Wednesday, 27 January 2016

A year of scraps: Strings

I am currently serving my second year as the leader of our guild, and was quite active regarding last year’s theme – Scraps. You all know how I love my scraps, so that’s probably no surprise, so I thought I would share some of the things I worked on during the year, starting at the beginning.

In January we presented the first scrap challenge which was to make a small quilt from the size of a mugrug and up to a place mat. I made two quilts as examples and blogged about them here.

In February we presented our block swap of the year which was a diagonal string blocks with a white strip in the middle
(step by step tutorial posted on the guild blog here).

I also played around with different setting possibilities in EQ7
(all of them were posted here).

We also had a scrap workshop where I demonstrated different ways to make scrap blocks and generally had great fun with our fellow guild members. I worked on some simple string pillows which I have embellished with yarn and free motion drawing.

It is a very simple yet decorative way of jazzing up string blocks (or any block). I will post a tutorial on how to do this later.

These small pillows probably spend more time on the floor than on the couch upstairs, serving as weapons in pillow fights…


  1. Pillow fights? Probably the best way to use a pillow!!

  2. I think little boys think pillows belong on the floor or flying thru the air or jumped on. That's where mine always seem to be when they are visiting. I love it!

  3. I like the scrappy table runners or mats. They are my favorite. I have lots of scraps now but am using them much differently than this. Good to use up the bits. xox