Do you remember that I mentioned last week () that I was participating in the Scrap Dance Quilt Along being run by FromMyCarolinaHome.wordpress.com ? I decided to start tackling my basket of scraps, and do a little clean up after piecing my Quilts of Valor top.
So; I printed out the directions; and decided to go with the baby sized quilt. I have enough scraps for 2 king size I am sure, but I don’t have much time to work on any big projects right now. So, the small size will have to do….and if I have a spare moment, maybe a table topper.
For Step 1 I needed to cut 85 – 2.5″ scrappy squares; 36 – 3″ scrappy squares from the scrap basket. Barely made a dent! I also needed 68 – 2.5 ” background fabric squares and 36 -3 inch background fabric squares. Had to pull out a couple of fat quarters to get a neutral background. No scraps for that job. I assembled those 36 – 3″ squares into half square triangles and got them ready. Now, the lazy side of me only trimmed down 20 of the 72 half square triangles so I could assemble Step 2.
Step 2 required you to put together 3 of the 2.5″ background along with 2 of the half square triangles into a “row”. I wanted to say it was a block, but it looks like a row to me.
Part of the Quilt Along has you put your photo’s up on Flickr. I went ahead and requested to “join the group”. In the time being, until I am approved to join that group, I thought I would share with you what I have so far –
What is so much fun with this is that most of the fabrics in this scrap group (except the fish) have come from my friends. Things they just could not see a good use for! Love FREE fabric!!! Thanks Nancy & Cindy!! :) I know you will recognize your contributions.
I managed to get some of the scraps under control, but sadly this only made a slight dent in the top of the basket. I chose the Baby Quilt size because I thought it would be a fun project to work on “in between” my bigger projects. Tomorrow, I swear, I need to make a list and write down some deadlines! I have enough scraps to make a king size, but not the time to commit to a big new project! So, baby quilt size for now, and the extra blocks I cut (ABOUT 100 – 3″) will go in the “scrap storage containment boxes by their size. I still have my eyes open for a piece that will round out one of my hexi diamonds I am short 2 units for. A little clean up is good for the creativity….not too mired down in the stuff! There won’t be another post on this project until May, but if you want more info; there is a button on the side of my blog to take you right to the Scrap Quilt Along From My Carolina Home blog.
Hope you are having a bright sunny day like me! Time to get dinner going! Bye for now!