Monday, June 02, 2014

scrap bustin'

Now that I think of it, I can only think of one quilt I've made using only scraps (+ white background), this Baby Butterflies quilt. Sad isn't it? I guess I did use a lot of scraps in my Native Quilt too. Well, I really do love scrappy quilts and I've noticed a lot of quilts that I bookmark or favorite are scrappy. But I have to admit the reason I don't make them very often is I feel they take a lot of time.

My scrap bins are totally full though! so much so that I've started using a cardboard box to throw scraps in under my sewing table. My scraps are fairly small, anything that is remotely foldable I keep on my fabric shelf. I have these 4 Ikea bins that hold all my scraps in the closet. From top to bottom I organize by color: neutrals/low volume, blues/purples, reds/oranges and greens/yellows.
my scrap bins
So along the same lines as my Baby Butterflies quilt I've started a quilt to hopefully use some of those scraps up. I think I'm going to go with a layout inspired by this one.
scrappy quilt
I'm using 7" squares and just randomly piecing scraps to two opposite corners.
I hope it uses up a lot of scraps!


Franziska said...

That are a lot of scraps. I'd be happy if I had so many scraps. Not that I use them a lot but I'd love the variety. Recently I pulled my scrap bags to search for scraps I could use for a hexagon project. It was fun.

knottygnome said...

i have so many scrap projects going but i never seem to use them up. i swear they multiply while i'm sleeping.

Carla said...

Cute cute. I'm thinking you may have to go king size to make much if a dent. no pressure......

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

It'll be great!