Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Playing with Scraps

Hi Folks!

Our summer is over.  It is still very warm, but school has started and our mini quilt group is back to meeting once a week.  We met this morning and it feels like we have been doing this forever.  Where did the summer go?

I am still playing with scraps.  I have several Oak Park bags at various stages of completion.  And I also have been making these cute little square within a square blocks.  They measure 6 inches before being sewn together.  The blue and red ones were started about a year ago.  I just keep making them whenever I have some blue scraps.  No two are alike.  I have no idea how big this will become.  So far I have not had any desire to sew them together.  I have about 75 of them so far.


And here are some more square in square blocks.  They are also 6 inches X 6 inches.  I am using up lots of scraps.  As long as a piece of fabric measures 2 inches wide by at least 14 inches long I treasure them and turn them into these blocks.  The narrower scraps are being made into scrap fabric.  It's the mindless sewing I need sometimes.  As you can imagine, my sewing room is a huge mess!  Sorry, my camera refused to take a picture of it.

10 comments:

Rinie said...

ALL THAT SCRAPPY STUFF LOOKS PRETTY GOOD AFTER YOU HAVE TOUCHED IT AND USED YOUR CREATIVE TALENTS ON IT.
AND WHAT DO THE KUTTENS SAY. THEY MUST LOVE IT.
OH, BUT YOUR CAMERA REFUSES TO DO ITS JOB.
MAKKE

Rinie said...

of course i mean the kittens, not kuttens

Barb said...

Your scraps look awesome..so is your scrap pile going down? Just don't shut the door and turn out the lights tonight.

wackywoman said...

That will turn out to be a pretty nice quilt once you get it together. Maybe thow and applique border or applique over some of the blocks. I know what you mean about those darn cameras. Mine acts the same way some days.

nicolette said...

Lots of scrappy goodness!!

We have had rain and storms thanks to a hurricane called Katje that blew over the Atlantic Ocean. Maybe there will be a little sunshine today. Summer 2011 was not one to remember.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a great way to use your scraps!!!
And, I love your scrapbag in the previous post. I think you should keep it hanging in the garden. Looks beautiful there with the flowers (o:

the dutch purple rabbit said...

the blue one looks so nice.
some white and you have a "dutch"quilt.
hihii

Vicki said...

Nice way to use up the scraps, I really like the blue one and those red centres just make the blocks pop. Also I love checking out your scrap quilts to see if I can spot any of the fabrics that I have given you, sort of an I Spy with fabric scraps.

em's scrapbag said...

Loving all your crappy projects!

Oiyi said...

I really like how the the top quilt has the red squares in the middle. It really ties the whole thing together.