Sunday, July 24, 2016

Scrappy Sunday

Pretty in Pink

When Angela announced the color for July -- watermelon pink -- I couldn't find many scraps.  Which seemed odd because that has been a favorite color of mine to work with in the past.

I had too many things on my agenda early in the month, including 9 days on the road, to dig too deep. But once I returned home I looked in my scrap organization system (I use that term loosely) and found a pile of 1-1/2" strips and a few 2-1/2" strips.

With just a week left in the month, I thought I should move some of those scraps out. My first thought was to make some string blocks. But since the scraps were cut to a uniform size, it seemed foolish to use them as strings. So I set about stitching two strips together, then foursies. Subcut those stripsets into 1-1/2" chunks and before I knew it I had about 20 of these cute 16-patches made.

Watermelon Pink 16-Patches
As an added bonus, several of the prints include bits of the accent color, lime green. I also included some blacks and whites with hot pink. My plan is to use these as centers for Ohio stars in a 12" block. A 4 x 5 setting will give me a 48 x 60 center. With borders it will make a nice lap size quilt.

Linking up with Cynthia at Quilting is more fun than housework.


  1. Those are so scrappy and fun! They sound perfect for some star centers.

  2. Nice use of those pink scraps. I love pink too...Probably why I don't have too many scraps. They are the ones I grab first.

    Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

  3. Wow!! You made quick work of those HOT PINK 16-Patch Blocks!! Setting them into larger star blocks sounds like a great plan. Looking forward to seeing the next step!!

  4. So cute! That's a lot of very tiny piecing and a lot of seams to match. I like your idea to use them as the centers of star blocks.

  5. Wonderful hot pink blocks! (Take a look at what Wanda at Exuberant Color is doing with pink 16-patches this week.)

  6. That was some speedy stitching! I'm going to watch your stars with great interest - I like the idea of using 16-patches for star centers, and am thinking of playing with that idea, too!

  7. Those will make great star centers! That center is such a big piece that I usually piece it somehow unless I have a great print to show off.


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