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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

playing with scraps



Lately I see so many posts filled with pictures of lovely scrap quilts,
that it inspired me to start making one too! A little quilt.
I use the mile a minute technique. You find a great tutorial here. Only I made a small difference. After I sew all the blocks I cut them in half diagonal. Then I rearranged the triangles in to a nice pattern and sew them togheter. It's a fast and simple way of using scraps.


This is what was left on my cutting table! I'm off now, have to cook some dinner. Otherwise my DH thinks I'm on the computer all day!

23 comments:

Linda said...

Very clever way of doing the blocks Corry, they look lovely.

Yummers! said...

I love what you have created! The colors are so bright and cheerful. The design is great. Thanks for sharing 'how to do it'.
Joni

kcamou said...

It is so vibrant. Great work!!!

Dutch scraps said...

Nice scraps! Mile a minute is great and cuting it in triangles gives it more possibilities.

Nicole said...

I love your scrap quilt! That is my favorite style of quilt--the more fabrics the better.

atet said...

What a fun little quilt -- and I love that you cut the blocks up and rearranged them!

Jeanne said...

That's a wonderful little scrap quiilt! Very creative way to set the blocks. I will have to try cutting some in half, too.

Levin (and Emily) said...

The quilt looks fantastic - can't wait to see the finished product one day.
I'm off to finish cooking tea too!

Andrea said...

Great idea to chop the blocks up further Corry. They look lovely !

Felicia said...

Groovy. I'll have to check into that mile a minute tutorial.

Nancy said...

Wow, this is going to be gorgeous!

Jenny said...

What a great idea! I am so inspired by every blogger today.

Guðrún said...

That is great, new way of doing the mile a minute block. I have to try those MAM blocks some day.

Euphoria said...

I like it! Super cute!

Jeanne said...

Oh, I really like this idea! I'm going to make a few scrap blocks today, and cut them across -- can't wait to try it!
Jeanne

Lucy said...

Can't wait to see more of this quilt ! You did a wonderful job. I liek it very much.

Dawn said...

I want to try that technique!!!!!
Thanks for the link.
Thanks, too, for stopping in!

Mary said...

That is so pretty.I'm hoping to use some scraps up by rag rugging I'll let you know how it goes

Hollabee said...

Great work! So inspiring to find crafty dutchies...I like staying in touch with my roots (I moved to the other side of the world 2 yrs ago). Keep up the great work!

Patti said...

I love what you've done with these! I'll have to try this with some of mine. Goodness knows I still have lots and lots of strips and crumbs to use up. Thanks so much for the super idea!

anne bebbington said...

Hi Corry - just refound your blog - going back to your post about missing socks I have the theory that sock manufacturers make one of each pair water-biodegradable after 10 washes in the washing machine - that way we just keep buying more and more socks :o)

Kieny said...

I love what you did with your scraps! Thanks for the link Corry.

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