Monday, July 19, 2010

Scrap and Sew






Finally today I finished pressing all my scraps after weeks of ironing a little bit at a time.
This is one task I wanted to complete before returning to work.
Now I have a white laundry basket full of pieces great for applique and such.
What is now left are a bunch of crumbs in the wicker basket.
So, I decided to create with the crumbs instead of taking care of the UFO pile on my sewing table.
First up is a little mat I made using 1.5 inch squares.
I thought I would make it into a sewing table mat to lay my sharp items.
Once I added the borders it looked like such a cute little quilt that I decided I need to make some more of these little mats.
So, mini quilt 2 came along. I just pieced some crumbs together to create my own fabric.
At this time, I did not add a colored border to this one because now I cannot decide if I want to make little quilts or piece all these blocks together and make a big quilt???
I love the little quilt concept but I have absolutely no place to display them.
I can make them all into mats but how many mats do I need?
Then I decided to make a crazy quilt one so I went to my EQ6 and reduced my crazy blocks down to 3.5 inches , hence mini quilt #3 which does not have the borders yet.
What to do my cyber friends????
I am going to keep making these little 7x10 cuties but what should I do with them??

12 comments:

Cardygirl said...

Great use of your scraps...I display my mini quilts on a wall like a photo montage.

Pat said...

They are really cute. I throw mini quilts all over the place...over the back of a chair.....on the top of the vanity in the bathroom...hanging (sort of diagonally) off shelves...under lamps,etc. Please be sure to show us what you decide to do with yours!

Denise :) said...

Nice day's work! Very pretty colors! :)

Barb said...

It is so funny how we get side tracked....

I love your little mats, blocks...quilts....whatever you decide to do with them and so using up those crumbs...I only get ants with my crumbs.

JustCindy said...

How cute! I would make them into a large quilt.

Chartreuse Moose said...

Cute as a button! Plus, it is like found gold...scraps!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You can make the scraps into quilts like Victoria - Bumble Bean does. She has some beauties. At the retreat, so sewed scraps, then cut them with the AccuQuilt Go and made those stars shown on her sidebar.

Deanna said...

Well, I am not much of a mini-quilt person, so those look like blocks to me. Maybe combine into a kitchen-sink type quilt? Or they would make fun book covers (I'm working on a similar idea). Or placemats. Or a collage style wall arrangement. or bags. Or...

It is safe to say that they are so fine that you'll come up with something.

Penny said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.I love scrappy.I've lots of scraps.Lovely :)

Just Ramblin' said...

How very clever of you. They turned out so cute. I love mini quilts because there are so many places you can use them and they store easily. Nola

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

They are darling. I don't know what you'll do with them, make great gifts maybe? It is nice to catch up with you. It has been ages since I've whirled around blog land.

Cyndi said...

Those are so cute, Betsy. And I kinda like your idea of putting them all together into a larger quilt. I think that would be so cool and very unique!

XOXO,

Cyndi