Saturday, January 11, 2014

ScrapHappy Saturday

I have made some of the blocks that Angela of soscrappy has posted for the Rainbow Sampler. As you can see from my blocks, I am having a bit of trouble with contrast within my fabrics. I have been using fabrics exclusively from my strip bins and I think I need to dig a bit deeper into the bins to find some lighter blues!

Pop on over to soscrappy's and check out the links from other participants in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. You just might be inspired to use up some of those pesky scraps!

19 comments:

scraphappy said...

Contrast can be difficult when using scraps. I had to dig pretty deep to find some lighter blues. In the finished quilt though, it is nice to have low contrast blocks along with the high contrast. Best of all -- look at the scraps you have put to good use.

Karen said...

I know what you mean about finding contrast in colors. I also have trouble finding bright colors in my stash. Your blocks are pretty. The most important thing is you are using your stash.

blauraute said...

Hi Ellen,
I think it doesn't matter if there are some dark blue blocks. They'll look great with other blue blocks.
Have a nice weekend and take care
Roswitha

make.share.give said...

I think they look really nice. I'd love to see a whole quilt made from the middle block in all different colors.

Kate said...

Pretty blocks. I think Angela is right, some lower contrast blocks will look fine mixed in with all other higher contrast ones. My first attempt didn't have a lot of contrast either.

newsurfiegirl said...

I love your blocks and I think they will look wonderful in your quilt.

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Sheila said...

I know what you mean. Lucky me. I found some a scrap of white with blue flowers to use. Had that piece of fabric for years.

Alycia said...

I think they look great - maybe when you set them together you can add some contrast.

canuckquilter said...

Scraps are challenging that way but that's part of what makes scrap quilt so interesting to look at.

Elly D said...

I think your scrappy blocks look great! Some very nice dark blues in them.

Nell's Quilts said...

I quite like the sharp contrast in your colour choices. This could make for a very dramatic statement.

Cheryl said...

Hi Ellen

I think your blocks look wonderful. Love the blues in them. I agree it is always nice to have some darker blocks too. Love sis

Deb A said...

Just think how meat they will look next to a yellow or orange block! The look great Ellen.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

They look nice! Since I've always been a cut my scraps up person I've pulled a few from my bins. Some months I might have to cut a chunk from stash to get by (don't tell!!).

Valerie Reynolds said...

I too pulled my background fabric from my stash....teehee...but am loving digging through my big scrap box every week!!!

madebymyself said...

You sew some nice blue blocks. Well done.

Cathy said...

I think your blocks look great. I don't think they all need a lot of contrast depending on final size of the quilt. I've seen some quilts with very little contrast that I just fell in love with.