Sunday, November 28, 2021

Oh Scrap! : Too Many Blues

 Not too recently, I had my blue scrap bin out.  After sorting out some pieces I wanted, I realized the bin was still so stuffed and overflowing, I could not slide it back into its home.

It has sat in the middle of my sewing room floor waiting for me to do something about it.

After much thinking, I finally came up with an idea. Most of my darker blue scraps are wider strings.  I also have a lot of dark blue leftover bindings already cut at 2.5" wide.  So, I decided to cut them to 8.5" lengths and use some 1.5" red, orange and gold squares to create some flip corners on the ends.  These small squares will also help me use up a lot of the tiny scraps in my warm color bins.

Two problems addressed.

Right now, my plan is to put them together like this. I need to spend some time pulling and cutting the necessary scraps but I think this is a good start.

I really didn't want to start a new project until next year but you can't control when inspiration strikes!


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  1. An overflowing bin is a great reason to start a new quilt. Good luck getting the drawer closed again and making a fun quilt in the process.

  2. My blues are always the bin that stays full.

  3. I love your idea. When I first saw it I thought of sashing that made a star. :) I need to figure out how to use up my scraps, but mine are smaller than yours. I have lots of smaller pieces. Maybe that will be the focus in 2022.

  4. I saw this on IG and wanted to jump right in on a project of my own!! I won't, but I really wanted to, Cynthia. You are such an inspiration when it comes to scrap sewing!

  5. I don't see a problem with starting a new project, lol! Especially when you have a great idea that you just have to try. I like those colors, and the shape is interesting, too. Enjoy!

  6. Hi Cynthia, isn't it difficult to stop from starting new projects...I find the actual doing and finishing the hard part. Good luck with getting those blues under control :-)

  7. Starting a new project when you've an overflowing bin seems logical to me! I look forward to seeing your progress!

  8. I like these very much. I will look forward to progress!

  9. I love these! Great way to use up the leftover binding :)

  10. Wonderful way to use up a bunch of fabric! Looking forward to seeing the finish.

  11. I'm so glad you went with this inspiring notion. I have a lot of blues it seems too. The warm golds and yellows on the edges are just perfect. This is going to be beautiful.

  12. That's a great plan for a scrap quilt. I don't have a scrap quilt in the works now but I have about a dozen ideas that I need to start!

  13. You’re right about not needing to start a new project but seeing yours gave me an inspiration to do one like yours since I have Accuquilt dies and scraps. Win-win, right?

  14. I think the setting you're going with is just right!


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