Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Potential Solution for Scraps

The smartest people check out my blog!  Do you know how I know this?   They leave the most brilliant comments to all my dilemmas.   The other day I asked what I was going to do with all the triangle scraps from my Bestie QAL and got several great ideas.

The one that made a light bulb go off in my head was from Michelle G:


 Michelle G said...
The book Sunday Morning Quilts has some really good tiny scrap buster ideas. Amanda Jean who co-authored the book also has this tutorial on Sew Mama Sew. It's in kids section it is called the ticker tape mini quilt. see this link. 

After checking it out, and seeing that they had sewn little scraps onto a background... it got me thinking how I could embellish that a bit further=)   Here is what I came up with so far:

What do you think?  I put it on a dark hand dyed grey background and thinking maybe a light pink or brown would be better.

Marti left a comment asking how we sort our scraps.. by colour or size etc.. so if you have a great tip, please let us know.

I have my Bestie Block #2 all cut out and partly sewn.  Notice the dots.  I think any fabric designer that puts dots in their fabric line is simply awesome!


Are you doing the Bestie QAL as well?  If so, how far along are you?  And if not, come on, join the fun.    You can leave a pic of your work in progress on our Flickr group.



8 comments:

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I love the dark grey background ...very striking!

Marti said...

The green against the gray pops and I love the rickrack!

Linda said...

I love dots too Jackie. And your use of scraps is terrific.

Rolanda said...

I have 1 block done but no bestie so I'm just trying the block for future project.

sandra said...

Hi Jackie, I love your blocks and especially the dots I love then too.One of our Canadian blogger had a hop in which everything was doe in dots.Scraps can be fun I keep mine sorted by size usually triangles and squares and sometimes the small pieces I just keep in big box. Someone who does a lot of scrap quilts is Bonnie Hunt I will give you her blog if you are interested. You must use lots of scraps in your Art Quilts?

sandra said...

Hi Jackie it is Bonnie Hunter (senior moment) not Hunt and her site is quiltville.bolgspot.ca

Mama Pea said...

Mine are sorted by size, but I think they should be sorted by color. That's what Amanda Jean suggests. I don't know. I guess you store them by what works for you. So far, nothing words for me. I still don't use them. haha.

Love your adaptation of the ticker tape!

Lauren said...

I think the dark grey fabric sets off all the other colours well. I organize scraps by colours in file folders in a box and really little ones go in a bin, unorganized. Christmas scraps have their own box.