There comes a time in every quilter's life where, well, the scraps just seem to have taken over. I'm thinking that it's time to consider the old saying "necessity is the mother of invention." Because if I don't manage to invent a solution, my scraps are going to take over my sewing room.
What do I mean?
I just spent an hour and a half sorting through a ginormous heap of scraps and selvages, bagging scraps according to color (I've had to start a second bag of green scraps--uh oh!). I've made about 20 8" string blocks out of my blue scraps, and the bag is somehow still full. My aquas and white/cream bags are also reaching critical mass.
Now, I loves me some string blocks. And I could potentially do a good-sized throw of nothing but greens, or do a bed-sized using strings from all of these.
I'm thinking maybe something different? The blues can continue to get funneled into the blue string blocks until I have enough to turn into a real quilt. I've gotten all sorts of ideas on flickr, but I'm wondering if anyone has any additional suggestions? I've got things ranged from 5" wide strips to little 1" squares. Leave me a comment telling me about your favorite uses for your scraps? Any scrap quilts out there you just love? Please share! I'd love to see them! I'll leave comments open until midnight on Thursday, 5/27, and then on Friday morning, I'll pick a winner.
What am I giving away? Silly question! I'm giving away some of those scraps! Among them, Amy Butler, Denyse Schmidt, Heather Ross, and Joel Dewberry--and LOTS more!
Can't wait to see your suggestions!
Edit: Please, please, please--I'm going to need a way to contact the winner, and a number of you lovelies don't have an email in your profile for me to contact you. Please either edit your profile or leave a contact email in your comment--I'd hate for anyone to miss out!
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