Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Scrap Situation

I'm still assembling and quilting CiL quilts, but I needed a kind of mindless project to work on in between.  It started off with sorting my over flowing strings bin, trimming anything I could to 2.5" to make binding for upcoming quilts.

Then I started trimming the smaller strings to 1.5" wide...

...and next thing you know I'm making scrappy log cabin blocks.  For centers I'm using a donated charm pack of marbled fabrics.  The blocks end up 12.5" (they should be 13" but my seams must be a little fat) and I need 24 of them plus 6 end cap blocks to make a quilt.  Maybe this will put a dent in my strings bin? It could happen.

Here's Rory, the height of dignity, helping me put together a disappearing 9 patch top.


  1. LOVE those String-y Cabin blocks!! Looking forward to seeing the D9P quilt make its appearance on the blog.

  2. I cut all my strings into 2.5" and 1.5", too. Anything smaller seems too fiddly to me. Those log cabins are fun and cheerful!