Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Scraps - 2 Inch Scraps!

Do you ever just want to sew something, but you want it to be really easy to sew?  I like to sew on Sunday afternoons - just for fun!

When I made my String Bean Quilt  (Pat Sloan's Quilt Pattern) I had scraps and extra leftover fabric. I cut all my scraps into 2 inch squares.  There were some charms left and there were a couple pieces of bright fabrics that I did not use in the String Bean Quilt that I had pulled out to use. Because it coordinated so well, I cut it into 2 inch squares too!

I started sewing the squares together, while I was sewing my I Spy Quilt (I haven't shared that here yet), I used them as leaders and enders, when chain piecing (sewing).

Then last week Sunday, I sewed for a couple hours and stitched tons of 4 patches.

Next I stitched them into a row of four 4 patches - that's 8 squares across and 2 down.

I made a fruit snack in the middle of the day.  It looked like my String Bean Quilt.  

Of course, food arranged on a plate --- Looks like a quilt to me!

Today for Sunday Sewing, I made more progress. I stitched together the rows to make ten 64 patch quilt blocks. I had no idea how many squares I had. I just kept sewing...

I received a rose on Friday. I placed it on my table, so I could enjoy it while I was sewing.

I displayed them on a white sheet.  That's my design wall.

I kind of like it this layout. 
Maybe a print fabric?  
Maybe a purple fabric?  
Maybe an orange fabric? 
I am pretty sure, I do not like the white fabric.

Maybe I should put them right next to each other.

I like that too.  Time to pause and think...

With ten blocks, I have an extra one. I could seam rip it and make another row on the bottom.

I like the squares next to each other, but I will try some colorful print fabrics tomorrow or next Sunday, as I ran out of daylight and my fun sewing time.

 I took an up close photo with my rose. Looks cool with the squares in the background.

I love sewing on Sunday afternoons --- Sunday Scraps!

Do you sometimes, just sew for fun???

Enjoy your day!



Vroomans' Quilts said...

I like the setting of the blocks together as a postage stamp quilt - just love the color of this. This is my kind of fun sewing.

Sue said...

Love the squares set colorful and cheerful!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Rosemary B here:
Marcia, you could just cover all of your dining room chairs.... just kidding.
I love this kind of sewing and I have enough scraps to make ....probably a hundred 16 block squares. Yes, that much. I will do that one day.
I think this is one you might have to ruminate on for a while.... let it simmer a few days. pull out some solid colors and see what sparks.
These big blocks have such joyful colors in them. I agree, not white.
Love always and have a great fun Monday

Sheila said...

I like the postage stamp quilt placement. LOVE the colors and prints of your happy 2" blocks.

barbara woods said...

i love using up scraps to make a good cosy quilt

Sandy Panagos said...

I can't believe how much you got done in one day. The fabrics are so pretty. I kind of like the look of the postage stamp idea, too. Very striking!

Carla said...

I like the postage stamp look.
The colors are bright and cheery.

Sandra said...

What type seam allowance do you use - is it 1/4 inch?