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…

3 comments:

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

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  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!

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  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

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