Saturday, January 26, 2013

Rainbow Scrap Saturday, DP4's and DP9's

Today is Rainbow Scrap Saturday and I've been up early working on some pink blocks!  I saw one like this over at Elle's blog and loved it. I've decided to make one like this every month this year with whatever colors Angela picks.  It is a fun and easy block to do and will be a cute little quilt.

 
I also made some more pink blocks for my DP4 patch quilt.....


I was able to do more blocks this week for this quilt too. I've almost got enough for the first quilt...
All the blocks are different so it will be a charm quilt.   It is 6 X 8 now.  These are 8 inch finished blocks.  This makes it 48 X 64 without borders.  This will be for a twin size quilt and I looked and the twin size quilts should be about 68 X 88...My borders will be 6" wide and I think I'll put a white strip all around it first before the outer border and it will be 2 inches.  If I didn't do anymore blocks, that would make it 64 X 80.  Hmm, I guess I better do more blocks.  I want it to hang off the sides a little but not be too big. This is for a 9 year old.  One more row for the sides are bottom?  What do you think?

Earlier in the week I worked on making big 9 patches too for the disappearing 9 patch QAL over at Freda's blog.  These are made with 5" squares I cut out from my Accuquilt Go. I have alot of 5" squares already cut out and I'm going to make several community service quilts out of them. I love the DP9 and thought I'd try it out.  I'm using red fabrics in the centers and anything else in the other squares.  I haven't cut any yet to see if I like them.  Come back later and we'll play!

 
Ok, gotta go for now.  I want to try to sew a little more today so have a fun and productive day!
til next time, happy quilting!

 
 

14 comments:

Sheila said...

Beautiful blocks! All of them! Love the fabrics you chose for your DP9 patch quilt. I can see it's going to be a fun quilt!
I'm glad Freda is doing a DP9 patch sew along! I've been wanting to start a quilt using some Terrain fabric I've had for a year. Hope to start piecing some 9 patch blocks today that I can post tomorrow.

Kate said...

Love the DP4 blocks. It's going to be a beautiful quilt.

Pattilou said...

Some fun stuff going on at your sewing center! DP4 blocks look so great in a quilt.

Deborah Hamilton said...

Those are very pretty blocks, especially the pink ones. I like the disappearing 9 patches. You really have done a lot!

LuAnn said...

Beautiful projects. I love that first block, too. I like the idea of doing one block a month like that one and you'll have a quilt by the end of the year.

scraphappy said...

Your D4P is coming along nicely, I think another row along each side sounds just right. It is nice to have a bit hanging over the edges. I never mind mine a bit shorter, though I am not a pillow tucker Have fun with the D9P, I like the idea of red in the center. Without a common theme they can get a bit chaotic.

Edith said...

Linda, all your pink projects are looking great, I'd add another row to the bottom of D4P as it seems by your calculations that you need a bit more length.

Jane Galley said...

You've had a good day, looks like you might have a couple of lovely quilts ready to make up at the end of the year.

Elly D said...

Ooooh! Love your Boxed In block! So happy to have company working on these blocks this year :) Your D4Ps are lovely. I'm needing to make more to add to the ones I made last year. I was thinking of making them 7 x 7 for a square quilt but now I'm wondering should I make it larger. LOL... Will have to make more blocks to get to 7x7 first and see. Look forward to seeing what you do with the D9Ps! Ellyx

Deb said...

Beautiful blocks. I just found a little stack of 5 inch blocks - maybe I'll make a d9p quilt with them. Thanks for the idea!

lillianscupboard said...

I'm also doing Freda's QAL and it's my first time to try the D9P block.
Lillian
lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

Teresa in Music City said...

I'm loving all your little disappearing patch blocks! And your first block is really cute, love the design :*)

desertskyquilts said...

The D4P is looking great. I really like the idea of that first block you showed, too.

Cathy Tomm said...

Your quilt is looking good. So much fun to see it close to being done.

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