But sometimes that results in a bit of progress!
Way back in 2016, when I first joined in with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I made all kinds of scrappy double four patches in every color, but I never liked how they went together, so I abandoned the idea of using them all in one quilt. Instead they have gone into various orphan block projects - like a doll quilt, a wheel chair quilt, and these potholders made and gifted in 2018!
I've been wanting to try the double four patches again with a more controlled color scheme, and that's what I've been playing with this week.
I've been cutting some yardage of a light blue grunge into 3.5 inch squares and laying it out with the scrappy 4 patches I started making with 2 inch squares earlier in the year.
From my Thursday post - a new rotary cutter blade makes a huge difference!
Scrappy 4 patches from earlier in the year:
And here's how they look together so far -
I want the chains of colors and neutrals to be really strong
running through this design. This has been fun to play with! Each double four patch will finish at 6 inches, so lots more are needed.
Along the way, lots of blue HSTs for the zigzag quilt have also been made, and both the green and orange rows are completely sewn together.
Oops, that last one on the top left is turned wrong!
There, that's better!
What have you been up to this week? Looking forward to visiting with all the RSC quilters at SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday!
Also sharing at Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!