Friday, February 15, 2013

Therapy from Scraps

If you have a problem with rainbows, you should look away now.
Recently, my bin of scrap strips began to overflow, but really, let's not pretend this long term project is simply a way to remedy a surplus of scrap strips.  No, I'll own up to it.  I enjoy sewing monochromatic strips sets so much, I have gone so far as to accept additional scrap strips from friends, even buying them at times!  In the grand scheme of things, it is an inexpensive form of therapy though, and it's productive too. Right?
When I need a break from the sewing I should be doing, I grab a handful of strips, snip them a bit longer than required, piece, and trim each block into a 5.5 x 10.5 rectangle.  What's not to love?  I get to pair lovely fabrics, do some mindless chain piecing, and rainbows appear.
I don't have a plan for these blocks just yet, although I have in mind two quilts from Scrap Republic  that could be adapted to work.  Lots of possibilities...

For now, I'll keep sewing strip sets.