Sunday, November 6, 2022

Oh Scrap! : Some Scraps are Challenging

 Every once in a while, I like to challenge myself with some difficult scraps to see what I can come up with. I don't often feel very confident when I first start the project and wonder if I am going to be able to pull off the idea I have in my head.

I am working on one of these projects now.  A friend gave me a lot of leftover pieces of the two florals.  One with a light background and one with a black background.  The first step I took was to add some various warm browns to the rectangles.  That was an easy step and I liked the results.

Now I am add in some scraps in colors I am pulling out of the floral prints.  I always get a bit hesitant and doubtful at this stage.  But I have been here before and know I just need to trust the process.  These blocks are quite large at 12 x 10 so it won't take many to make a nice sized quilt.

I find myself very intrigued by how more blocks will look together, so I am maniacally sewing up more.  The colors are challenging so it takes a bit to find just the right scrap.  

Time will tell if I have a hit or a miss!


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LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those florals are pretty! Looks like you've found all kinds of neat bordering fabrics, too. I'm intrigued by the "partial" blocks! I bet they'll make a fun layout. Have a great Sunday, Cyndy!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I find that large florals (and small) just are not in my stash - I rarely buy them and if they are in the stash they were given to me or came in a bundle where other fabric was what had caught my eye.

Michelle said...

I love what you are doing with these! IMO, your fabric choices are amazing.

Kathy S. said...

You're doing great with those big prints.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Window casing large floral prints is a great idea. I will love them!

Sally said...

You have such unique blocks, always inspiring. I have several small bundles of unique fabrics that want to be used together and am always on the lookout for ideas.

Kate said...

Looks like another fun and colorful project. Looking forward to seeing the end result.

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Those florals would have stumped me. You always have such great ideas!

Rebecca Grace said...

I love what you're doing with your "challenging scraps," Cynthia! Those border strips really focus your attention on the floral prints, like they are glimpses of a garden seen through a window. I'm looking forward to seeing this progress since I have some large scale Anna Maria Horner floral prints in my own scrap bin that might be used in a similar way. You are definitely the queen of scraps!

JanineMarie said...

Finding just the right fabric to complete each block looks like a puzzle of the very best kind.

Ivani said...

Your blocks look like doors open to the garden. Great use of those big florals, Cynthia. said...

Wow! I would have thought that you had planned those blocks. . .those scraps companion perfectly with the floral centers.

Preeti said...

If someone can tame scraps, it has to be you. I trust you to turn the most difficult scraps into beauty and purpose!

Carol Andrews said...

What fun blocks from all your pretty scraps.

Sandy Panagos said...

Fun blocks! That's gonna be really cool.

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