Thursday, August 5, 2010

Waste not want not



Hi girls, Mary here.  I've been lurking around the corner and decided that y'all were having way too much fun.  I just had to jump in.  I love this concept, since I can never throw away a piece of fabric over an inch in size.  Plus the fact that I take my scissors or rotary cuter and whack off the selvages, leaving a couple of inches along with the selvage.  So now I've got bags of strips for my sewing pleasure.

So now comes the fun part, free style piecing, as I like to call it.  Without further ado, the results of my 15 minutes a day.





 

I made a log cabin quilt in 1980. My first attempt at quilting. That was enough for me for the next 15 years. Too many rules and not enough fun.  This is way more fun.  I'm thinking of using various blues for the sashings, sorta like I've got going on in the picture.  We shall see what the process becomes, huh?

14 comments:

Nancy said...

I love this. Were all your scraps already in strips or did you do that before starting?

WoolenSails said...

I like the wonky logs, more my style;)
Those will look nice against the blue sashings.

Debbie

Nifty Quilts said...

Beautiful scraps and nice blocks. Welcome!

Kim said...

Well it certainly helps to have great colors to work with.....this is gonna a be a real keeper of a quilt!

Happy Sewing

Katie Bishop said...

What wonderful blocks. I love the variety! Fantastic!

MamaT said...

Looks like fun. I like the bright colors.

Mary said...

Nancy, I did have most of the strips cut. Thanks bunches for the great comments, y'all.

What Comes Next? said...

nice blocks! I love how they look against the blue backgrounds, too!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Gorgeous! Your scraps AND your blocks!

Sujata Shah said...

Love your log cabins!

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous! I'm definitely going to try this.

Shelly said...

It's so easy to get suckered into this, isn't it? Welcome to the party! I love what you've done so far . . .

23rdspiral said...

i love the before and after photos!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Looks great! Keep going! Where else where your scraps take you?