Saturday, October 23, 2010

Making it work

After my initial scrap shock and distaste, I've decided that this is a challenge.
To make these scraps work.
In an attractive way.
To prove that ugly scraps can make pretty quilts.
So...
I sorted them by color.
This is red.
So far, so good.
Scrap Solution?

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18 comments:

Ann said...

Yay!! Looking good.
Now, if only my machine would come home from the repair centre, I should absolutely do the same to my ton of scraps...

Pokey said...

The certainly do work, but then again, I love those REDS!

nicolette said...

They work indeed! Love those red blocks!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You have some beauties there Anina! Wish I had red scraps to play with. I'll have to work on that.

Mama Urchin said...

I was going to suggest the mono-color blocks the other day. I've made a few quilts this way with scraps and I love them. You can see them here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mamaurchin/tags/campingquilt/

John'aLee said...

Gorgeous. And boy howdy...do we all have our share of scraps!

Kim's Treasures said...

Very pretty! I'm starting a scrappy quilt next week.

Natalie said...

You've got no worries. I have no doubt that you are going to make something beautiful.

Jackie said...

Good for you! I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with. So far, it looks great!

karenfae said...

working with scraps just takes a little thought but you can usually turn out some nice things from them.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Lee Ann said...

Yay! I am glad to see you working with scraps you hated. :-)

Trisha said...

I think that is what has kept me from working with my scraps up until now. I don't like them much. There is a lot of "old" fabric that I must have bought for some reason but can't remember. I'm working with pink today. From dark burgundy to light pink and I really like the overall look of it even though I don't like most of the fabric. This has been a fun experiment so far.

Lina said...

What do you do with them? Have a giveaway!

Lori said...

yay!

Robin said...

Excellent plan! That pile of red does look promising. :)

Miss White Wall said...

Those blocks look VERY nice, congrats!

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

So far so GREAT!!! Way cool. ;o)

sarah, rsm said...

"So far so GREAT" I'd say!