Friday, June 18, 2021

Playing with Scraps First

 Earlier this month I posted that I was working on a quilt using some precuts for the Fat Quarter Shop.

Once I finished up the cutting and pieced the top together for the shortcut pattern, I immediately had to play with the scraps!  Of course I did!!



I used all the leftover "strings" to make some striped blocks and alternated them with some trimmed extra squares and made a sweet little baby quilt.



It isn't very big - I think it measures about 36" square.

When I have a bunch of scraps like this from the same fabric collection, I sometimes try to turn them immediately into a quilt.  I think I added in a few solid cream, black and gray into the pieced blocks to stretch out the scraps.  I used up all the leftovers!



With a quilt this small, there is always something in my stash I can use as a backing.  I kept the quilting easy with just a meandering loop and I found a black leaf print for the binding.




The fabric line is Bee Grateful by Deb Strain.  The bee fabric goes so well with some of the flowers in my garden.

It isn't quite time for me to share the shortcut quilt that the Fat Quarter Shop is sponsoring.  
But I am hoping to be able to soon!


On a gardening note, a neighbor a couple houses away set up a honeybee hive this year.  I was wondering why I was seeing so many more this year than usual.  I love thinking that bees are going home and doing a wiggle dance telling all their friends to head to my house!

I hope all of you have a reason to do a dance this weekend!





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16 comments:

  1. This is really a lovely piece...the colors are great...nice work and finish hugs, Julierose

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  2. Awesome job! Yay for using the leftovers right away. If only I was that smart, lol. ;^)

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  3. Wow! This is wonderful eye candy! I'm thinking that the shop and the fabric company will want to feature this small quilt for inspiration.
    Connie

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  4. What a great way to be proactive and to use the leftover fabrics before they were able to "reproduce!" It is a sweet quilt! You are such an inspiration to me!

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  5. Great use of the scraps and hooray for more honeybees nearby. Hae a great weekend!

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  6. It's so fun to just go with something once you get an idea! I still love that Bee fabric - can't wait to see what your Fat Quarter Shop project is!

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  7. The quilt is beautiful and such a great way to use up scraps immediately. I try to do the same, but it doesn't always work! :)

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  8. Well, that's one way to process those scraps, Cynthia!! Nice job on turning them into a quilt right away.

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  9. Very pretty small quilt. My first thought was this is a perfect lap quilt for a man. Way to be on top of using the leftover pieces right away! Happy stitching!

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  10. Now that's the way to handle scraps. As someone else said, use them up before they multiple. I've been trying, but the squirrels come along and distract me, resulting in even more scraps.
    Pat

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  11. Good for you to use up the scraps right away!

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  12. Good job using up the bits and pieces! I have several bags of those waiting for inspiration! Should just do it right away!

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  13. I totally agree with your approach. Make use of auditioned color combinations! Do I always do it? No comment.

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  14. Oh my - that little quilt turned out so cute! What a great idea to use those scraps immediately. LOVE that finish!!

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  15. What a sweet little finish! It's such a great feeling to use up all the scraps like that. Bee productive :)

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