Thursday, March 29, 2012

Leftovers - Fabric, That Is

When I made the Strip Twist quilts there were quite a few "ends" of the strip sets that were not long enough to be used in the quilts.  And you know I hate waste!

So, since the original strips were 2 1/2 inches, I cut the leftovers into 2 1/2 inch strips.  I added two additional 2 1/2 inch squares to each strip set.
That made each strip 6 squares.

I sewed six of those together and now I have some 36-square blocks playing around on my design wall.  There may be some chickens up there, too. ;)

Some leftover backing and batting turned into these mug rugs.  Like I said, I hate waste!  I can't say my sewing is excellent on these by any means, but they will be useful and I like them.

It's a gray, overcast day here, but we need some rain so that's a good thing.

Hope you're utilizing all that life is giving you in a good way.

Hugs and kisses,


Nanette Merrill said...

great idea...I love using leftovers. I mean we did pay for the fabric, so I want to use it all. I have blocks and things that can be easily made into blocks in a growing box to make at least one old maid quilt.

Thimbleanna said...

Way to use your scraps Elaine! I hope you're getting your rain!

Susan said...

I like to use up my scraps, too. Have you seen the itty bitty twister? It uses 2 1/2 inch blocks. I love everything you do!

*karendianne. said...

There is nothing like a happy quilter. Visiting you makes me want to throw "tired" to the wayside and quilt! BTW, mug rugs are very cool.

Anonymous said...

I have scraps that I plan to oneday put to good use! You inspire me.

Karen said...

I love to see bits and pieces used in great ways. Lovely!!

Glenda said...

Although I'm not a quilter, I love quilts of all kinds. I treasure the ones my MIL made for us. Your quilts are so beautiful - as are the mug rugs.

Susie Swanson said...

Blocks are what I'm famous for..I'm with you, don't believe in wasting..I love the mugs too..Susie