Saturday, January 28, 2012

A WIP

Hello everyone, I've been playing with my scraps this week. And came up with a pile of these.



Nice, colorful 3.5" squares. I'm going to put borders on them, and then set them into a quilt top.

I started out going thru my scraps, pulling all my strips. Some of the strips I had 2 or 3 of. Some I just had 1 strip. Some are long, some are short. I sorted them into piles by their width. From 1 1/4" to 2 1/4".


I paired up my 1 1/4" strips with my 2" strips. Trimming some of the larger ones to those sizes. Put  a 1 1/4" strip on either side of a 2" strip. Some of the strips sets use the same exact fabrics.


And some use the same colorway, but different fabrics.


Then I cut out either one or two 2" strips from the sets, and either two or four 1 1/4" strips from each strip set. How many just depended on how long my strip sets were.


And put them together like so.

 
I LOVE these colors!!!
And now I have a pile of these.


Aren't they pretty!! :)

When I get the borders on, I'll be back...

Have a great day!

Linking up with the Gals on QuiltStory, thank you H&M!

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10 comments:

Michele said...

Cool. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Rosa said...

Lovely blocks!

Carol said...

Glad you're using up scraps!

Carol (NJ)

Dawn said...

Very nice! Can't wait to see the borders on.

Where in N. CA are you? I grew up on the coast in Arcata and Eureka but know all of CA. I'm still in CA in the western foothills of the Sierras east of Sacramento.

You inspire me to get my scraps out and do something with them. I know it wouldn't be hard....it's just doing it

Take care!.

Karen M said...

How pretty. Can't wait to see the progress.

StitchinByTheLake said...

They certainly are beautiful colors - are you going to sash them? blessings, marlene

Richard Healey said...

I love scrappy things these look wonderful a great work in progress.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

kidsrn said...

hi sis, i posted a comment on "sew we quilt" today. i loved what you do with those patches and would love to learn how to make those. but it doesnt look like my post went thru???? i will check later. just to let you know i loved it!

M-R said...

Great way to use up those scraps. Look forward to seeing what you do with them, Dorian!

Mike Pearson said...

I love random scrap sewing... it gets your creative juices flowing! Thank you for sharing!

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