In the spirit of continuing from where I left off yesterday, today saw me pulling out all the stops this morning to finish my happy scrappy quilt.
The tutorial is quite complicated, but I shall summarise as simply as I can.
First, make a Postage Stamp Quilt using the tutorial by Rita of Red Pepper Quilts.
Next, realise your 2×7 inch strips are doing a “Fishes and Loaves” number on you, and make two Coin Quilts form the “leftover” strips.
Lastly, in sheer desperation to be rid of the strips which have hanging around for over a year, sew all the remaining strips together to make a quilt top. Do not add borders or strips between the rows, or you will still not be rid of the strips.
The last step is to find someone willing to take the resulting, rather chaotic mess, off your hands. I will deliver this one to it’s new home next week.
I have just a handful of strips left, thankfully not enough to make anything else. To make sure the strips don’t continue multiplying, I shall donate them to the Arts Recycling Centre. They can continue multiplying in someone else’s scrap box!
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Link a Finish Friday.
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Very amusing post – great writing! And great quilts too, of course.
Thanks for visiting. At some stage I will discover quilt math, it might mean fewer scraps to use up.
Looking great! I love scrappy quilts!
Thanks, I do too. Mainly because I love fabric, and with scrappy quilts you get to handle and play with more fabrics.
Scraps breed in the box when you’re not looking. Don’t bother doing math – it’s not a good scrap contraceptive.
Oh, that was my future plan. Do I just resign myself to being overun by scraps on a regular basis then? I guess thats why some bloggers give away their scraps as a regular prize.
Great post, it made me laugh! And there’s lots to look at in your leftover happy scrappy quilt!
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