Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I'm not calling it a New Year's Resolution...

...but it could be. The invitation behind Scrapbusters Challenge 2011 is to use up fabric scraps...for me, it's those pieces that accumulate after sewing projects and are tossed into a basket where they mysteriously multiply and take up precious craft room floor space.

When, in fact, those scraps can be turned into patchwork pieces like these:



These blocks were inspired by a post in the flickr group linking to this beauty. And it's really quite relaxing--I just grab strips of fabric to sew together without much thought at all, trim the block to size and move on to the next one.

There are photos in the flickr group of projects other members have completed using fabric scraps. It's quite amazing, really.

Marilyn

6 comments:

beth said...

I love the beginning of your quilt! Scraps make the prettiest quilts!

Alexis said...

Pretty! I am planning a string quilt to bust some scraps too!

Patti said...

Oh WOW I just love those blocks. I know I'm new at this but wow are they ever outstanding.

Diane said...

What a cool idea! I love what you've started.
Have a great weekend!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love these blocks! I just signed up for my first mini quilt swap ever so I thought I would come over and get some inspiration...I think yours are the best!

Melissa said...

Awesome blocks! So colorful!