Tag Archives: scraps

Scraps Quilt 2

This is Scraps Quilt 2, which will be a gift and should be finished by the end of the year. This one will be very slightly different from Scraps Quilt 1: This time it’s 7″ blocks. I didn’t like the … Continue reading

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Halfway

Slow progress, piece by piece, on putting the scraps quilt together. It’s about half done. A pessimist would say half not-done. A few people were asking about the quilt-as-you-go method and some interesting questions (and answers) were raised: Does the … Continue reading

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Bit by bit

I had a bit of a brainwave – at least, I think that’s what it was – with the scraps quilt blocks. I’ve now finished piecing all ninety-nine 8″ blocks, which I aim to stitch together in a 9 x … Continue reading

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Square triangles

Some of the little triangles and squares joined together to make 2.5″ blocks. You can see that the spring morning sunlight joined in to make a triangle too. One of the most interesting things about working with a limited number … Continue reading

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(not) cutting corners

Hope no one’s bored with the scraps heap yet. I find it endlessly fascinating. As I sort through tiny pieces, anything larger than about an inch and a half becomes a square or half-square triangle. Unusually for me, these will … Continue reading

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Beginning

I’ve been collecting all the tiny fragments of fabric together: all the bits that are just too small for anything else. Mostly these are less than an inch wide/long. I sorted them into colour groups and then roughly into values, … Continue reading

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strips

Still piecing scrap strips: Plenty more still to do: And thank you, Serena, for being so kind and adding so much more joy to the collection.

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New order

It was such a simple idea, really, but I must thank Rachel for her scraps-sorting suggestion: (1) tiny scraps, (2) large scraps and (3) everything else. It works very well, thank you! So you can see that with this system, … Continue reading

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On relativity (or, when is a scrap not a scrap)

I had a bout of neuralgia over the weekend and have been unable to do much stitching. While out of action I turned to the fabric storage situation. Sorting fabrics is a pleasant little job, but it can become a … Continue reading

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the scrap heap

This is the year I really must Do Something with the Scraps. A lot of my fabric collection exists in only very tiny pieces, which is why I end up doing so much patchwork. I keep tiny scraps in clear … Continue reading

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