I am pleased to be joining in with a wonderful group of quilters that loves to use their scraps. I am hoping that this year of the scrap helps clear out some of the clutter of scraps that I keep. We shall see.
Now, the critical thing was to select a block. I looked for awhile and I came up with the Wedding Ring by Beth Gutcheon, published in 1973 in The Perfect Patchwork Primer*. I choose this one for a few reasons:
1. it uses squares and half square triangles,
2. it is compatible with die cutting, and
3. it is visually interesting.
So, I started cutting yesterday and laid out a block. I love using this board for my blocks.
I sewed it together on Sunday, using the webbing method. The webbing method allows mean to not have to press, until I sew the whole block together.
Here is the final row, placed and ready to sew. The nice thing is I see it going together and can check that all looks in order as add the next column.
And here are two blocks all done. I may make a few more, I am not sure how much of my scraps are left, but I am going to prep some background for February. I think this is going to be a fun challenge.
Before I go, I thought I would show you a mock up of a small quilt, 3×4. It would wind up being 30 x 40. I won’t have that many red blocks, but it is fun to see what would happen if you did.
Thanks to those Angela at SoScrappy, our host for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. The link will take you to the instructions if you are interested. You can make anything you want. I have seen people make a number of one kind of blocks and others make a few blocks. You can check out this month’s linky party too, to see the variety of ways quilters approach this.
Coming Up on the Blog:
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd (2/22)
Linking Up With:
RSC Linkup Party