Friday, September 15, 2017

Scrap Happy Day in September

No way we're already half way through the month! Guess that's what happens when you've got your head down in your scrap basket. ;- )

I took a break from the Truly Scrappy scrappy trip blocks this time around. Instead I made 12" (finished) Lego blocks out of my 2" scrap strips.


Each block is made up of eight rows of bits sewn end to end. I started with just three blocks. Before I knew it I had six. Then this happened:


Another set of six blocks! When I added them to the handful I had in the Parts Department I discovered I had 18 altogether. That meant I only needed two more to make 20 for a 4 x 5 setting. Yup, I went ahead and made them up too. I don't have a picture of them though, not yet. I haven't really had time to play with the blocks on the wall either. I'm thinking I might surround the 20 blocks with a 2" frame and then a 4" wide border. That would give me a 60" x 72" quilt, a nice size for a child or an adult's lap quilt. The first step is to get the blocks arranged in a pleasing manner. Give me a few days... Oh, and while you're waiting you can hop on over to Kate or Gun's blogs where they have links to others who are playing with their scraps for Scrap Happy Day. :- )


4 comments:

  1. My word, you're unstoppable! A really great way to use up unpromising bits and pieces and produce something fun and interesting. Such a great feeling when the work flows, too...

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  2. This should have left a big hole in your scrap bin - shouldn't it? ;)

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  3. Scrap happy days are the BEST happy days!

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  4. I like your scrap happy blocks! Another great quilt in the making.

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