Friday, July 12, 2013

More Therapy from Scraps

I have been working on one of my long term scrap projects (I posted about it earlier here).  I call this kind of project "scrap therapy" because it is what I sew when I need something mindless, cheerful, and soothing.  I love playing with scraps anyway, but there is something so therapeutic about chain piecing scrap strips into monochromatic strip sets.  Maybe it's just me.  Anyhow, I trimmed them to 5 1/2" x 10 1/2" and kept a running total of how many I had of each color.  Initially I had no plan in mind.  The enjoyment was mostly in the making, rather than in an end product.
As they stacked up, I started to think about various arrangements.  There are so many possibilities for rectangles of this size and of course a rainbow of colors to work with.  I think I have settled on a plan now, so I've rounded out my stack to just the number I'll need, including a bunch on neutral, low volume rectangles.
I hope to get these 96 blocks sewn into a top soon.
Now can someone tell me how it is possible my scrap bin is still full of strips?

8 comments:

Jusmom1 said...

I have so many "scrappy" quilts floating around in my head...and haven't had the time or energy to get to any of them. I just CAN'T start anything else or I might drown in UFOs! I have to work on finishing up the one, two, three, four, five...fifteen!!!! Oh goodness! Did they multiply when I wasn't looking? Yup, I have the UFO bug bad!

Erica said...

I swear scraps multiply! I keep using them but the bin doesn't seem to get any less full!

charlotte said...

I can't wait to see what you make with these lovlies.

sharpie said...

This is a beautiful array of scraps! Can't wait to see what you turn them into!

Ginny said...

I love your scrappy rectangles! I can totally relate that sometimes we must sew to just sew and not be on a deadline and worry about all the particulars. Can't wait to see what these beauty's will become.

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

I adore the raw possibility here. Totally excited to see what you do!

krista said...

i love what you're doing, here. can't wait to see what your plan is! perhaps you have a magic scrap bin, take one out, another one appears!

Ramon said...

This is fantastic!