Sunday, August 29, 2010

Those Blue scraps


For what seems like years, but is only really a few months, I have been trying to reduce the amount of blue scraps that I have accumulated. I have a plastic box with a lid that I could no longer get the lid to fit except by basically sitting on it. So I decided it had to be reduced. Now I am very much a hoarder, always think that if I throw it out or give it away I will need it. So this is what I have come up with, it still needs one more plain border (maybe two) I want to make it into a doona cover for my bed.
If my adding up is correct there are a total of 136 blue squares made from the scraps. Eleven borders so far and the turning in the centre. I made it up as I went along.
The centre is sixteen 4 1/2 inch squares. All the rest are 5 inch, except for four in 3rd border which I had to make bigger to make them fit.
By the way the lid now goes down on the box easily, but it is still full.

7 comments:

Barb said...

Your quilt is amazing and the black just sets the blocks off...wonderful!

Thompson Family Quilters said...

very pretty

Vicki said...

It has turned out really good Marg :) Fabulous!

Robyn said...

What a great quilt! Is another one in the plan for the rest of those blue fabrics?

Lucky-1 said...

Wow the quilt came up so lovely:)

Liz said...

Marg---Spectacular!!!So clever!!

Karen's Korner said...

Great use of scraps. The quilt is lovely.

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I am a mum of five and a grandma to eight, Four boys and four girls. I live with my Husband and the two youngest children, and four poodles. We reside in a tiny town near the Snowy Mountains in NSW My Passion is creating, the only time I am not is when it gets too hot and then I am just listless. I usually have far to many projects going at once, because there is always one more that catches my eye.