Saturday, August 04, 2012

Green Squares.....

 
I have finished the quilting on the two red and white runners. The natural step would be to move onto the binding, wouldn't it? Well that didn't quite happen, I started a new quilt instead. I recently signed up for a charm square swap and the colour I had to send was green. So going through the green drawer in the stash made me realize I have a lot of odd shaped bits of material, like a 10 inch square with a 3 inch bit cut out of a corner making it an L shape. So I went through them all, ironed them and trimmed them down to roughly 4.5 inch strips in different widths, 1 inch being the smallest, 1 and 3/4ths being the largest.

Then I sewed them into squares. The idea being sort of a lattice effect. Scrappy, random placement. I need to make more though! I need 100..... back to the green box.

4 comments:

Laura said...

Great idea! I just finished a strip quilt and I may need to do this to get rid of all the extra strips! Yours looks great!

Cindy said...

Brilliant!

2ne said...

Nice quilt and a great idè.

Michelle said...

Oh this is fantastic - I love it!

I reckon you (and by "you" I mean "me") could do the same thing with all scraps - a strippy scrap vomit quilt, if you will!