Coming up with a plan for scrap fabric isn’t the easiest. If you sew a lot you probably have a lot of scraps… unless you are a rebel and toss it all! But, that’s not me, I always feel like I will use it… at some point! And I have a lot of it. It can feel pretty daunting to think about pulling it all out and making a plan for it. So… I decided to not really make a plan! I decided to just make tiny four square blocks and solid blocks the same size as the tiny four square blocks to break up the pattern. Not having a real plan felt a lot more free! And, it should hopefully stick to my scrappy plan!
So, with my no plan set. I got started and continue to make progress!
In a previous post I showed that I chain pieced a bunch of my 2″ squares together. I pressed those and chained the corresponding matching pieces together.
Well check it out! I got a ton of my little four square blocks completed for my scrappy quilt! I didn’t actually count how many I completed, but I have a nice stack of them.
Here are the chained pieces!
I pressed my blocks and just laid a bunch of them out to see how it might look!
For now I am going to set this aside until I gather and cut some more fabric scraps. I want to make sure I can mix a lot of “old” and “new” scraps together to ensure it all comes together nicely.
I also really want to get a design wall made. I think this scrappy quilt will really need to get laid out and planned to make sure I get a nice balance!
So tell me, what do you do with your fabric scraps?
Bye for now.
4 responses to “Scrappy Quilt Update”
When I can I make pillows, fabric baskets, zipper pouches and pot holders with my scraps. Now that we’ve downsized I don’t have a great place to store scraps. Mostly I mail them back to a nursing home where my friend works…the ladies there love to hand piece and quilt.
I really love that you mail fabric to a nursing home! What a beautifully thoughtful gift! I love it!
This is cool! Can’t wait to see finished!
Thanks! I am excited about it!