One of my favorite designers is Denyse Schmidt. Did I mention it once or twice? 🙂
I have a lot of waste of different sizes from different projects and I decided it was time to use them. So I started sewing them together by randomly choosing colors and prints of about the same size. No plan, just sew.
At first I only sewed strips together, but it got a little boring. And I had several scraps of a triangular shape, so I made them semi-square triangles. And then I decided to mix it up a bit more, so I also built a few rickety log cabins.
I try not to cut the leftovers to a certain size, I don’t want to waste any fabric. So every scrap that is 3/4 inches and larger is used. That means I have to give up quite a bit of control over this project. Because if I need this block of logs to match this half square triangle, I may have to use a print that I wouldn’t choose but that happens to be the perfect size. It’s really addictive to just go with the flow! 🙂
In 2018 I made a quilt top made from Denyse Schmidt fabrics (for some reason I didn’t write anything about it …) and I have a few unused parts that would have been used to make the drunken man’s blocks for this quilt. I decided to use this to make some drunken people’s blocks for this scrap quilt. But because there was an odd number of cut pieces in the different sizes needed, I am a little against my “rule” that I have to use the leftovers as they are and cut them so that I can include the drunkard’s patch blocks can make enough variety.
Of course, if you cut the larger parts to make these blocks, there will be more waste, so it’s really a self-sustaining project! 😀
I’m not sure how big this quilt will be (because it had to be a quilt!). I’m almost at the end of my scraps. At this point I can just put it in the closet for a while and add to it when I have more junk. We will see… 🙂
Blake helps, of course. 🙂
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