Last month I joined Kate and Gun’s Scraphappy group. Around the middle of each month we share something made from scraps. Today I worked on some scrappy blocks.
I have been making these for quite some time, but I have a lot of scraps left. I am only using the left overs from my scraps when I cut most of them into 2,5″ squares a while back.
All of the remaining bits, I will eventually sew up into colorful blocks. I have been contemplating what to do with them and I found two interesting options.
Option 1. A large version of Granny Square Quilt by Alison Gamm . I would need groups of 8 and 4 of a certain color to make that work.
Option 2. A Plus quilt of some kind. Maybe a solid background like these from Kelly Young’s book Scrappy Improv Quilting. I would need 5 matching squares of each color for that idea.
Until I make up my mind, I will keep sewing up the scraps and the 2,5″ squares. This dark teal collection will eventually be a new pencil case/zipper pouch for me.
I wish you a happy scrappy day!
p.s. Linking up with Scrap Happy on Kate’s blog. You may want to check the other participants’ scrappy ideas out:
Kate, Gun, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill,
Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Kerry, Claire, Jean, Jon, Dawn, Jule,
Gwen, Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue L,
Vera, Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear,
Carol, Preeti, Edith, Debbierose
I love your improv blocks made with the smaller pieces. My kind of fun, mindless sewing.
I really enjoyed it too. I really should do this more often.
Love the teal combination miniature quilt (potloden etui?).
Yes the teal one will be for pens and such. It will have to wait a bit until I have finished other projects…. One day 🤪
Dear Esther, it is always fun to see your new projects. Laura in Utah, USA.
Thank you very much Laura!!! It is fun to work with these fabric scraps and not have a specific plan.
Off to a good start!
I love the green ones, they’re so spontaneous. I’ll look forward to seeing what you decide to go with in the end!
Hello and welcome to the group. I shall enjoy watching your scrappy project.
I love those green ones with all the variable angles. Carefully controlled chaos.
Considering what a yard of fabric costs anywhere in the world today, every scrappy idea is a win! Love the teal plans and can’t wait to see what you do with the other scraps.
Great blocks, both the green and the blue ones!
love all those greens ^^
Hooray for finding uses for smaller and smaller scraps! I think that making the blocks first and figuring out what to do with them after is a fine way to go.