75 Down…

by Nicole

Only 69 blocks to go!


It’s taking everything in me not to hoard the scraps that come from trimming these blocks.

It seems like such a waste to throw away this much fabric, but they are all odd shapes and pretty small. I’d have to get pretty creative to do something with these pieces. Right now, I’m focused on getting the blocks done. 

By the time I’m done, this wastebasket will probably be overflowing!

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Gra September 1, 2012 - 1:01 pm

I love those blocks. Beautiful colors. I make pillow inserts with scraps like that. I always have an empty pillow insert cover and throw fabric scraps and batting scraps in there until it is full, then I just stitch it to close it and it is ready!

Lori September 1, 2012 - 1:24 pm

That quilt is going to be gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see the finished quilt top!

Heather D. September 1, 2012 - 2:26 pm

Getting there!

Lynn September 1, 2012 - 4:14 pm

I just finished a string quilt, I had to stop after 20. I love the colors of yours. I've been saving my tiny f scraps for stuffing for a pet bed. I saw it somewhere and thought I'd try it.

Valerie September 1, 2012 - 8:34 pm

Oh, I know! I hate throwing away the little guys too, but sometimes, practicality just has to win out! Way to go on the blocks-your plowing through them!

Cherie September 1, 2012 - 9:38 pm

Not far now! It'll all be worth the effort. Gosh that is a lot of trimmings. I always hate that task! =D

Megan September 1, 2012 - 11:26 pm

I love the colours in these blocks – they are in my 'very favourite' colour palette. It is so hard to throw away scraps isn't it, but they do look pretty in that bin like that 🙂

thisyearsdozen September 2, 2012 - 3:19 pm

Hey Nicole, once that basket is filled with the scraps, take them and make a doll pillow for your girls. I use my scrap batting and tiny pieces as filling. It works great. The doll never knows. 😀

Love the colors. You will be finished in no time.

I am making string blocks too. For a swap. I have 25 finished.

Megan September 2, 2012 - 3:26 pm

WootWoot! You got this! You've definitely found your string block groove. For scraps, I know there's a woman in DOQ who collects bits and pieces to make pet beds for the local animal shelters. I think she set up a donation station for fabric and batting scraps at the Phydeaux pet store, right around the corner from Thimble Pleasures.

Jenny September 3, 2012 - 6:08 pm

What beautiful stack of blocks!
I keep all my small, odd shaped scraps for my kids to play with. They love glueing fabric to paper and it keeps them busy while I sew!

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