Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Playing with leftovers

I'm sure a lot of you have had piles of leftover scraps after making a quilt project.  It seems like I always do.  The little individual pieces I usually add to my scrap drawers, but this time I was left with a lot of 1" strips of the same fabric line (French Roasted by Island Batik).  They were from a couple projects that will be in a future book by Annies (yet to be released).  Anyway- these strips were so lovely and so small- what to do with them?  I didn't want to just put them away with my scraps.

I wish I had taken a picture off all the strips before I worked with them, but I just jumped right in and forgot all about photos.  I decided to sew the strips together into various rows of four.  Then I cut those into 1" strips and sewed them into squares  of 4 rows.  So each block has 16 squares.

I had enough other fabric to add the squares and border strips.
Here is the little runner.

You can't tell from the photo, but the pieced squares measure 2" x 2" (1/2" squares inside).  The whole runner is 26" x 11".

Play with your scraps - you can make a whole new project!