Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Oh Scrap

As many of my long time readers will attest, I hate scraps. Literally when I started quilting I would rather throw the fabric away than to have any "left over" scraps. Fast forward 18 years and my style has changed a bit and I am now a bit more able to do scraps, within controlled context.

When my mom passed I ended up with a large stash of batik scraps, all less than fat quarter or half yard, but still usable sized. My awesome blogging buddies made our friend Regina1I a Jewel box quilt a few years back and it was gorgeous. So much so that I decided to make the same quilt in batiks.

I cut my entire stash of batik scraps into strip sets to make a scrappy Trip around the world quilt and the pieces to make this Buckeye Beauty quilt. I may have gone a bit too crazy with the cutting as I still have a lot left over. This week I made 36 more blocks and I still have plenty to make more. I think I've decided to make the second quilt 8x8, so I need 28 more blocks. I don't think this will be a problem.

I love how this quilt turned out and it isn't entirely made from stash, including the pieced backing and batting. I'll use it as a donation quilt when the need arises.

Fourth finish of the weekend. Batik jewel box quilt.

Buckeye Beauty is done! A birthday finish for me...and a whole quilting day ahead of me tomorrow.

Quilting is more fun than Housework


Sara said...

I think our scraps multiply in the dark overnight because no matter how many I use up there seems to be more left. Beautiful use of those batik scraps!

Deb A said...

Beautiful! You do have a way with color.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your scrap quilt is lovely! Glad you decided to join the party at Oh Scrap!

Jill said...

What a fun selection of fabrics!