Saturday, July 29, 2017

Scrappy Saturday


Blue is the colour for July over at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge
The Omigosh project saw some scrappy attention this week. I finished 3 alternate shoofly blocks and 1 more double 9 patch block. These blocks use up my smallest 1" scraps. These are fiddly blocks and take just as long as a full size block to make (and sometimes longer if the seam ripper needs to be involved!)



Here's the full blue block collection. Many more shoofly blocks are needed but 3 is a good start!

This is a multi-year (maybe multi-decade project!) and I just sew a few blocks here and there when I have collected enough tiny scraps.

To see more blue scrap projects, hop over to the link up at SoScrappy.

22 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I had thought at one time to make the OMG quilt but never have. I think it is one of those like you say - takes a long time to make - and yes tiny blocks can take longer than big blocks at times.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

That is going to be very pretty with the blocks you've chosen.

Nell's Quilts said...

The Shoo Fly blocks are so cute and add interest to the OMG nine patch layout. Multi decade projects - I think I have a few.

katie z. said...

I've been sewing mine for at least four years, maybe longer. I'm finally ready to web the top! Yours look gorgeous.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Looking good! I have admired this quilt at various quilt shows. I totally understand why it takes so long to make all of the blocks!

Chantal L. said...

Best things are free and usually take a long time coming. It will be a precious quilt once done. ;^)

Deanna W said...

I think I like your shoofly blocks as much as the OMgoosh ones!! and of course blue is my favorite!!

Sheila said...

Oh my. Such tiny pieces of fabric! Cute blocks. I don't see how you do it.

Monica said...

Omigosh! I didn't know you were making this one. That's a great idea for RSC!!!! Something to think about next year...

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those are looking good! Something I love about scrappy quilts are the variety of background fabrics that can be used in the same quilt. It adds such interest!

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful blocks.

Janet O. said...

You have had some wonderful finishes while I have been away. Absolutely love the bear quilt. And the little mini in your last post is sweet.
These OMG blocks are so adorable. This is a quilt I have long admired, but never felt I would have the patience to make. That is something about your quilting that always impresses me--your patience with long term projects. And your results are so worth it!

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE what you are doing with your small BLUE scraps!!!

AnnieO said...

You've been at the tiny pieces business for a long time! I know you love it despite the seam ripper pains!

Kate said...

I'm always amazed with the tiny scraps in your projects. The blues are looking good.

Cathy said...

I think you are the queen of perfect little tiny blocks!

PaulaB quilts said...

I admire your patience with those tiny blocks. The overall,design really works well with the two blocks.

Pamela Arbour said...

That's a real sign of patience to be able to sew along for several years until it is finished. Your blocks are looking good.

gayle said...

I love this so much! Your blocks are terrific!
I saw an Omigosh at a quilt show several years ago, and knew in that moment that there was a 99% chance that I'd make one someday. (Well, a 99% chance that I'll *start* one someday, anyway...)

Nancy said...

I admire this quilt pattern every time I see it but didn't realize the squares are only 1". Wow! Yours look amazing.

Kevin the Quilter said...

OMG to Omigosh! You KNOW how much I love this project of yours!

Angie said...

I think your process for working on the OMG quilt is a good one! Even though your progress isn't speedy, it's fun to see things take shape over time.