Sunday, November 7, 2021

Oh Scrap! : Not Always Perfect

 Last Sunday I shared some scrappy nine patches made from some low volume scraps.




I have quite a few prints in my scrap bins that have a white background that never seem to have a home.  So I decided to come up with a simple design to use some of them up.

One block is a simple nine patch made with all 3.5" squares in a low volume.




This week I sewed some blocks with black/white squares.





Together they look like this.  

I tried to use up the scraps I have and when I picked my black and white prints, some I feel had a bit too much white.  It would have looked less busy if I hade focused on fabrics that were all dark.

Not perfect but I am not changing it.  I still have two rows of blocks to sew and I will try and make them all with dark black squares.  When I work on the final layout, I will try and place the light darks around the edge so the middle chains show up more.

Even though it isn't turning out quite like I envisioned it, I still like it for its scrappiness!

So tell me, do you give up on scrap quilts if they aren't quite perfect?


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  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
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22 comments:

  1. With those darker squares in every other 9 patch, the chain effect shows up. I like it! Have a great Sunday, Cyndy!

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  2. I like what you've got going here, even if it's not exactly what you had in mind. When this happens to me, I take my cue from antique quilts and just keep going! Not "perfect" often means more interesting!

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  3. I'm with Sylvia on this one. Not perfect means interesting. When it turns out not quite what I envisioned, I learn. Sometimes I will use that piece for the backing of something scrappy but more interesting. You're blocks play well together. I understand that it's not what you wanted but it is still very beautiful and so scrappy. It's almost an I Spy quilt. Keep going, I say. It will grow on you. ;^)

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  4. Better done than perfect is something I am lerning from quilting.
    I like your blocks as they are.

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  5. I like the black chains. That will be nice; don't give up! That said, I actually have given up on a paper-pieced string quilt because the trim insert pieces are not the same. Sloppy cutting on my part. I may eventually cut them all down and go with a more compact quilt.

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  6. Is there such a thing as an imperfect scrap quilt??

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  7. I'm with Cathy as I don't think of a scrap quilt as being imperfect! Those black blocks make a striking design and I like how some blocks "fade" a bit. . .I thought that was a design choice!

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  8. well I REALLY love your blocks, the black and white together with confetti colors sprinkled in. SO good

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  9. I wouldn't change a thing - love the subtleties.

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  10. It looks perfect to me! Interesting for certain. We keep learning as we go. For a scrap quilt, this totally works.

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  11. I love scrap quilts and they're all perfect in my mind. This one is really pretty. I like the way the darker (black) squares form paths throughout the top.

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  12. I never find scrappy quilts imperfect. Yours is just darling. I love it when the chains are varying like that. Good luck with finishing the quilt.

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  13. I like the way the chains of black squares punctuate the low-volume patches.

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  14. I think the black and white nine patches are going to work out great in the end. It's a fantastic scrap project!

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  15. I have a ton of scraps stored in bags and bins. I keep thinking that one day I'm going to organize them somehow and turn them into something useful. Unfortunately, we are between homes and those pieces are in a storage unit. I don't have space right now to dive into them. However, I do get inspiration from your linky party so that one day.... :)

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  16. Another great looking scrap quilt!

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  17. The black and white together with the low volume blocks look great together, you came up with yet another good idea!

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  18. I'm pleased you decided not to change anything with the blacks and whites, they look so good up on your wall!

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  19. I LOVE scrappy! I Love 9-patches! what is not to love here? Inspiration!!!!

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  20. LOVE this!! I would DEFINITELY keep going, but your solution for darker blocks for the center should work well, too.

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  21. I don't think anything needs changing. I like it.

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  22. I don't think anything needs changing. I like it.

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