Friday, 11 July 2014

From one extreme to the other.

I have been hatching a plot to use teeny tiny scraps of fabric that are too small to do anything with.  I have started a mini patch patchwork quilt.  I photographed it beside the extremely large squared patches that I made the other week so you can get a perspective.


 It would be such a shame to waste these gorgeous scraps of fabrics.  Some are vintage and some are new.  I have acquired these by various means - some are from my own projects, some have been sent to me by bloggy pals, I bought some scraps of vintage pieces from various places and some I just found!
 I plan to keep this project on the go for as long as it takes to make a decent sized quilt.  It is extremely satisfying to see something grow from basically nothing.
 I will keep showing you this project as it grows.
What do you make with your scraps?

8 comments:

Frugal Queen said...

I love scrappy quilting, I can't bear waste

Lyn said...

What do you mean 'one I made earlier' when did that happen? I love them both and you put me to shame, I've not picked up a sewing needle for months, I have been painting a bit so I have tried to be a bit creative....I plan to do loads in the summer holidays......only one week to go! Xxxxxx

Sue Hayton said...

You have so much more patience than me! Lovely colours and patterns

pastcaring said...

Such pretty prints. And a lovely idea. I never know what to do with fabric scraps, but I can't bear to throw them away! xxx

Rosie said...

I love the 'one I made the other week' comment about your larger patchwork quilt - I wouldn't know where to start on making one and if I could it would probably take me ages - you are a very talented lady, Diane - love the mini quilt idea too:)

Lisa said...

A real recycling treasure in the making.
Lisa x

Amy at love made my home said...

Both are beautiful!! xx

lazylol said...

Lovely - I want to make a quilt :)