Saturday, May 7, 2016

Not Exactly Scraps

But Scrappy, Nevertheless

Early in the week I set about assessing and addressing a 2-year-old UFO that had taken residence in a pile on my sewing table -- a new version of Wink & a Smile

Wink & a Smile
In my assessment I determined that I had WAY over-estimated how many strips I would need to make the 9-patches for W&aS.  My solution to this plethora of patches was to make a second quilt that I'm calling Chex Mix

Chex Mix
The blocks will alternate between various light and dark backgrounds. I can see from the photo that my dark sample lacks contrast so I need to check on the blocks I have kitted up to make sure the effort will be worth the outcome. As for this lonely dark block, if I can't balance him out with others, he'll probably go on the back.

Leftover leftovers
While I didn't start with scraps to make W&aS, I'm utilizing the leftovers in not one, but two bonus quilts! I have about 20 9-patches left and this pile of remnant pieces that may go into a border.  I can guarantee that they are NOT going into a pile or a box.

Linking up with Angela at soscrappy for Scrap Happy Saturday.



7 comments:

  1. A Wink and a Smile was one of the first quilts I made - back in the late 90's! Glad you found a way to use up your extra 9 patches and Chex Mix is a great name for a quilt.

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  2. You are always so productive!

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  3. I love the Wink and a Smile block and I'm not sure that I've seen it before. What a fun quilt these blocks will make.

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  4. Hooray! for bonus quilts. Good luck keeping your resolve about the scraps!!

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  5. It's a nice thing to have extra blocks as long as you can cope with them. What is the name of the other gorgeous block? Is it part of A Wink and a Smile? I would love to make that one if it is not too difficult.

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  6. You can never go wrong with nine patches! And bonus quilts are just all full of win!
    Go, you!

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  7. Sounds like a very solid plan for using up all those extras. I'm looking forward to seeing all the quilts come together.

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