Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Scrap Happy Follow-up

Refining the way I organize my skinny scrap strips has turned out to be pretty useful. 😀

For Scrap Happy Day I showed how I'd filled a stackable storage container with 1.5" strips of specific lengths. Since then I've been sewing those strips together between other projects (and some more because I just couldn't stop!).

I'm making these so they will finish 6" square. As you can see, they will come in handy in a variety of ways.

In this picture I've thrown in a freestyle log cabin block and the Hole in the Barn Door my friend C~ gave me for my birthday.

I've fallen victim to found another way to use other scrap patches that accumulate here in The Magpie's Nest. That's what comes of visiting people like Gayle and Sally T. They are embroiled in the process of making Demented quilts, based on a free pattern for a Garden Mosaic quilt from Free Spirit Fabrics. (How could I resist a name like Demented?!) I even have a box that's perfect to store the blocks in until I have enough to do something with them.

The pattern may be called Garden Mosaic but these look like butterflies to me. Once again, I'm not sticking to the directions given in the pattern. I'm using my 2.5" squares and corresponding HST's. I believe the pattern calls for slightly smaller patches. At this point I haven't a clue how many I'm going to make or whether I'll follow the pattern layout at all. They may end up being incorporated into 12" blocks or used as sashing, who  knows? That's one of the things I love about having a Parts Department: it creates so much opportunity to play!


  1. I am with you on the Garden Mosaic project - I plan to use 2.5" squares since that is what I have the most of in the crumb boxes (and also what I have dies to cut more). I will NOT be making one as large as the free pattern but I plan to have fun with the making here and there along the way.

  2. That looks like a great project to join in on! You're doing so well using all your scraps... I need to start doing that too! xx

  3. I'm very glad to observe that you are clearly feeling MUCH better :-) How lovely to have found yet another way to indulge your Passion for Parts and Pieces. Some things are just meant to be...

  4. That looks like some very clever fussy cutting of doves in your parts department.
    Yes, how could anyone resist a project with a name like ‘demented’? I once chose a paint colour because I couldn’t resist its name: seductress!

  5. Welcome to the Demented Gang! Cathy at Sane, Crazy, Crumby Quilts is making one, too, though I think Sally is way out ahead of us with hers!


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