Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Taming the scraps (part 2)

Bet you thought I gave up on taming my scraps! I surprised myself.

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January 19th...pause for tendonitis then learn to plug away sensibly a bit at a time… April 30th

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Even the strips are all trimmed to standard tidy widths.

Now the real challenge begins.  I need to actually use these scraps to make a quilt.  How will I bring myself to mix such a variety of fabrics that just don’t go together?!!!  Perhaps I’ll start by sorting them into lights and darks and go from there. I’m sure it will be an interesting experience.

First, however, I’m off to bind the last post’s sneak peak. (As usual I was overly optimistic about when I would get something done.)  After that  there are pieced borders to play with for the HST quilt, then a bit of free motion quilting on Kyoto Garden. Let’s not forget quilting Autumn Moons which did not get quilted last fall as planned.

I’ll get to the scrap quilt eventually!  In the meantime, I will make time to cut any new scraps down to size as soon as they appear.

3 comments:

  1. I've been working scrap quilts, too. I have found that 2-1/2" size seems to be the most usable. I have a lot of ideas I picked up and would be glad to share them with you.

    Liri

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  2. Taming the scraps as you go definitely has its merits. I haven't enough yet to actually make something. Be sure to pace yourself and not inflame your tendonitis.

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  3. Scrap quilts are always fun;) You get to break all the rules in them and they still come out pretty, and usable;)
    Happy Quilting!!

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