Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Red Scrap Sewing

Trimming Up String Blocks
This is technically not scrappy, but it was the block for February and I forgot to take a photo of it when I finished it.  We have 10 more to go for the center of the Thimbleberries Club quilt.  These finish at 14 inches and they are quite easy to piece this year. 
It was easy enough to make a second one so I may do it yet in assorted reds, whites, and creams.  It is a nice size for a pillow front.


This little red spool of thread made as an art trading card is on its way over the ocean to AngelCat.  She and I have arranged a little trade of sorts.  She has been working with the red theme too and had 2 very cool woven fabric cards. 

Set of 4 Red String Blocks
I love, love, love these red strings together!  It is a fun way to piece.  I really feel like I'm using up scraps, rather than creating new scraps with this method!  I am sticking with this for all the months in SoScrappy's challenge this whole year!  I want these to be assembled to each other and represent all 12 colors. 
Red Scrappy Tumblers
This quilt doesn't know what size it wants to be!  When sewing with these a quilter really needs to pick a size and determine that choice by the time the first row is sewn.   It was much smaller last week, but I have cut some more tumblers and now it's telling me to make it larger.   With the angled seam on the left and right side of the block, that is the best way of doing the quilt.  I guess it will be about 50 or 60 inches square so that it works as a throw for a white wicker settee. 

7 comments:

Jessica said...

I loooove the tumblers, and the string block, and well, everything - you did a beautiful job with those red scraps :)

Angelcat said...

Wow, you managed to accomplish such a lot during the month of red :) Can't wait to get my hands on the ATC, it's adorable. Thanks so much for swapping!

Quilter Kathy said...

Lots of fun red projects!

Connie said...

I really like the string blocks and I'm impressed with all you got done with red.

april said...

Look at your beautiful reds! Beautiful pieces, Kathy!

april said...

Love your spool of thread and of course, the string squares! And oh - those tumblers! Did you make your own template for them?

LuAnn said...

I love the string blocks. I think they are really addictive, and I feel like they work up fast. The red scrap tumbler is just wonderful. I would let it be whatever size it wanted to be because how ever it turns out will be great.