Thursday, February 25, 2016

Leftover Play

I have these scrappy pieces left from cutting away behind appliqued stars
The largest size I can cut is 4" square.  Of course, I have plenty of light scraps I could use to make them larger.  We're just playing.

I have some strips from collars, cuffs, and leftovers from other quilts.

And I have some scrap triangles.

And then I have some circles cut from the backs of the appliqued circles on the star blocks.  (Sorry about the flash photo due to lack of sunlight in recent days.)

I have this conversation with myself about circles:

Me:  I really don't enjoy appliqueing circles.

Myself:  Maybe not, but they're ready-made.  All you have to do is stitch them down.

Me:  The stitching down is the part I don't like about circles.  I could cut them into squares and then I could sew them on the machine.

Myself:  But that would be a waste of fabric and you really don't like to waste fabric.  You should just use the circles.  See, here's what they would look like.  You could put the big ones in the corners between these blocks....

I haven't convinced myself, so we continue to play.

I think I like the lighter cross bars: less contrast and I suppose I'm thinking of spring.

I just noticed that Barbara Brackman published a post about circles today, too:  Too Dots, Two Moons.  Maybe I'll consider the layout in that post.

On the other hand, I'm sure there are plenty of other ways I could use these scrappy leftovers.

I'm linking this post to
> Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework
> Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
> Moving It Forward Monday at Em's Scrapbag
> Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
> Design Wall at Patchwork Times
> Main Crush Monday (MCM) #9 at Cooking Up Quilts
Thanks, ladies.



  1. I love your circles! Your conversation with yourself gave me a chuckle.

    1. Thanks, Brenna. You wouldn't believe the conversations I have with myself sometimes. If you knew, you'd probably do more than chuckle! Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

  2. Hmmm, decisions decisions. There are some beautiful colors in your circles. Perhaps an easier way would be to place the right side on a square of muslin, sew around the perimeter, cut a small slit in the muslin, turn right side out, press and quickly applique down. While watching the last episode of Downton? Hmmm, have fun.

  3. I am always having similar conversations with myself. Your block choices all look great. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  4. Ha! You talk to yourself too! Looks like it's a good technique because you've certainly got something there! I like the addition of the circles.

  5. It's so great to see your creative process at work, and especially the conversations you have with yourself :) I have conversations like this all the time, and it's both humorous and reassuring to hear it from another quilter. I'm supporting circle Nancy!

    1. Martha, you're not the first to say you have conversations with yourself, too. I think there must be a lot of us. Thanks for your vote for circles. We'll see....

  6. Nancy, I talk to myself all the time! I have to say I agree with the circles though.... :) Thanks for sharing this fun post on Main Crush Monday!


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