Sunday, November 13, 2011

Endless Strip Sets

About a year ago, I vowed to stop filling up bins with scraps...  and since I quilt a lot, I seem to make a lot of scraps!!!  And, for a year, I have managed to use up those scraps as i made them, doing things like string quilts.  Recently I've been sewing together strip sets - and looking for interesting things to do with them...  So, here are a couple of charity tops made up from scrap sets...  The first one is a Bonnie Hunter design from her website ;  on the second I just made snowballs out of strip blocks...

I am gradually learning to put more solids with my scrappy quilts so the eye can 'rest' somewhere - progress!  (and don't tell anyone but one row is in there wrong - in the middle - but I'm sure as heck not ripping it out!
 Boy, you sure can see the power of white in that quilt, can't you?  Not sure I would put those in there if I was doing it again...  just trying to use up that piece of scrap!!
Happy Quilting, everyone...

Kate

4 comments:

Cherry Red Quilter said...

I really like your idea of using up those scraps as you go - just have to use up the ones I have already accumulated first! Lvoe the quilts! Someone is going to love them!

Anonymous said...

I really like the snowball quilt using strip sets. I'll have to put that on my list-to-do. Thanks for sharing.
cindy

Nanci said...

I learned to quilt fast and furious quilts with strippies. The background colours just finish the vavoom of the quilts! Yours are awesome!

Pattilou said...

Your scraps make beautiful quilts. I'm going to have to try the snowball effect. I've had some of the same problem with whites--but ya gotta use it somewhere!

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