04 May 2010

just playing with scraps



A little bit of scrap management going on, here. I have loved the "Snippets" quilt from the first time I saw it. Some small scraps have been gathered over time, and now it was time to try it out. Most of the white fabric was "Kona Snow" small scraps from previous quilts, I just added a few strips, like the tutorial shows. It will be around 15" by 45" by the time it's finished.

Another pile of scraps - narrow selvedge strips, both with and without the text, waiting to be sewn into 7.5" string blocks.


Finally, I want to share how I turned the two left-over blocks from Short Stories into a small: 14" * 27" table-topper for the kitchen. They're quilted in a spiral in-the -ditch from the center and out.

Feels good to play with small quilts after finishing a bigger one....
Have fun sewing!

14 comments:

Quiltefia said...

bHei!! Så morsomt at du sy Snippets!! Jeg har også gjort det, og det var så gøy!! Det kommer til å bli kjempefint!! Du får gjort mye!! Ha en fin dag! Her i Oslo snør det!!! Hilsen Annekari:-)

Clare said...

I love the Snippets quilt. A great way to use up scraps.

Janet said...

Thank you for the link, I could find this very useful, I'd love to have a go some time. Your top is looking fantastic.

shellysquilts said...

Beautiful! I luv a snippets quilt! Have fun!

True Blue Nana said...

I adore how you use white. I never think of using it but you are so creative with it. This is a great way to highlight scraps. You make me want to run up to my sewing room and forget everything I have to do today.

KateKwiltz said...

Great Snippets! Looks like you've been having fun!

Sharon said...

Oh my, that Snippets piece is so exciting! I love the long, skinny aspect as well.

Great idea for a tabletopper too! I agree, a smaller piece is fun after doing a big quilt. Like playing!

Kate said...

Love it!!

wishes, true and kind said...

Nice snippets! Even small pieces of precious fabrics can really be admired and enjoyed in something like this!

sewtakeahike said...

c.ute! Marit! I just adore the way you mix your fabrics! The little snippets quilt is awesome and the table topper is purrr-fect!

Deborah said...

I love what you've done with the scraps!

Em said...

I love the look of the long and thin scrap quilt. What a fun project!!!!! Your selvage quilt is so crisp and fun!!!! I just found your blog and love it!

Tonya Ricucci said...

wonderful!

sewkatiedid said...

I've had a quilt like this in process for too long. I love the use of scraps. I'm trying to dig into my ufos and will hopefully make some progress.