Friday, March 6, 2015

Playing with string scraps

The last quilt, Hillbilly Hookup, made a lot of scraps.  I tried tossing them in the trash, only to pull them out...twice.  Oh fiddlesticks!  I might as well just get it over with and make something from them.  Even though the scrap pieces were small and oddly shaped,  I managed to get enough 2.5 triangles cut for 7 wacky looking stars.


To cut the triangles I used a Hex N More ruler.  Unless my plan changes I'll need to use this ruler again to for the hex shape.


There's still a huge pile of  tiny string scraps.  Can I throw them away?  Not yet...I've tried but it just seems like a waste. 


~ Lea Anne ~
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10 comments:

  1. I'm cleaning up my cutting table tonight and cutting weird scraps into squares. I have no idea what I will do with them. My inclination is to put them in plastic bags with the size labeled on the bag. BUT I would just have to find a place for the bags...crikey...

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  2. Heh thanks for this idea. I bought that same ruler, would love to proceed but I've not had the right focus on getting started. These stars look absolutely fabulous you know.

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  3. Oh what cute little blocks. You must keep going!

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  4. Wow,those are awesome. I love how bright the are.

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  5. Love your stars. You always have the prettiest scraps - you just choose better than I do.

    Some folks use the "crumbs" to make potholders. Sheila at Sew Cook and Travel and Alycia at Alycia Quilts - see my side bar for links. I haven't gotten that memo yet. If it's too small for two 1/4" seam allowances it goes into the bag that will become filler for floor pillows and the bigger pieces have their own (now overflowing) box for something to be made later. I don't throw any pieces. If I don't like it, it might find it's way into the floor pillow as a bigger piece. (We can be vengeful you know.) Lol
    Hugs

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  6. Fabric is very expensive here in England so no-one throws scraps, they sell them on Ebay! I made a whole quilt from tiny crumbs. I do like your stars. I have never seen that ruler, so I would love to see how you use it please?

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  7. That quilt is on my list to make one day. Really pretty Lea Anne

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  8. What darling stars! Looks like you still have a bunch of scraps left. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Keep up the great work. K-

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  9. Oh.. these are fun! I just bought this ruler to use in a BOM that I joined this year. Thanks for sharing another idea for this one! Looking forward to seeing where you go with these little stars.

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