If you’ve followed this blog very long you know when a scrap bin gets full I design a quilt around that bin. Well, I could barely put the lid on the gray, beige, and black bins. So I cut a bunch of those scraps into strips and made this quilt. I had intended to have the strips placed in the same place in each block. But I didn’t quite make it. I didn’t want to have to rip things out so I made it a design element. Giving it a wonky modern look.
While sorting through scraps I found a bunch of 3″ half square triangles, four patches and plain squares. I’m not sure what they were intended to become. I decided to add sashing between them to make larger blocks then add plain white squares as an alternate block. Finally I set everything on point. I have enough of the 3″ squares to make another quilt. I’ll be switching the black and white fabrics for a sister quilt.
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I love how both of these came out. How do you plan to quilt them?
When I see scraps quilts like these lovelies it makes me want to set up scrap boxes for each color. Mine all go in a single bag. When it's full I make quilts just like you. Isn't it fun to reprise the last of our fabric?
I'm not sure. That is something I struggle with when it comes to the quilting process.
You make some pretty amazing quilts! And yes so great to revisit those last bits of fabric.
You are amazing – two great scrap quilts. I'll have to go back into old posts and see how you handle the sorting of scraps.