Saturday, September 8, 2018

September sings the blues

Well, I revved up my blues this week for the RSC, starting with a Jacks block


and continuing with a Buckeye.  Since the Jacks block needs six HSTs and the Buckeye needs two, I cut them all at the same time with my Easy Angle ruler.  It's just as easy to cut eight sets as six (even easier if you stack double deep like I do - six doesn't come out even, but eight does...), so every little bit of efficiency helps.


That's the same polka dot print in both those blocks, but the color is more accurate in the Buckeye, for reasons unknown.

It's a small start to the month, but I've got my blues bin at the ready, so hopefully more progress will follow!


In the meantime, I also pieced another sunflower block, shown here sitting on top of the fabric for the center.  This is the first of these blocks where I decided on a fabric for the center right at the start and then built out from there.


I kind of miss the dither, though.

I've cut bits for the next sunflower, too.


And look - there's even some blue!

Linking with SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday and with Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!  Come join all the fun!



15 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Love that sunflower block!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I really love your Jacks block! I think I recognize those dots!

Chantal said...

You are so efficient. You should start giving classes; I would sign up. I never think ahead like that. Love your sunflower block; it is just gorgeous. You are a master at Y seams sewing. Enjoy the blues. ;^)

Quilting Babcia said...

I'm loving those sunflower blocks!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Your 'sunflower'blocks are looking lovely!

Jo said...

Good work with the sunflower blocks and your blues. Love all the log cabins too.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love that blue polka dot fabric!

Cathy said...

Oh those Sunflowers!! A whole garden of them will be so fine!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your scrap bins look so nice. Mine are a twisted mess!

I agree, the sunflower block is lovely. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Way to USE some dark BLUE scraps!!!

Sally Trude said...

Stop showing the sunflowers! My immune system is too weak and that particular disease would do me in for sure.

Angie said...

Love the blue dot fabric, whichever representation is truer.
Great sunflower! I think about this pattern as I fall asleep at night; eventually I'll start making them, I guess!

Ann said...

Your beautiful sunflower reminds me I have a circular block to finish, too. Yours are always so wonderfully complex.

QuiltGranma said...

I love the buckeye block, will have to make some of those!

Kate said...

You got a great start on your blues. Both RSC blocks turned out beautifully! Love your sunflower blocks, those are just so fun.