Saturday, April 23, 2016

Got scraps? Make Orangeade!

For this week's Rainbow Scrap challenge to use orange at soscrappy  I made another big block.
It's different from the other strata block in look and construction. The recipe is:
Gather strips of any width but at least 15" long,  and arrange them in one block of dark
one of light

 I don't worry if the strips are even or perfect, I just sew them together and press well.
Using the 15" square template, I cut out a perfect square from each strata.

Place them RST, one strip set going vertically, one going horizontally.

Sew all around the outsides with a quarter inch seam.

Cut on the diagonal both ways, being careful to keep the square, square. When you open up the sections you get this





Press toward the horizontal part, CAREFULLY so as not to distort the bias edges.

Be careful in the arrangement before sewing the segments back together. You can get lines going through the block, making the whole block really dynamic, or you can mess it up here.

I like the size and impact of the different colors as the months go by.




linking to parties of others working with scraps, including  http://quiltingismorefunthanhousework.blogspot.com/










32 comments:

  1. So simple really, yet the effect is wonderful.

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  2. You described the Three Dudes method, which I used on my second Project Linus quilt. It was fast and easy and a nice surprise. Have fun with whatever you do this week.

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  3. Looks a fun way to make these blocks and wonderful oranges in there!

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  4. Such a gorgeous block, though all that bias makes me hyperventilate a bit... 8)

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  5. I'm really liking the way the various different colour-ways go together.
    Pat F in Winnipeg

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  6. Thanks for the mini-tutorial. That's a GREAT block for the RSC!!

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  7. I love orange... it's not only the new black, but the best color ever... together with purple :o)

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  8. I like this method for making a string quilt...no foundations.

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  9. You are killing me with all these projects! Love this idea and the blocks are amazing!

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  10. These blocks are so happy and packed with color. Thanks for sharing your tutorial with Oh Scrap!

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  11. I really like your RSC string blocks!

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  12. Your strata quilt is coming alive. I like the orange daffodil fabric--it sits back nicely.

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  13. All the oranges all look great together. Love the bias cut!

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  14. Really effective use of colors! I really like how different they are, but still coherent!

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  15. Haha! why do I hear George Costanza: "These blocks...are making me thirsty"... :D That looks like a very fun process!

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  16. Your blocks are beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial. I might have to gather some strips and start playing.

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  17. Fabulous way to use up scraps and you will use many many more without using a background fabric. A quilt born with all scraps!

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  18. Beautiful scrappy blocks! Are you running out of scraps yet?

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  19. Great job using light and dark!

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  20. Oh those are super nice ... I especially like the one with the blues.

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  21. What a great way to put all those yummy scraps to good use! I've had my eye on a similar block and thought it would come together quite quickly.

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  22. Love all the pretty orange fabrics and the method you are using. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I wondered how you made those! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  24. What great scrappy posts you are having of late! I just gifted my latest pile of scraps to a friend who loves making crazy quilt blocks she calls Scrap Therapy Blocks.

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  25. It must be so fun to open those sections after cutting to see what you got. A scrappy little present!

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  26. You'll use up a lot of scraps with those nice big blocks.

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  27. Perfect use of scraps to fulfill RSC! Very pretty.

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