The 15th of the month is ScrapHappy Day, hosted by Kate and Gun. The idea is this: nothing but scraps for whatever we're working on. Find links at the end of this post to visit others using scraps.
I had some small pieces of black and tan plaids left over from these blocks and some blues/greens/teals/aquas left over from this quilt. At some point I get tired of seeing the stacks and began thinking about using them. But what to do with them? How to use them? What to make? I had a few ideas but dithered. Then I realized I have enough scraps (with more in the making) for more than one quilt, especially if they're small, so I just began These are my ideas.
Square-in-square blocks, 4" finished. Many, many together. I thought to make this size because if the plaids are cut smaller they would hardly look like plaids, and because of the sizes of scraps I have. I love the seeing greens, teals, and blues together, but I'm not sure this would be a great quilt. Boring, maybe?
Part of me asks, "Can't you find something more interesting to do with these fabrics than squares?" One of my holdups is always the question whether the pattern choice I've made is the best use of the fabric I have. Sometimes I'm sure it is, other times not. And these plaids are so busy! Can you imagine these small pieces of fabric (none bigger than about 5" or strips longer and wider than about 2" x 12") creating a different block?
I need to start a new quilt like I need a hole in the head. I already have too many quilts in progress and not enough time or motivation to finish them quickly. I've found that I can talk myself out of almost anything (except chocolate) so it's possible that I won't get far with these before deciding against turning them into a quilt. Maybe they're just scrap play.
Before you go, please go look at the very scrappy baby quilt I just finished. I love it!
If you're inclined, visit these other scrap-users to see what they're up to.
Kate, Gun, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda, Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Jon, Hayley, Dawn, Gwen, Bekki, Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, Nanette, Ann, Nancy, Dawn 2, Noreen, Bear, Carol, Preeti and Edith.
Thanks for visiting.