Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Scrap Bag Quilt
Have you ever felt as though your scraps are multiplying and you have no control?? That's how I felt every time I looked at my scrap bag. It just seems to be getting bigger. I save all my scraps from the quilts I've made over the years. Some of the fabrics are old, but I still like them! I feel it would be a shame to leave these fabrics in a bag with no way to use it.
I've been looking at scrap projects on websites, book and magazines. Nothing interested me very much. I've always loved the log cabin block but didn't feel like cutting a ton of strips.
I've seen different versions of the block I ended up choosing. I'm using a 2 1/2 inch square to start each block. I add a 2 1/2 square to 2 opposing sides of that square. I add a 2 1/2 inch X 6 1/2 inch strip to the top and bottom. I end up with a 6 1/2 inch square. I add a 2 1/2 inch X 6 1/2 inch strip to opposite sides of that square. All that's left is to sew a 2 1/2 inch by 10 1/2 inch strip to the top and bottom and I'm done!! So easy.
I decided to alternate light strips and dark strips around that middle square. I think it will be a nice contrast when the quilt is sewn together.
I plan on making these squares as I work on other quilts. I feel I can use up my stash and work on a new project at the same time. (Less guilt!)
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