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.


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.