Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Using up my scraps...

Today, I decided to work on one of my oldest UFO's,
my "Rocky Road to Kansas Quilt".
I used the paper piecing technique to make the scrappy triangles.
I have enough triangles sewn to make six more blocks.
I already had 6 blocks made.
Once I get my backing fabric, and small triangles cut, I will put them together.
That will give me twelve blocks.
I'm just going to keep sewing these blocks and using up my scraps.
I have way too many scraps.
I also made three little 3 inch house blocks.
The block on the right is done backwards.
I'm going to use that one by itself in a little project.
That one was sewn by hand.
The other two were paper pieced.
I'm following along with the quilt-along at 
The instructions are all on the blog.
I don't know if I will make all the 366 house blocks.
But I'll make some as I feel like it, then put them together.

I hope you are all well.
I have to work the next few days.



Dresden Quilter said...

I love the houses. I might need to do it.

a good yarn said...

I adore scrap quilts and your blocks are fantastic! I'm using my scraps too. Seems to be the theme for 2012. Cute little house blocks. ann :-)

The Nifty Stitcher said...

Love your scrappy blocks and those 3" house blocks are just adorable!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Everyone seems to be working with scraps recently...I can't stand my scraps...so usually give them away. They seem to sit and sit and sit. I do love your block though!

Jodi said...

been loving these mini houses - but, is it possible to use the PDF pattern even tho I can't read it? And my math is horrible...

Merilyn said...

Your teeny weeny house blocks are just gorgeous!! I've made one using the Foundation Paper Piecing method which I drew up on EQ when she first announced this project! I can see they could be addictive LOL!!

Tracee said...

Those little houses are so cute, I might have to consider doing this with my scraps.

Linda in Calif. said...

Love the UFO you are working on. Very interesting and it will be a great looking quilt. I just decided to do the scrappy little houses today so can you tell me which is easier for you, the hand piecing or the paper piecing?

Talin's Corner said...

Your Rocky Road to Kansas UFO is beautiful. I love scrappy quilts. This is going on my "To Do" list.

SewCal Gal said...

I too love scrap quilts. Of course, they did cause me to be addicted to collecting fat quarters.

Are these triangle stars difficult? I'd like to give them a try in 2012. Your stars and your houses are truly inspirational. I look forward to seeing what you create with them. I'm sure they'll be delightful.