Friday, July 17, 2015

Stash & Scraps

The end of a quilt always has some left overs to tidy up. Kind of like the refrigerator

leftovers that make great meals.

Scraps make great quilts.

I started making 4 patch blocks from the undersized swapped blocks.  I searched for the Addicted to Scraps column in Quiltmaker which I purchased during the visit with family in April.

Wow that was a long time ago.

Thought I'd try a couple Idaho Square Dance  blocks featured in Bonnie's  column. There are 28  1 1/2" squares in the finished 7" block. 32 pieces in total.

Yikes *!*!    Oh well I guess just a couple .     So cutting commenced ......

I remembered all the leftover  delicacies from Archer's Quilt.

and ..... continued  cutting 1 1/2" squares  and 2" squares and 2 1/2" tumblers.

The cutting was over a couple of days as you can see from the change in the tiny tiny off cut pile.

Don't ever think husband's don't know what we're up too. Mine walked by almost at the end of this cutting session and asked "What are you up to? All so small must be Doll Quilts. "

I never cut pieces this small and he knows it. All I can say in my defense
is " Bonnie made me do it"

If your a scrap saver wishing to reduce the size of your stash check out her blog ( see link above).

So much eye candy.

Enjoy Terry


Rachaeldaisy said...

What a great post!! I love your analogy of scraps being like cleaning the refrigerater, and that you're using little scraps for a new quilt, and that your husband knows what you're up too. Yay for Bonnie making you do it.

Nat Palaskas said...

Have fun with the scraps. I'm so so jealous and want to join you! Hugs Nat

Vireya said...

I love Bonnie's scrap quilts. Happy sewing!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lovin how you cut up your scraps Terry...I think I will have to do that one day!

Ulla said...

I have been cutting my leftover scraps to 2", 2 1/2", 3" and 3 1/2" squares for a long time. Sometimes I just use some of them for a quilt using the same fabric, but mainly they are justthere waiting for inspiration like this one.