Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Scrap Therapy

 In the process of cleaning out my scrap bins I found these blocks with pale blue triangles. There were 24 and I thought they would make a quick quilt if I added a border to make it larger. Then I found these blocks which were similar but different. I decided to make more blocks to make the quilt larger and took these blocks apart and then re-made them to suit the first set of blocks. I like the effect of the different coloured blue blocks on the outside as it makes it more like a border. The pattern is one of Bonnie Hunter's from Quiltville and I think it's known as String X. It's a great way to use up lots of shorter scraps. The second set of scrap strips for the blocks were half an inch narrower so I just cut the triangles larger. I like to make them larger and trim them to size and the blocks end up 7.5" before they are joined together.
 I also quilted one of the tops I've made smaller and it's a really pretty donation quilt for a little girl with lots of lovely machine embroidered hearts. Then as I was enjoying cleaning out more scraps I worked on making more QAYG blocks as well as a new set of the String X blocks.
 They are quick to make and I should have another quilt to show very soon.
It was lovely having such a productive day of playing with scraps while we seem to be heading towards winter very quickly here.
Hugs, Jan Mac


ruthsplace said...

I've been wanting to make one of those string x quilts for a while. Yours looks great. said...

Some lovely ideas for using scraps. As always, great blocks and quilts. Hope you are enjoying the process of clearing out the Scrap Bins. Theraputic I find.

Linda said...

Just printed off the String X pattern from the Quiltville blog. It's a great pattern and I can't wait to start it. Have finished another WIP so that's my excuse for starting another quilt!