My Hot Cross Bun blocks have got me feeling scrappy happy at the moment! I have made 54 so far...
I love planning the combinations of colours which I have been doing on old pizza bases and stacking them in a pile 20 high! Then when I have had a bit of time I have been chain piecing them together.
My initial plan was to make a quilt 60" square from these 5" finished blocks which would mean making 144 of them! This is a small sample of what I thought it might look like....
But then after a bit of play I thought I might make a large cross with the blocks and fill in with solids....
More play and I thought this might be another great layout - courthouse steps
And then this one
And because I am hopeless at choosing I am now thinking of making all three for the Siblings Together Charity! Solids are already on order.
And I can keep making blocks right? I will need 45+49+45 = 139! I'm feel like I'm winning as that is less than I had originally planned and I get three quilts instead of one!
Now I'm sure Leanne has been up to something scrappy too - I'm loving her courthouse steps blocks which I might just have to make a normal sized scrappy version of!
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Really love the cross inside the cross! JxoReplyDelete
Brilliant designs! Love the giant log cabin!ReplyDelete
I saw your how-to on previous post. Thanks... I may have to make some now that I'm finished making 5 inch Little Monkeys from scraps. I like little blocks with lots of pieces. Nice layouts too. Nice use of scraps. Nice cause.ReplyDelete
What a great plan with all your little blocks! What great layouts!ReplyDelete
I just love those layouts, each is an oversized single quilt block made out of all the small blocks, what a wonderful idea.ReplyDelete
Wonderful layouts no matter what you choose. I love the scrappiness of these blocks.ReplyDelete
I like the last layout best of all!ReplyDelete
The cross choice is amazing!ReplyDelete
You are making great progress on the hot cross buns! Each layout is more interesting than the previous.:)ReplyDelete
I love all these possibilities. What fun!ReplyDelete
That courthouse steps layout looks fantastic !ReplyDelete
Cool blocks! I love the cross with the red background. But all layouts are great. Can I ask what software you are using to design these layouts? I look forward to see the finished quilts!ReplyDelete
I especially like your plus blocks because they have the "extra" squares in the corners. And then all the different layouts! Such fun.ReplyDelete
They're going to be stunning!ReplyDelete
I am brand new to Scraptastic Tuesday, and happened upon it just last night...so I made it in just under the wire...and so glad because I have had a really Scraptastic week!! I will enjoy looking at some of the other scrap happiness, too, now that I have caught my breath!!! :) Thank you!!!ReplyDelete