congrats and thanks for such great comments for Jenny...she was thrilled...and loved the perks..
YOU peeps Rock... nighty nite mdm samm
Hello everyone...I'm Jenny and I blog at Cut.Sew.Iron.Repeat. I must confess...my post today is an experiment I have just cooked up. I have been overwhelmed by my scraps and after shipping off 5 USPS Flat Rate Envelopes full of scraps to my blog readers, I have not even dented my scrap piles.
So...being a quilter, I thought...why not just sew them all together? That is what I have done. I started with a pile of scraps.
Mostly strips and squares.
It took me 5 rounds of sewing...ironing...and trimming. Each time condensing the scraps into larger blocks.
This picture shows, in order, trash scraps, potentially usable scraps for small projects and then the next three piles are my groups of blocks sewn together.
This picture shows my finished product along with a few blocks leftover.
So I am excited and encouraged by the fact that I went from a pile of scraps shoved into a shoe box to a usable piece of fabric nearly the size of a fat quarter!
I have seen other quilters use this method in their piece-work...the first that comes to mind is Victoria at Bumble Beans. She does some incredible work...and my Flickr friends have pointed me in the direction of Completely Cauchy who also does amazing things with scraps.
So if this idea interests you, why not give it a try. Nothing ventured nothing gained...and who doesn't have a few thousand scraps lying around?
I know this is short and sweet, but I also have a giveaway...
I KNOW, leave me a comment here,
what color is your dominant scraps...
( I would have said orange for me)
and please come and see me at my blog and leave me a comment too...
so I know you came to visit...
GIVEAWAY is some THREADS from Aurifil...
4 of them...like some? not necessarily these colors..
but 4 threads in different thread counts...
Thanks to Carola for the giveaway..
I don't want to wear out my welcome..
so thanks for having me..