Saturday, May 17, 2008

And then I got carried away . . .

. . . making more strip sets. These ones are from pieces I got in some grab bags from Grandmother's Garden a few years ago. They are the selvage off cuts from 5" strips of fabric which they use to make 5" square fabric packs, so the length of each one was 5" (more or less, interestingly some weren't exactly 5") The widths of the strips varied depending on the width of the original fabric. I still find it amazing that quilt fabric is not a standard width and can vary by as much as 2"-3".
Mmmm.... there is enough here for a 'Chinese Coins' strip quilt, and it hasn't made one smidgeon of difference to the size of my scrap pile!

4 comments:

Jane said...

Oh those scraps have me salivating.

Joy said...

Welcome to my world!
I have done nothing but play with scrap bins for the last year and have hardly made a dent....great stress reflief though!

Janice said...

lovely, lovely!

meggie said...

Perfect scrap use! Looks lovely too.