Playing With Scraps

In keeping with my goal to clean out my scrap bins, I cut several stacks of 2 1/2” and 4 1/2” squares with my Accuquilt cutter and dies.

I’ve been having issues with the Covid brain fog (or perhaps too much American news on tv?) so haven’t been able to muster the concentration I need to finish the blocks I designed for my granddaughter’s quilt or figure out a pattern for my newest great granddaughter so I’ve been playing with scraps.

Simple sewing making four patches and then joining the four patches to make 8 patches, and then 16 patches .

Fun, easy, scrappy fun to keep me occupied while I try to work out a choice of patterns for a sweet new baby girl and muster the concentration needed to finish the other blocks for Delaney’s quilt.

Thank you for stopping by to read my post. 😄 Carol

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Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

14 thoughts on “Playing With Scraps

  1. Just the right thing to do while you think on another design. I found that just fussing with different things while recovering was very helpful in clearing the brain fog. And yes, I quit dwelling on the news and found other diversions and that helped too.

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  2. Hi Carol! This is just the perfect job to do in between your regular sewing. I love the two different sizes you are cutting although I often do a 3″ square, too. Sweet little baby – don’t you just LOVE it when they clasp their hands together like that?!! ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Hi Roseanne. I also do 3” and 3 1/2” squares too. I enjoy making 9” finished blocks so use the 3 1/2” often. Isn’t Grace so much like Clarke? I can almost imagine snuggling her and smelling that sweet baby smell 😁

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  3. Wean yourself from the TV. No one needs that even one hour a day. It isn’t like we control anything. You should be on Scrap Happy with us! You’d fit right in. =) Those 16-patches could be the centers of stars! I have Calico Rose with 12-patch squares and I’m working on Star Kissed with 25-patch, but if you can do the math, either could be done with 16-patch, too. Deanna at Wedding Dress Blue has those two patterns, and some others, too. Check out her tutorials tab.

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    1. Hi Susan. I’ve done a couple of Deanna’s QALs and have StarKissed almost finished. I love her scrappy patterns. Thanks for the tip about Scrap Happy. I just was reading her blog post. As for tv it is 4’ from my sewing table and DH has control of the remote. I love days when football is on 😉


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