This weekend, I am heading to the AQS Quilt Show in Lancaster, PA. While I started getting my shopping list organized, it was obvious that my scrap bins are overflowing and I don’t have much room for new projects Thus, I thought that it was time to pull out my string quilt and make more blocks! I have enough fabric scraps to make hundreds of blocks, but I think that my goal will be 64 squares. I have 18 down, so quite a few more blocks to go…
As I continue adding blocks, I will link up on Sundays to participate in Jaybird Quilt’s Scrap Sunday. Click on the button to see other scrap projects.
Last night, I joined a group of quilters at my Local Quilt Shop, Fabrics on the Hill. We did a night of sewing string quilts on muslin foundation 9″ squares. After a few blocks, I had my rhythm down to randomly pull a strip of fabric from my boxes of scraps and piece it onto the muslin. The key was not thinking about the color or pattern, . I completed 20 squares out of my goal of 64 for this quilt. The best part of using these scraps was seeing the great fabric that was leftover from quilts this past year. With every strip, I was recalling which quilt used that fabric. It was a great night to reflect on the many quilts.
Amazingly, at the end of the night, I felt like I had more scraps! How do you use up your stash of fabric scraps?