Friday, March 24, 2017

Baby steps with baby tumbling blocks

I'm always up for a scrap project. Use those little treasures! When I wanted a little carry along project recently, I went to my paper pieces for diamonds to make some little tumbling blocks.
You need light/medium/dark shades so that required some looking through my treasure trove of scraps.

These were the choices for three blocks
Here is another.

I haven't made the blocks yet, and I chose three tones of many colors as this will be a scrap quilt project.

Just because the color of the month is red at
RSC, I am showcasing the red here.





I have about 15 stacks of threes waiting for basting and hand sewing.
The thing I learned making small scrap pieces is to consider scale. This is not a favorite scrap. I would not use it in a quilt but someone gave it to me and I saw the value in it for lots of circumstances. A dish? A belt on a dress? or a little lightest diamond in a baby block...
 If you want the most impact, consider how small these diamonds are and choose a higher contrast in shades, matching tone and pattern somewhat.
Just one more... a pink set. You can see the larger fabric scraps I chose from, and the cut pieces ready to baste...



16 comments:

  1. I can picture a whole rainbow of these little blocks. I've done one little project with this shape and it's a Moravian Star. 3D and done by leaving in the cardboard shapes when putting them all together.

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  2. ooooo that sounds beautiful Sara

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  3. Lokks like a super use it project!
    Great idea!

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  4. Are these all done by hand? The sewing too, like hexies ? Wow! You have more patience than me my friend.

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  5. Reds are so joyous. I love diamond shapes and I'm sure you will make something wonderful with them. Are you using paper, freezer paper, cardboard. I also love when you show your process. I am learning so much about choosing colours and prints from you!

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  6. Can't wait to see the finished project!

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  7. I will watch for progress....those pieces look so little!

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  8. You really seem to give these little ones a lot of thought, quality versus quantity. I saw my first flowers today, white crocuses and a purple one just popping out. Hooray for spring!

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  9. Are you making them as traditional English Paper Piecing? It is great projeject to use all those smaller scraps. Have fun!

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  10. Looks like you've got a good start on your new scrappy project. Looking forward to seeing how the finished blocks.

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  11. This looks like a happy project.Enjoy the process.

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  12. So teeny! I love your scrappy projects and this seems like a great start.

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  13. I love when you start a new project! Especially when it's scrappy!

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  14. These little diamonds are going to be cute when you get them sewn together. I have really come to appreciate red this month. (Although I was feeling it was my nemesis in my projects, I have never done so much ripping of seams!)
    You have some patience, I tell ya!

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