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Scrap Busting

By November 13, 2019May 5th, 2020Blog, Scrap Busting

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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5 Comments

  • Andrea @ Mouse in My Pocket says:

    I love how both of these came out. How do you plan to quilt them?

  • Ann says:

    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?

  • em's scrapbag says:

    I'm not sure. That is something I struggle with when it comes to the quilting process.

  • em's scrapbag says:

    You make some pretty amazing quilts! And yes so great to revisit those last bits of fabric.

  • Angie in SoCal says:

    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.

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