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Friday, June 6, 2014

More scrap bustin

Here it is...the naked truth. No cleaned up photos, just raw images!  LOL
Complete with strings and threads that haven't been trimmed yet!
And you thought you would never see naked here!

A couple posts back, I shared my strip sets

and the blocks I turned them into

Well, here is a peek what they look like stitched together.

This is the actual block.
It takes 16 stripy blocks for each big block.

An alternate pattern emerges as you put your big blocks together.
Kinda cool huh!

 Best yet, anything goes...


You will find a little Christmas, Halloween, Southwest, Brights, Oriental...


A scrap soup so to speak!   Some of these fabrics were so old, that I don't even remember buying them. Who knows where they showed up from. Some were hideously ugly.

But finished they played together nicely.

Break out the sunglasses for this thread. 
It did bring it all together.

A little bit of my hand dyes for the inner border 
a bright butterfly fabric outer border and backing all came from my stash. 
Something I bought years ago, for a project I have long forgot about.
I am delighted to tell you that I only have about an 8"x10" piece of the butterflies left.
Now is that luck or what.

Yes, this is what quilting all started out to be.  A little bit of this and a little bit of that. Whatever you could get your hands on.
I refer to these as my "freebie" quilts. I didn't purchase anything new to make it, so it's free to me!

Oh how I love this "Trashcan Treasure". If you get a chance, take a class from Pat Speth the Nickel Quilt lady. She shares the pattern for this in her classes!
It's a keeper!


  1. That's my kind of scrappy! I love the quilting on it, too. Well done!

  2. I love it! Have many scrap pieces sewed to paper just waiting for a pattern. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. what a beautiful trashcan treasure, guess you went dumpster diving in your scrap bins....nice quilting- a panto?

  4. It has come together really well. Amazing how so many different designs can actually work like that!
    A wonderful finish.

  5. That is a fabulous freebie quilt. Are your strips cut at 2 1/2"? Heaven knows that I have enough uglies to make a quilt!!!

  6. Love your "Trashcan quilt".

  7. I have so many scraps and precut strings that I really need to do something with. And this looks like something I could and would do! It's so pretty! I love scrappy quilts!

  8. I love it! I have a huge sack of strings ready to sew up - probably enough for three quilts! blessings, marlene

  9. This is so lovely, I am going to start following you, this is impressive and so modern for a scrappy quilt. Thanks again.

  10. Really pretty! And I loved your post featuring your hand-dyes -- those colors are luscious. Nice work!



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