Apr 13, 2012

stash busting


The scrap bins were overloaded (once again) and driving me nuts so I took the cutter to them and chopped up a whole bunch of 2 1/2” squares.  About 2,000 of them!


054Then I went looking for an idea for what to do with them all and found this 100 patch quilt by Deanna.  Perfect!  I went right to work on it.  My squares are a little bigger so my blocks finish at 29”.  Two blocks are done…10 more to go.  It’s enjoyable because each little piece has a memory of a past project.



Still have plenty of scraps but at least I can close the drawers now.


…and, BTW, we had a nice Easter.  We all get together for breakfast.  The guys are in charge of cooking it.  Then the kiddies are stripped down to diapers and let loose with the dye.  And the tiniest one really liked his new Easter bibs.  That makes me feel happy.  What a fun day!


Darlene said...

Deanna's 100 patch quilt is perfect for your fabulous scraps.

Dying eggs with the little ones is always so much fun.

Carrie P. said...

that's the way to bust that stash. cute family photos.

Kaaren said...

I love it, Annette. The scrappier the better.

Looks like the kiddies had so much fun dyeing Easter eggs.

Rosa said...

Great way to use stash .Your quilt looks great.

Adorable photos!

Barb said...

Deanna sure does some fun things....like what your are doing with your squares.

Needled Mom said...

What a fabulous use of the scraps. I love scrappy quilts!

Pokey said...

That quilt project is right up my alley, great going! Love the family together at Easter, too ~

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love love the scrappy block..I've been sewing leaders and enders with 2" squares and doing something like this would be perfect for them :-) thanks for the inspiration.

Nanette Merrill said...

smart with the no clothes, I'll remember that one

Donna said...

Love the big scrappy blocks. I have so many 2-1/2 inch squares and something like that would be a good use for them.

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