Liberate Your Scraps!
August 27, 2010 § 15 Comments
My Doll Quilt(s) are done! One of these will be shipped out to my swap partner next week. Which one will it be? While they were both really fun to make, the Liberated Wedding Ring inspired me to dig into my scraps. I’ve decided that this will be my slow winter project now that the summer Wild Geese project is done.
You’ve seen my scrap bins. This is what they looked like just after painting my room more than a year ago. Then last Christmas, the 3 Amigo quilts barely made a dent. Well, they are even more full now! I have got to make a bigger effort at using up the scraps.
So I set them on the floor next to my sewing machine and just started randomly pulling pieces out of the blue/green/purple bin and the pink/orange/yellow bin. I only made 4 pieces and need a bazillion more for a whole quilt. But at least it’s a start, right?
So… all winter (or maybe up until the end of the year) I am going to randomly sew liberated wedding ring blocks until I have a quilt. You can join me too, if you like. I drew some paper-piecing templates in EQ, but you can draw them on scrap paper as well.
Decide what size block you want and mark the half-way point on each side. Draw a diagonal line from the center top to the center of the right side and from the center bottom to the center of the left side. Add seam allowances the center shape and cut it out. Sew your scrappy strips to the other side of the paper.
As I’m typing this… I’m thinking I need more pictures ~ a tutorial perhaps ~ for those folks who have never done foundation paper piecing. I’ll be back next week with more details.
In the meantime… have a fabulous weekend! Where oh where did the summer go?