Even though it’s a little more work, I’ve been creating quilts from my scrap bin recently. I found this quilt on Leanne’s website and promptly began sorting my warm and cool 2 1/2” strips.
I decided to make two quilts, one from cool colors and the other from warm. The block construction for the two quilts is exactly the same, they are just set differently resulting in very different quilts. One difference between our construction is that she used five 2” wide strips for each block and I used four 2 1/2" wide strips for each block. This endless play of color and design is of the things I find so satisfying about quilting.
The blue green one is ready to pin baste and quilt, the salmon one is still in the construction phase.
Further down the scrap food chain is this pile of 2/12” squares ready to assemble into 16” blocks for yet another scrap quilt.
I thought I was doing so well managing my scraps until I found this big bin crammed with scraps.
The first step for me will be to cut these scraps into manageable sizes. I sort them into 5” squares, 2 1/2” strips, and 2 1/2” squares. Anything smaller than that is packaged by color and sent to my local thrift shop.