We looked around online for scrappy ideas, and decided to try a casual, improvisational style of piecing. We were especially inspired by Amanda Jean's "Scrap Vortex" quilt and by Kelly's Improv Piecing tutorial.
Yesterday we started with a laundry basket stuffed full of fabric scraps. Don't you love that 70's hot pink and bright green plaid (and it's a seersucker-like texture!) The fabrics had all been rolled up into little bundles, so it took lots of pressing to get rid of the wrinkles. Then we started slicing them into strips of a variety of widths ranging from about 1.5 to 3.5 inches.
The strips got stitched together, trimmed down, more strips added, etc. Here are a few chunks of piecing, ready for the next strips to be added. We got a couple of blocks finished yesterday, but I didn't get a photo of them yet.
There's still a mountain of fabric that hasn't even been pressed or cut yet. It's time for me to get to work on making a dent in that pile of scraps!
I am linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, where you can see all sorts of amazing quilting inspiration! I am also linking up to Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt.
Julie in GA
Love this!! Oh, such scrappy goodness!! And good for you. I'm working on my scrap piles, too!ReplyDelete
Oh that looks like fun! I need to work on my scraps so maybe your creations will inspire me.ReplyDelete
Love those scraps! I remember that type of fabric.ReplyDelete
Lots of pretty scraps in those blocks. Looking forward to seeing how these all come together.ReplyDelete
This is a lot of work but how creative! These blocks will make into a lovely scrap quilt.ReplyDelete