Saturday, December 21, 2019

red sand castles

I like to make at least one sand castle block each morning before I decide what else needs my attention. They are built a little differently and I like it being different. When I cut my strips into sets of squares and hsts, I figured I would need 64 and I have basically 7 colors so I would need about 9 strips of each color. I have 2 1/2 inch strips sorted by color, so finding them was easy. I find that since I cut them that way, I make them in a color grouping. Here are 4 new red ones.


I am trying to make sense of the scraps again. I found this bag that doesn't look familiar. It must have been given to me at some point. The bag is the regular grocery bag size and it is about 2/3 full. The plan was to work through it one piece at a time until I have it emptied.


Boy, was I surprised when I started pulling out clumps of squares. They filled a shoe box plastic box. I had found another scrap bag of squares earlier- here- and had decided what I was going to do with them. I need to do that again. They are not all the same size and will need trimming. The squares are about 3 inches. Any ideas?


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12 comments:

  1. it is amazing at times how much fabric can be stuffed in those plastic bags!

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  2. Your sandcastle blocks are always so fun to look at! They look so great for using up small scraps.

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  3. You've got another nice batch of Sand Castle blocks there! As for that scrap bag, you are much more diligent about working through them than I am. I process a bag of scraps by sorting into my various color containers. End of story! The "what shall I do with these" comes at a later date.

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  4. Love your use of neutrals, pretty blocks!

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  5. maybe a disappearing 9-patch for those squares. Love your sand castles.

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  6. Sandcastles are looking great. Yes, fabric can be squashed down pretty well. Have fun playing with them.

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  7. Very vivid Sand Castle blocks. I need to go through scraps and such. With those 3" squares you could go for scrappy 9 patches and then put those in a quilt either with or without sashing.

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  8. I love your Sand Castles and it's inspired me to do a "Bonnie" pattern for the RSC next year. Your squares could make a nice Irish Chain quilt pretty quickly. Just one idea!

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  9. Looking through Bonnie Hunter's Free Patterns tab could get you an idea. Dancing 9-Patch, 4-Patch & Furrows, or maybe a variation of Bricks & Furrows? Your Sand Castles look great! I plan on making rainbow blocks using a pattern from Oh Scrap! next year.

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  10. Love your Sandcastles blocks! I think I would trim those squares down with the 2.5" square die and use them for another one of Bonnie's fabulous scrap quilts.

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  11. Your sand castle blocks are amazing. I am sure you will find the perfect pattern for those scraps. There are so many possibilities!

    Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

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