Angela at Soscrappy has given red as the colour for this month's scraps. Time to look out red scraps.
I have a bucket under my cutting table for the bits I don't want on the table. This bucket
was full, that is piled up and overflowing, of pieces of assorted colours and sizes. I spent a couple of hours yesterday evening separating
from larger pieces
but hardly made a difference to the bucket.
Unfortunately I didn't find any red strings, just a couple of strips from which I could cut 2" squares
However, I found a few red triangles, probably the cut off corners of stitch and flip blocks, and some extremely odd shapes from which I cut the jagged edges.
Now I'm off to make crumb blocks from this treasure trove!
That was yesterday, ... and here they are!
These crumb blocks are destined to go onto a QAYG basket for red scraps, but more about that later.
My plan is to make a basket each month and put that bucket back to its original use: hand laundry!
Last week I showed my outsize Jacob's Ladder blocks and now I have made three from the "other" Jacob's Ladder pattern that I had drawn from a photo by Sharon Mck Mason at 24 Quilts and which originated in "Better Homes and Gardens" but I don't know when. Incidentally I don't think it bears much resemblance to the original Jacob's Ladder, except for the diagonal line of squares; if anyone knows this block by another name please let me know.
For size comparison here are the blocks together:
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