Points, Strings and Scraps

This week I made “Pointy” a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.  It was a relatively easy top to piece, large rectangles and precut strips, about 70 inches square.  Most of the pieces are cut from the fabric length-wise, less stretching that way.  The background fabric is sort of a rough weave cotton, it’s soft to the touch though.  It reminds me of the reverse side of denim fabric.

Also this week I started sorting scraps.  My system is simple, not too much thought behind it.  I don’t consider a 5 or 10″ inch square a scrap but more of a large piece, also I have a “few” charm packs and layer cakes in stock. These pieces are put into my fat quarter drawers that are organized by color. I also have drawers that are for yard or more pieces. Any extra triangles or squares that I have cut while making a top also have a bin.  Strings (less than 2 ½ ” wide) are kept in a bag.  I have an art-bin full of 2 ½” squares and HSTs.  I am going to make Bonnie Hunters “Split Nine Patch” one of these days.  My personal rule is “no scraps from scraps”,  I tried saving crumbs but I just don’t use them.

 

Before and after pictures of the great scrap sort, part one.  This is what I made from two grocery sacks of scraps.  The white bag in the back is full of strings, anything less than 2 ½ inches wide and more than 6 inches long. I cut the rest into 2 ½ inch squares and HSTs.  There were a bunch of precut triangles and squares in the mix, those got sorted and stacked.  Next week I have a larger shopping bag full of scraps and maybe I’ll get to a bin…

Linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for “Can I Get a Whoop Whoop” and Crazy Mom Quilts for “Finish it up Friday”.

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3 thoughts on “Points, Strings and Scraps

  1. Your background looks like Essex linen, looks great with the arrows and perfect description about it looking like the back side of denim. Great job on the quilt top and sorting scraps.

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