I finished out dark blue month by sewing up this little quilt top which includes some dark blue blocks.
Right now it measures 48.5 inches square. I think it needs a border to bring it up to 60 inches square, or maybe something like 54 x 60, so this will be put on hold until I find the perfect border fabric!
I started making these blocks sometime in 2019, after seeing them on someone else's blog. They're from the book Nickel Quilts by Pat Speth.
She calls this design Northern Lights.
After getting that little quilt top together, I decided it was time to play. Back in May, during the Cool to be Square blog hop, I saw a free pattern for a tablerunner on Kathleen McMusing's blog that I've been wanting to try. She calls it the MiniCharm Tablerunner and you can find it at THIS post.
It starts with a mini charm pack (plus two more 2.5 inch squares) which you sew into 4 patches. I had a mini charm pack of Coco by Chez Moi for Moda that I decided to use.
Happy yellows, greens, pinks, light blues!
Then the fun part - hunting through the stash for just the right bits and pieces to make sashing and cornerstones.
How about some light blue and a darker yellow with tiny flowers?
This design also needs setting triangles, so I thought this might work.
The dark blue with dots is an Art Gallery fabric I just love called Floralish
that I used for the binding on Scrappy Sprouts.
By the time I stopped working on this Friday afternoon, I had it this far.
It also needs a border which I hope I can piece out of what is left of the Floralish.
Playing with Kathleen's design and my own fabric choices was so much fun - one of my favorite things to do!
Leaders and enders this week were 4 patches cut from scraps on my cutting table. I figured if I made purple, yellow, and red ones I'd have a good chance that one of them would be August's color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!
Hope you had a chance to play with some scraps this week! Sharing at SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday and at Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!