Sunday, April 17, 2016

Scrappy Sunday Sewing

I love sewing with scraps.  If I could find a way to never use yardage and just sew scraps I might do it, but yardage makes things go so much faster.  Scraps are all about taking you time, enjoying the process, and finding a way to make the most of what you have.  This particular scrap session was reward sewing for getting a school assignment done yesterday.

A while back when I sorted out scraps for another project I put aside pink, yellow, and purple strings for a rainy day.  Now those girly strings are coming together into my version of Cynthia's string color block quilt.  This is one of her fabulous Scrap-a-Palooza series quilts.

Quilt in potentia

I'm trimming my strings to 11" and sewing each color way into a column, then subcutting 8.5"x10.5" blocks from that.  A couple of thin white strips cut from yardage added to the long sides brings the blocks up to 10.5" square.  I'm not sure yet how big this quilt will be or exactly how I'll layout the blocks. I might even add one more color way!  Right now I'm just enjoying to scrappy sewing.

Linking to Oh Scrap!


  1. That's going to be a pretty quilt! I'm flirting with making one of those, too, since I discovered a lot of long skinny strings when I was sorting my scraps recently. Scrappy sewing is definitely my favorite, but it is really helpful to have some yardage to cut from, especially whites and other neutrals!

  2. I think it's going to be a darling quilt! It's a shame it's such a big job to work with scraps, but so satisfying!

  3. looks like a block I'm making...

  4. I've entertained making these blocks, too. Just haven't gotten around to it! They make such cute quilts.

  5. These blocks are going to make such a happy quilt. Thanks for sharing my Scrap-a-palooza link and for linking up with Oh Scrap!