Yesterday I described my current stash and scrap system (such as it is). I expect it will not change all that much, but I am devising some ways of actually seeing what I have and some ideas for how to move forward. If you didn't read it, catch that post here.
I had received some wonderful 2.5 inch squares from several members of my Sunshine On-line Quilt Guild (thank you, thank you going out to Beth, Joann and Cathy L!). Those will be my starting point. I know I can work with these and find some sustainable ways to work with this size leftovers from my work.
I don’t want to make her blush, but I have found Cynthia Brunz’ website Quilting is More Fun Than Housework to be so inspirational for how to use scraps/yardage and have the quilts come out looking beautifully pulled together. I recently went to her page for the Scrap-a-Palooza Quilt Gallery where she shows the step-by-step progress of some scrap projects and found the Zig-Zag Quilt (May 2014). Please follow the links above to her site if you are looking for some great ideas.
Since I wasn’t sure if I had enough squares to make Cynthia’s Zig-Zags right off the bat, I switched over to this pattern that has smaller centers:
It is from the book "Seemingly Scrappy" by Rebecca Silbaugh:
I will go back and make Cynthia’s pattern after I have cut all of my own leftover binding pieces and created a special place for 2.5 inch squares. Then I know I’ll have enough and the colorful squares will look wonderful in her design!
And this is the work in progress while I was auditioning for the big squares:
|but the black with multi-color was just right!|
I still have to rearrange some blocks to distribute the logs that were slightly lighter (I used everything from my stash after all) – but, I’m in love with it! And they look way better after quilting...
Linking up to Oh Scrap! on Sunday. Check out what ideas others are coming up with for using their scraps (see the button on my sidebar).