Monday, April 4, 2022

Scraps beget scraps


On my Wall of Shame  (the design wall with ignored & neglected projects), were several improv blocks using up the leftovers from this pair of quilts.  The quilt above was a wedding quilt for my daughter and the one below, the Groom's Quilt made to go with it. 
 I decided to attack a bucket of scraps.  
Only to discover that there were also scraps left from another pair of wedding quilts. 

Several hours of sew, press, trim and it was quickly building into a small rectangular shape. 
But the bigger it got, the wonkier it became.  All those bias edges !  Even with tucks, I couldn't make it square up.  After an hour or so, I decided to quit fighting it and just let the shape be what it wanted.  Who said quilts have to have only 4 sides anyway?

And eventually, I got to the rest of the bin of teal fabrics.  

After a couple days of sewing, I have 29 teal, 6" patchwork blocks.  My intention was to turn them into HST blocks and make something to go with the orphan blocks (shown bottom left) from the quilts at the top of the post. Turns out there were very few purple scraps, so my original plan isn't going to work.  I'm setting these aside for now

The scraps from the previous post's set of projects are now NICU quilts with flannel backing. 

And all my friends & family's doggos will be well dressed with fashionable scarves.  

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