Monday, March 13, 2017

Trimming scraps.........

Yesterday I had a hard time zeroing in on a project to work on.  I finally decided to tackle the top of my cutting table in my main floor studio.  The first thing I saw was a pile of strips left over from a few years ago when I cut and sold I Spy kits.  They all had the selvage edge on them (no words or dots, just holes) and varied in width from 1.75" to 3".  Every piece wider than 2" got trimmed to 2".
 I made Rail Fence blocks with them and laid them out like a table runner.  I was thinking of my 3 year old great-grandson while working on this.  I could make 2 more blocks and make 3 square placemats.  Meanwhile I have the rest of the table top to clean off.

9 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Placemats are a good idea! Understand that 'what to work on next?' dilemma, too.

Hedy Hahn said...

Really colorful blocks. Woke up to snow this morning, all white outside.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I have been trimming, trimming HSTs made from a layer cake. I have half done and shrapnel everywhere on my floor. No matter how I try to get it in the trash, the shards just float all over.

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

A 3 year old would love his own placemat, so colorful!

JJM said...

Table runner or placemats those prints are delightful. So full of happy, cheerful prints. I can just see your 3 year old having fun looking at each fabric and telling you what they are.

JJM

Vicki W said...

Placemats for your great-grandson would be a great use for these blocks.

Shasta Matova said...

I've been looking at my rail fence lap quilt and thinking I need to make another one, maybe one with more than three rails. It is on the list for the future. Your placemat is sure to be appreciated.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

How fun! You have an interesting assortment of fabrics there, but then - you always do!

Needled Mom said...

Those are such fun I Spy fabrics.