it will develop into some kind of winter wall hanging.

Ready to sort one box!

Choice Blue Pieces for the Challenge this Month

The string blocks I made so far are a fine start, but I think I'll make another set and join them up into a larger shape.  It was a good way to recycle some of our old computer paper. 
papers trimmed to square for the string blocks

Working at ripping out foundation paper.
 I may try phone book papers next and see if the paper rips away a little easier.  It really is not my favorite part of the process.  I did not want to piece on muslin and leave it in, because that gets to be too heavy to quilt through.

Completing the crossing seams for joining 4 string blocks

More to Do!
 I'm glad it's only the second weekend in January, because now I have more ideas to keep going for the rest of the month.  This is going to be a fun challenge.


scraphappy said...

What fun blue scraps! I love your string blocks. It looks like you should have plenty of scraps to keep you going for a while.

Quilter Kathy said...

So happy you are playing along with the blue challenge. Great string blocks!

Just One More Thing said...

It will be fun to see what you make with all those blue scraps. The string blocks are striking!!

april said...

Oh! What a fun project! And I love your idea with the string quilting. I must give it a whirl!

orchidlover said...

Love the blocks you've done so far

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Angie @ CraftedAngles said...

The Modern Quilt Guild is having a challenge with monochromatic may want to check it out:

Angie -

Terriaw said...

What a cool idea to play along with this project, working with one color each month. I love those blue string blocks - so gorgeous!

Angelcat said...

I like your idea of using the rainbow challenge to make a crazy quilt block. I've not really done any crazy quilting but it's one thing on my list to try.

Anonymous said...

I love crazy quilting, too, and made a heart block with some blues, for a swap. I look forward to seeing your embellishment on that. The strings look great! You really have a lot of blues.

Miss 376 said...

I love the string block, one of my to do projects, one day, lol. The crazy quilting block will be stunning