"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ideas anyone?

This is a pile of scraps (2 1/4" strips) from a quilt class that I'm taking. I also have a smaller pile of 1 3/4" strips. I didn't realize how quickly the scraps would accumulate. I've only completed 2 quilts so far, have about 7 others in progress, and already have enough scraps to make more quilts. This is a beautiful thing! I'd love to hear your ideas on how to use these strips. The original is a quilt called It's a Bling Thing, using the strips in diagonal diamond shapes. You might notice that this is the fabric from the fat bundle in my header picture. Now that I belong to Charming Girls and Guys, I have to finish some of these projects, but I'm more than willing to start planning a few others.

Why did this post make my buttons go tothe bottom of the page instead of the side? Hmmm...


  1. I am looking forward to a postage stamp quilt along that is starting at the end of the month (you can find the button for it on my blog). It is using 1 1/2" strips so it should be a great way to use up scraps.

  2. So nice to meet you!

    How about a scrappy 9 patch quilt?

    I can't wait to see what you make!

  3. Gorgeous fabrics! There are always strip and string quilts too. Have you checked out Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville? She loves using up scraps!


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