Saturday, February 14, 2009


OK. .. just how small does a scrap have to be before it is to little to keep? How small do you save? I recently helped a friend of mine start her first quilt. It was a Turning 20, and after cutting it out ( OH what a fast quilt to cut out ! ) there were these very tempting scraps left. . .and she didn't want them !

Well I did ! I had been having this little project floating around in my head for awhile. . so time to cut them up some more. . . and put 'em back together. .. . . . .
is this gonna be worth the effort? these squares aren't very big. . .but they are pretty fun to string together. . . I really like looking at them. . .ok, bordering on the compulsive here. . . . . .

time to put them together with some narrow, strips. . . . . .and now we are almost getting somewhere. . . .

Don't you just love these Kansas Troubles fabrics ( at least I think most of them are K.T.) I am also doing my LQS BOM out of Kansas Troubles, so I look forward to having LOTSA KT scraps. .

anyway. .. . almost done,

and HERE it is !

and what does it do ?

Why, all these little scraps grew into a SCRAP BAG to hold all the littler scraps and threads !

Wait ! On second thought, maybe that little red print that I am putting into the scrap bag is too big to go there yet ! or is that TOO obsessive ?

FULL CREDIT for this little project goes to another blogger, and as soon as I find the post I would like to GIVE her full credit for her great tutorial, and a link. It was one that I found when I first started reading blogs and really didn't know what I was doing yet, so couldn't save it or anything. If any of you know where this tutorial came from, or if it is yours, please let me know and I will post proper credit, and a BIG THANK YOU ! It is a perfect scrap bag for my DSM and I would like to make another ( larger one ! ) for my longarm machine.


Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

That turned out so cool!!! I love Kansas Troubles Quilters fabric too. I keep scraps as small as 1" but that's usually about as small as I go. Although, I'm rethinking that because one of my recent projects called for 1" four patches as I cut them using 3/4" strip sets. But I could have just as easily used 3/4" x 3/4" scraps. I guess it just depends on how much you feel like messing around with.

Quilter In Paradise said...

i love your catcher! also enjoy the music and all your quilts!
thanks for sharing