Monday, February 1, 2016

Sewin' Scraps

It is so satisfying, isn't it?  Digging though your scrap bin, finding little tiny scraps and chain piecing them together willy nilly.  I love it.  It's quite peaceful.


I have three borders remaining in my medallion quilt.  The flying geese (which are coming along!), followed by a thin 3/4 inch scrappy border and then a wider (2-3 inch) border in block color.  The scrappy border seemed like a quick and easy project to take on in evenings after work last week.


I stitched together anything 1 inch - 3 inches long by 1.5 - 2 inches wide until I had a chain 240+ inches long.  I trimmed the whole thing to 1 1/4 inches wide to finish at 3/4 inches in the quilt.  There are some of my absolute favorite fabrics included in this border by using scraps that would be too small for me to use in any other project.  They make me so happy popping up like little pieces of confetti.

One of three remaining borders finished and ready to assemble.  Check!  Now back to focusing on those geese....


5 comments:

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I'm impressed! Great way to use up those little bits you love and it will make a pretty border!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

I do love a scrappy border! And I agree it's such a great way to use up tiny scraps.

Maker Joy said...

It's one of my favourite things to do with scraps. There is just something so zen about it.

Stacey said...

I love sewing with scraps, too. This is a great way to put them together, I'll have to try this!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love that idea!

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