I have lots of scraps and have never really used them because I can’t ever figure out what I want to do. A few months ago, I bought Sunday Morning Quilts (< affliate link) and it basically gives you lots of ideas about how to use scraps. Honestly, I looked through it, admired how pretty all the pictures were, then put it away.
But, the other day I pulled it out the other day and made myself pick something to make, and this it is. Actually, my 4-year-old picked it out. He just loooooves all the “cowors.”
Cute, right? A little busy, but very cute.
So, I’ve been pulling fabric out of this……
and have made these…. 10 so far.
I’m trying to just pull from the scrap pile and not think too much about what I’m putting where. The exception is the square in the middle, which the book suggests using fussy cut squares. (The best way I know to describe fussy cut is when you pick out a specific part of the fabric that you want and cut it out, like the way I tried to frame the bird in the picture.) But for the other pieces, I’m definitely trying to just sew whatever I pull.
I think this pattern calls for something like 265 blocks. That is A LOT of blocks, so I’m not really trying to rush and get this one done. Right now, I’m just going to try to do 5 blocks a day and see where that gets me.
If you’re looking for a good book about using scraps, I’d recommend this one. I’ve enjoyed it. The authors give some good tips and the pictures are pretty.