A good friend of mine recently asked me if I would like some of her bags of scraps. While she is wanting to use her scraps, she was feeling a bit overwhelmed with her current scrap situation. Over the years, she has saved all of her scraps but simply tossed every thing into bags. So now she has MANY bags. Many, many bags of scrappy goodness.
She recently dropped off one of those bags on her way to the gym. I immediately started sorting them for storage in my scrap system and I noticed there were an awful lot of turquoise and gray strings.
Before she got home from the gym, I sent her a picture of my design wall with about 15 blocks finished. By the end of the day, here is what my design wall looked like.
In that bag of scraps was also those fun orphan blocks (Oh my goodness!)
I have a plan for those too!
Well, now this little quilt is all quilted and the last of the binding is hand sewn on. I think scrappy string quilts are some of the best!
I sewed up 10" blocks so the quilt finished out at 50" x 60".
I simply quilted it with some easy swirls. It was fun to see these fabric scraps and remember the many quilts my friend made with them.
I even had the perfect piece for the backing in my stash. I had picked up this gray and turquoise hexagon fabric from a sale section when I was rounding out an order a few months back.
After I had sorted all the scraps, I realized some of you may be in the same boat and are not sure how to approach those bags of scraps in your sewing room. If any of you are interested, I hope to get another bag someday and I can write about the process if some of you are interested.
Just let me know in the comments.
Have a great weekend!
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