Saturday, July 20, 2019

Pink 4-Patch Blocks

Part of my sewing activities this week was to clean up my desk after being done with the pinks for the month.  (I'm done cutting... I still have some owls to sew.)  I made a bunch of 4-patches.  I use 4-patch blocks as leader/enders often.  I love Bonnie Hunter designs.  They often take 4-patches.  Although I don't know where things will end up, I usually have a supply of 200-300 4-patches at any given time in a box.

I made these on Monday


Tuesday was busy.  I had time to make these and clean up a couple of other colors that were just sitting there in the bin.


Oh, before I forget to tell you.  I found a ton of cool FREE patterns here.  It's time to start thinking of my 2020 RSC projects!

Then I sewed more things with pink scraps this month and threw the left overs on a pile.  Finally I put in a good dvd (Night School with Kevin Hart was really funny).  Hunter Killer was good...  and made more four pink four patches...

On Wednesday I decided to mix it up a bit and finish Clue #1 of Kevin the Quilter's SSSSQ but with 1.5" squares.  Yes, I already completed Clue #2 with the 2.5" squares.  I'm an over achiever every once in a while.  This is SSSSQ quilt #2 in a different size.



MORE 4-patches on Thursday


And then there was a time for a little sewing on Friday!



The funny thing about working with scraps of a specific color is that when I'm done making my block(s) for the RSC19 is that there are MORE scraps left over.  While making something I throw my scraps on my computer desk (which is located directly behind my sewing machine.)  I like to cut them into usable pieces while watching a good movie.

I usually keep my scraps as such:
Big pieces (over 5" square) and yardage in totes by color
2.5" strips in art bins (all colors/prints in one; all neutrals in another)
1.5" strips in art bins (all colors/prints in one; all neutrals in another)
strings (in totes by color)
2.5" squares (in one stack-able crate--all colors/prints in one; all neutrals in another)
1.5" squares (in one stack-able crate--all colors/prints in one; all neutrals in another)


I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the RSC19.  Check out all of the creative links today at RSC19.
SoScrappy


7 comments:

  1. you've made amazing progress with these pink scraps Kathy. They will make a really pretty quilt one day.

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  2. Thanks for the link to all those free quilts, lots of possibilities for next year RSC blocks

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  3. Thank for the pattern link and for sharing your PINK progress for the RSC!!

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  4. Love your pink 4 patch blocks. Good idea to have lots of those made ahead. So many things one can do with them. Like you, I cut my scraps into useable strips and squares. Saves time, controls my scraps, and I'm ready to make blocks.

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  5. You have such a pretty assortment of pinks. And had such a productive week. Thanks for sharing the free pattern link. Amazing designs there.

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  6. That's a load of 4-patches! Thanks for sharing how you store your scraps and the link for free patterns. You're right -- not too early to start thinking about RSC2020!

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  7. What a lot of four patches. Good think they are so versatile.

    I like to do the same thing with scraps left over from scraps...cut them into sizes I save. Then when a bin gets full I decide on a project and very little cutting is required so I can sew like the wind.

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