One of the side effects of quilting is the accumulation of scraps. Lots and lots of scraps. (Thought I’d share that tidbit of info just in case you didn’t know..) Although I don’t have as many as some other quilters, I do have way more than I want. My issue is figuring out what to do with them.
I love seeing all the wonderful projects in blogland that are made with scraps. But when I look at my fabric bits, I just become paralyzed with indecision. How do I put all those different fabrics together so they look cohesive and not just a hodge podge? It hurts my head to think about it!
I have made a couple of baby quilts from the scrap bins, but dang, they didn’t even make a dent. Over the weekend I was doing some sketching and drew up a block that I think is perfect for scraps. I decided to concentrate on my orange/yellow bin and started cutting.
These are the fabrics I’m working with:
And here are the start of the blocks:
So far, I am loving how these look and I am seriously crushing on the way these fabrics are playing together! As Tim Gunn says, “I’m having a very positive response to this.” Ha!
It takes four of these sections to make one large block. The picture of the bin above is what it looks like after I made 32 small blocks. Right now I have enough blocks to make a baby quilt, but I really would like to make it bigger. So I’m going to dig in and see if I still have enough variety in that bin to make more blocks. I hope to make progress on it this week but time in the sewing room will be iffy – we’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this week for all the family.
I plan to do a tutorial so you can make your own scrap busting quilt if you want. It may be next week before I get it posted.
So these scrappy blocks are what I’m playing with and crushing on this week and I’m linking up with Oh, Scrap! How about you? I would love to see what has you excited to be in your sewing space. You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic below – here’s how: