Tuesday, November 30, 2021

More Fun with Scraps and Orphans

We all have scraps and orphan blocks in our stash - unless you give/throw them away.  I have given away scraps, but I can't find it in my heart to throw them away.  So I use them for fun and therapeutic sewing. 

Today I started for a "15 minute" play time. That quickly expanded into an hour - and later another 30 to 60 minutes of play.  

I took two pieces that were just kind of square and boring.  I laid them one on top of the other (both right sides up.)  Taking the rotary cutter in hand, they were sliced with a curvy line.  Then, the piece from the top was sewn to the piece from the bottom, and vice-versa.  Then I sewed them together into one piece. 

    That was FUN! 

Next I took some off-cut corners and added them to opposite sides of an existing block 
That block was randomly pieced too. 
Then I found a larger scrap that got cut into two more triangles for the 
other sides.  

It doesn't look square but it is. 
Finally I took a large orphan block and cut it wonky.  
Then I used it, the off cuts and some other fabric and created
This long strip of "pieced fabric."

It is far more interesting now than it was when I started with it. 
I will keep on playing until the muse says "make these into a _____!" 

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 

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Barbara said...

Extremely clever piecing, especially the first one! I like the curved lines and the way the individual fabrics mirror each other (almost! 😄).

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Ooh - SQUIRREL!! - LOL - ;))

Jeanna said...

This piece is looking really nice! How do you NOT get puckering when sewing those curves? Do you shorten your stitch length?