Friday, July 11, 2014

Overwhelmed by Scraps?

Are you becoming overwhelmed with the amount of fabric in your scrap bag?  Mary Ann joined the Scraps Of Life Club here at Little Quilts in January and finished this stunning king size quilt in July! 
Everything except the sashing and outer border came from her scrap bag and Mary Ann said she noticed a significant reduction in her scraps when it was finished!  The quilt will go to her sister whose entire house and everything in it was lost in a fire last year.
The quilt uses strips of fabrics and a strip set method of construction.  When you make the blocks, there are pieces of the strip sets left over.  
Not wanting to put any scraps back INTO the scrap bag, Mary Ann used all the leftovers to make this smaller lap quilt or wall hanging. 

The Scraps of Life class focuses on using even the smallest amounts of scraps in your stash.  The blocks are all simple to construct, but the projects are fun and challenging in their settings.  This summer the group is working with baby Bow Tie blocks.  A new project using Four-Patch blocks will be starting in September.  Think about joining the group to trim your scrap bag! 

1 comment:

DebrafromMD said...

Wow, I wish I live close enough to join this group. This looks like fun.