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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Our guest Block(er) today is Rebecca with coordinated strip blocks

Have you ever had this problem?  A pile of beautiful coordinating scraps leftover from a project . . .

In this case, these are left from a quilt I made for my front entry.

I already tackled the scraps once and came out with three new cushions for my couch.

But that pile still remained.  So I made it my mission to use them up for this post.  I first took some of the bigger pieces and started cutting half square triangles.  You can make them any size, I chose to use my Baby GO! 2 1/2" die.

Then I played with layouts and used 8 triangles to make a square.

Then I picked through my scraps again and cut 2 1/2" strips to border my block with (you could cut a wider or narrower width if you like).  Notice how my pile of scraps is getting smaller . . .

And voila!  Here is my finished scrappy block . . .

Then I made a couple more of the same blocks . . .


And took all my remaining scraps and cut them into 2 1/4" width pieces and sewed them all into a long strip for the binding.  A little quilt sandwich, some diagonal line quilting, sew the binding on, and reveal this . . .

Ahhhh . . . so pretty on my table.  And much better than that pile of scraps that had been taunting me for so long!

Please visit me over at OurBusyLittleBunch to see more of my projects.  And there may just be a generous sponsored giveaway for 9 yards of batting from Pellon over there . . .

40 comments:

  1. It's great use of your scraps - lovely table runner :)

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  2. Love it and your fabric choices are stunning, great job.

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  3. What a great post. The table runner is darling.

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  4. Love what you created with your stash. Beautiful.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow, I just needed this! I was stuggling over a pile of leftover strips this weekend myself! I love the tablerunner you made of it, so I will give this a go! Thanks for the idea and tutorial!

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  6. lovely idea to get rid of the scrap stash)))

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  7. I always have a lot of scraps lying around. Thank you so much for this tutorial. Now my scrapppy pile also will get smaller. :)
    Gun, Sweden

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  8. Nicely done and I love the fact that there are so many projects you've shown us with the "leftovers". Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Very beautiful and a great way to use our scraps and quick to do too

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  10. Who would have guessed that this was made with leftovers and wasn't the original intent for this fabric. Great job. Selina

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  11. We all have piles/bags of scraps like that and what a great idea to finish them up! Your quilt is gorgeous by the way. :) blessings, marlene

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  12. They turned out beautifully...a great set in pretty fabric!

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  13. Good morn Rebecca. Love your color choices and with imagination and a few stitches what you are able to create...you do inspire us to digit those scraps..way to go.

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  14. that's GREAT! I love using scraps from previous projects, I also make little baskets, like the bali bowls, easy and quick.

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  15. I love how you have coordinated everything...front hall hanging quilt, sofa pillows, table runner.

    Great creative use of scraps.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Very nice! Great way to use up all my scraps--thanks!

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  17. Very clever idea, and what a way to use up those scraps!

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  18. Beautiful projects.Great way to use scraps.Thanks!!

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  19. Love using my scraps. It's like getting quilts for free!

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  20. I love the scrappy block runner. Clever use of leftovers. I am using 30 year old saved scraps to make goodies for Christmas. FINALLY using them up!

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  21. I follow Rebecca at her blog, and she has great projects all the time! Love this one, a real scrap buster...thanks Rebecca!

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  22. What a great looking table runner and you made it look so easy. Thank you.

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  23. Oh Rebecca , I'm in LOVE with your scrappy table runner!! I'm on a table runner kick as of lately so this one is a keeper for me. Thanks so much. I'll be over to visit you on your blog.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  24. Wow -- very creative! I loved the wallhanging that was your initial project -- very lovely! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  25. How smart! I love it when every last scrap can be used up.

    Jennifer :)

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  26. great use of your scraps. I am going to have to give this one a try.

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  27. late last night I looked at your blog and made a note to return to read further today - and here you are guest posting on SewWeQuilt! I like the way you let the fabrics dictate the blocks to be made. Thanks for the process tutorial.

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  28. A great way to use up those scraps Rebecca plus you have a useful item to show for it.

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  29. Rebecca-what a great idea. I just finished a quilt top for a granddaughter ( quilted by Christmas I hope). Lots of leftovers. I made her a body pillow last birthday. Now I can make her a pillowcase to match her quilt. Awesome.

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  30. What fabulous scraps you have my dear! That is a fantastic set of blocks. Thanks!

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  31. I am going back to re-look at my scrap stash. What great projects you made from the "leftovers" Thank you for sharing.

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  32. I am going back to look at my scrap basket. What a great use of your "leftovers". Thank you for sharing!

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  33. Love those prints/colors! What a great use of your scraps! Inspiring!

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  34. OOOh! Inspiration for using up scarps. Love it. Perhaps the siblings will be getting runners next Christmas. Not enough time to make them this year.

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  35. Hey, thanks for the tutorial!

    Very nice use of scraps, and very nice table runner! :) Pinteresting this because I like the scraps usage method.

    Thanks again!!

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  36. Great way to use up some of those scraps...I am making a scrap quilt out of the Nov Block Party tutorials..this is gonna be a perfect block! Thanks for sharing!!

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