Just checked my scrap box - yup, I can make 18 2.5 inch squares. No problem. And thanks to some ufo rewards, have enough solids too. It's a good thing you like scrappy!
Readerowl ahh so glad you have a big scrap box - yeah I really enjoy scrappy things - there's always so much to discover in them - and I always feel it gives the people more of a choice to bring in their personality and show more of what fabrics they usually work with - yeah I thought the solid part might be a problem. But I really thought it woudl calm down the whole thing a bit, give the eye something to rest.
Great block and thanks for the tutorial! And I especially like that you tell us how to make the square in square a tad bigger and square them up to the correct size...always my favorite way! Thanks. One question...do you want us to make sure we are going for a truly scrappy look in our fabric choices? (versus a coordinated scrappy?)
Strandkorbtraum What I mean by those is this...the block you show as an example is a truly scrappy block as it is random fabrics without any care or worry do they "go" together. When I use the term "coordinated scrappy" it is like this project from my studio Too Cool for Words . Not from the same collection of fabrics but they "go" together in a coordinated way. Here is another example The Elephant in the Room I have fabrics for whichever you want just want to make sure I give you what you are hoping for:-)
This is looking awesome...I like how the solids play off the scrappy...
I really like these!
ShellyT Thanks - but it's all their doing - I'm just sitting here opening the letters ..
Ha. Understood. Funny how it meshes so brilliantly.
ShellyT Yeah - to be true I didn't know how it would turn out - I made that block as I went - but yeah I'm glad it's looking like it ws all planned. I'm impatiently waiting for the rest to fly in so I will know what the whole quilt will look like.
It is looking great! It amazes me that you can get blocks from all different people and somehow they work together!!
Love it and mine will be on the way soon.
I seriously love how these super scrappy blocks look together!
Missriain I wonder why no one ever did one like that before ... I saw a block made up of 2 four-patches and a square in a square (without the thirrd square) - that's where I got the idea and I couldn't find a name for the block and I couldn't find pictures so it was a big experiment using it as bee block.
We have been partnered up in the [3x6] Bee - solids right?
I love the solid blocks alternating with the prints... what a great idea!
Stamdl thanks Deb - well yeah I didn't know what I got myself into with that block that I made up on the go - I just had this idea that the solids would offer something "calming" among the scraps ..
I would to try several variatiosn of the block pattern - keep the scrappy part but all the soilds in the same 2 colours awell and all the other variations of order and chaos
I just feel like it's mine - I haven't seen a quilt done that way ... and I enjoyed and still enjoy seeing how it's coming together - from a frustrated search for blocks to just making up my own to a block collection I really like ...
This is looking really amazing! Such a great block for a bee; I love its scrappiness!
Lovely blocks Leonie! What fun!
Nice scrap quilt!
So pretty! These economy blocks are now all the rage.
ha indeed! I came back to this project yesterday and its thread to find the link to the paper piecing tutorial I liked (liked because it turned out perfect :)