Monday, April 14, 2014

Green Giant

This is a great scrap buster.  I used my Accuquilt Studio and the 3 1/2 inch strip die and cut up a whole bucket of green scraps.  I've been saving them for a couple years and finally decided it was time to use them up.  Then, I sewed them end to end and cut the first strip 60 inches long.  I just kept sewing pieces to each side of the original strip until I had 26 total strips.  It took about 2 hours to sew and another hour and a half to quilt.  I have a ton of strips left, probably enough to make another quilt.  And this was a small bucket of scraps.  I have a bucket of yellow, red, brown, blue and white/black scraps already sorted.  Looks like I need to get busy making more of these.  Plus that doesn't even touch all of the non sorted scraps.  I think this is what we may work on at our quilt day.  The kids can cut the scraps and sew the pieces together end to end and cut the strips 60 inches long.  Then they can pass the strips to the veteran sewists who can sew all the strips together.  I bet we can get quite a few quilt tops finished on our quilt day.

2 comments:

Pickles Quilting said...
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Pickles Quilting said...

Scrap quilts look so fun! I have never tried to make one before...but I think that you have inspired me to start saving up all my scraps into colors buckets. (Beautiful quilt, by the way.) ;) -Brittany