Jan.8th…. scraps,and more scraps

And the boxes of scraps that turn into a storage tub,then two storage tubs…. you get the picture .

That’s what I’m looking at.. I have scraps of my own that have piled up ,scraps from my Mom when we had to rehome her,and more scraps coming from a elderly church lady who called ,saying she has some scraps for me.

So what am I going to do with all this fabric that would take ages to cut up into blocks,then there would be so many little  sizes.. (that thought gives me a headache.)

I went for my pencil ,paper and ruler. I’m not an artist but with the help of a ruler I can draw some lines. I made two block patterns that I liked that used little pieces.


I am also going to use the log cabin one again for I really like it. I once again removed the thread from my machine ,then stacked ten news printing paper under the copy pattern that I had made. I copied off 10 copies of the white copy paper as my guide to sew the lines on the thinner news print. You can see the lines where to sew ,also it makes tearing the paper off easier.

I use the larger pieces for the log cabin ,then put aside the even smaller ones for the little 4.5 inch blocks.

I have fifty five blocks done of the log cabins

Then this block


Fifteen of these done… then the last block pattern.

These are using little shapes of all sizes..


The blocks look like this before you trim them


Trim up the blocks and you had a lovely block full of color.


I have twenty of these done. I have many more to make as it hasn’t even made much of a difference in the scrap stack. I will decide later how I will use them .

I have put in a quilt top back in my frame again,it will keep me busy quilting all winter.. and maybe into next one. It is the fire hosta island quilt top that measures 100″by 100″.


This is the quilt that I just took out.. now to bind it. I really procrastinate when it comes to binding.


Keep warm friends ,for even the south is cold today. I have ice on my porch even in the middle of the day.. Deb

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15 thoughts on “Jan.8th…. scraps,and more scraps

  1. blosslyn

    You have so much patience to deal with those scraps, the results are amazing, when you think, thats exactly what they were, scraps. Love the last photo 🙂 Saw tonight on the news that central and eastern Europe are having terrible weather at the moment, but luckily its not coming our way, it will get colder and maybe some snow, but not like the blizzards they are having at the moment, poor things.

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    1. Deb Post author

      Don’t know about that patient word..:) wished I could hold on to it when it comes to finishing the quilt. 😄 thank you for liking my work . Up north where my daughter lives,they have 8 inches of snow.

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  2. KerryCan

    You are a whirling quilting dervish! Everything is wonderful and, yes, that fire hosta is going to keep you busy and happy for awhile! Your scrap blocks are really inspiring–I was going to say i liked the ones with the black strip in the middle best but then I saw the smallest ones . . . and I love those, too!

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    1. Deb Post author

      Hmm…. thats the only way I can be a whirling dervish,otherwise my feet end up where my head is. Lol!! These little blocks add color like flowers in the summer. Glad you enjoyed them.

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  3. quiltedthrifted

    You know I love scrap quilts. Isn’t it fun to get some new scraps from others and play with something new. I have the same fabrics over and over and love having an addition to the stash. This week I thrifted some fabric from the 70s which is perfect because I have a log cabin I started back then that I need to finish as well as a Maple Leaf applique that was too advanced for me at the time. I like the black stripe in the scrap blocks you made. The black makes a celebration of the other fabric. You will have so much fun stitching on the Fire Hosta Island quilt. It is stunning!

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