Thursday, January 07, 2016

Scrappy Trellis

New Year, new quilting project(s).
This one is another attempt to manage all the scraps I've got.
I've searched through my scrap drawer and pulled out all the scraps that are at least 3 inches wide and between 1 and 2 1/2 inches wide and sorted them by color groups.
This here is only a part of what I've found, by the way.
Using adding machine paper I sewed the scraps into long stripes (I did cut the adding machine paper to 21 1/2 inch as this worked out best for me)
I then trimmed the stripes to 2 3/4 inch width (the adding machine paper is 2 1/4, so I added 1/4 inch to both sides)
To both sides of the stripes, I sewed a white stripe 1 inch wide (coming out as 1/2 inch) and two gray triangles.
After trimming that block down to 6 1/2 inches it looks like this.
 And after sewing a couple of them they look like this.
I've got now 8 blocks รก 4 sub-blocks. I'm aiming for a total of 30 or 36 blocks, which should give me a 60 x 72 inch (or a 72 x 72 inch) wide quilt.
I'll have to see how far my scraps can get me.

1 comment:

Kat said...

Love this scrappy project! It looks great with the 1/2" white strip on either side. Very refreshing!