Sunday, February 21, 2021

Scraps are simply the best!

Good morning!!!  The birds are singing, here, and I am playing with scraps.  These are made from 1 1/2 inch wide strips.  So the finished block is two inches.  Pretty tiny, and pretty fun to make!  Five seams make the block.  The little connector pieces of the block are 1 inch to start.  So if you have a 6 inch strip by 1 1/2 inches...you have cut the colored pieces out with an inch to spare.  
I pull this bin out and make some occasionally.  There are a LOT in there!  Someday, I will have enough to make a quilt.  

 I am working on my plaid string quilt, too.  I make a strata, like this, and then sub-cut and trim to make my blocks. I am going scrappy and using up every single string, wide or narrow, so anything goes!




Hope you are having a really good day today!



Julie

17 comments:

AnnieO said...

Scrappy sewing is always fun. I’m going to make a bookshelf quilt for my niece with my larger scraps.

---"Love" said...

I'm so glad you are having a happy day, doing what you want to do. Your little bow ties are precious. ---"Love"

Julierose said...

Loving the plaid string piece--will you make a coin quilt with them?
Little baby bow ties--how adorable...nice projects hugs, Julierose

Ivani said...

Love those tiny bow ties, so cute.
Have a happy and safe week.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Not sure you'll live long enough to make a large quilt with those bow ties. Cute.

Sherrill said...

I think you are coo coo (for coco puffs, not sure if you remember that..HA). I think I will probably be dead and gone long before I get around to working with the tiny stuff. I'm going to have enough trouble destashing the stash. I'm looking for large blocks to use up lots of fabric and yet it doesn't seem to have made a dent. You amaze me at what you are able to accomplish while still working--keep it up, Julie!

Susan said...

Two inches is beyond my mind to handle. LOL I thought my six inch ones for my husband's quilt were too small. It's going to be adorable, though, and you have a lot of them made already.

Kyle said...

It's always fun to see how many scraps you can use in a project. You an expert.

ButterZ said...

Great work on your bow ties. I have made this quilt doing different size bow ties...
https://jobutterfield.blogspot.com/2018/06/lake-cullulleraine-quilting-retreat.html

Sandy said...

Those scrappy bow ties are darling. Can’t wait to see the finished tiny little quilt!

Tired Teacher 2 said...

Look at all those adorable, tiny bow tie blocks! They are adorable. I love working with scraps, but tiny scraps - not so much.

Janet O. said...

Love those tiny bowties!!
Look forward to seeing what you do with your plaid string units. I wish I could be as productive as you are, but the thought makes me tired. ;)

Lori said...

I've done bowties and homespuns! I know I'll enjoy seeing your progress!

Flickenstichlerin said...

Scraps are the best

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Your little bow ties are like pieces of candy!

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