I received my newest issue of "Quick Quilts" yesterday. I haven't had a chance to really read the entire magazine, but one project really caught my eye. It was called "Angel Scraps and Fairy Dust" Well, I didn't think of that name first, but the name "Angel Scraps" really hit home with me.
I love fabric scraps! I tend to keep every tiny piece and have bought scraps on Ebay several times. I'm a scrap-a-holic.
This week I have made two more John Deere Pocketbooks, three more grocery bags and a clothes pin bag, but didn't want to bore you with those again, so here are some of the Angel Scraps I have been working with.
I am working on a boy's and a girl's scrap quilt. I keep a container of strips beside my machine to use with the "leaders and enders" system I learned from Bonnie at "Quiltville". They will be like this quilt that I made about a year ago that now belongs to my grandson, :o) and this Fall Quilt that is my favorite.
This picture shows the container of strips and a ziplock bag of pink scraps I have been adding to for a while. I use my rotary cutter to cut the scraps in the strips. They don't have to be any certain width or length. After I sew them together I'll even them up with the rotary cutter and mat.
I have the blue strips sewn together and have started cutting them to the size needed for the pattern. I'll add white triangles to the sides to make the squares.
These are some of the pink strips I have been working with. They don't look like much right now, kind of raggedy, but when I press them, trim them and sew them together, they will be so cute!
If you have been reading my blog, you will know that I have been making grocery bags and have posted a grocery bag tutorial. The bottom of the rectangles used for the bags require that 2 1/2 inch squares be cut out. I was accumulating a lot of these so I decided to start storing them together for a future project. I do trim these so that they are exactly 2 1/2 inch square while at the cutting mat so when I start using them I'll have the correct size. You might recognize some of these fabrics.
I'm not sure what I'll end up using them for or how long it'll take to accumulate enough to make a project, but I'm looking forward to it!
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