"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Playing with scraps.......

Thanks to the commissioned t-shirt quilt I've got lots of 2.5 inch strip sets left over from the binding and  sashing in the quilt (pieces and full width-of-fabricsets).   And I've a hard time tossing out stuff that is usable....might be why I have so many scraps...lol.  the strips sets, when sub-cut and resewn make 2.5 inch four-patches.

At any rate, I started thinking about what I could do with all the 4-patches that I could make from the leftover pieces.   At the same time I'm still trying to use up some of the abundance of scraps that I have and currently have two bags on the kitchen counter where my cutting mat is- blacks and assorted solids.

So this morning I quickly made a few 4 patches and then bordered them with some of the brighter solids in the scrap bag.   Trimmed the resulting blocks to 5.5 inches and laid them out with some of the larger black pieces to see how they looked.  First layout is below.

Another possible layout  is below.   Haven't decided which one I want to make.....or how many blocks I want to piece.   I know I could make more 4-patches than I have brighter/lighter scraps so I may end up cutting strips from some of my remnants to finish this quilt when I finally decide on a layout.

Which layout do you like?

Gratitudes:

1. Living in town with only a mile to drive to work when storms like the one today are in the area.

2. Good health insurance as more treatments and tests pile up.

3 comments:

swooze said...

Cute. In the interest of time I think I would use the alternating solid block but both have appeal!

desertskyquilts said...

They are both good, and I could see using each one, but I probably like the first one better - might have something to do with the color of the second one, though. ;) Did something get left out of the end of your first paragraph?

Jan H said...

I like the bottom one better. I know the top one would be quicker with just big blocks in between the four patch blocks, but I think the bottom one has better appeal.

Jan