Friday, July 08, 2016

Scraps - another Drop off

A Friend might have made a drive by on thursday..... and look what was dropped!!

A HUGE ( out of focus) box!!!
Of all 2 1/2 inch strips!!!

So while I was watching TV with the boys
I sorted them by color 




and Yesterday
( After Basketball practice, A trip to Sams, Shooting Sports and chores!!)

This is what I made!!!


Well - really , its' just a start!

Every pattern I have found for this block calls for 2 3/8 inch strips - 
so I adjusted them to 2 1/2 , and it made a 12 inch block - so I think it should be good?

I'll make more tomorrow and make sure I did the measurements right!

Yay!!

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17 comments:

Kate said...

Wow, you made great use of those scraps from the git go. Looking forward to seeing this new project take shape.

Judy V from Thornton CO said...

What a fun gift!!! And these strips were already cut at 2.5 inches, all right! And the 2.5 inch measurement makes far more sense than 2 3/8 inches, doesn't it? Love your block!

KaHolly said...

I think it will be grand!

Sherrill said...

I just know you hate surprises like that!! LOL Love the block--what's the name of it? A 12" block? Perfect!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Looks very good to me!

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

Wow! Great use of the scraps. I love this block. I might have to come up with a quilt using it. I also have lots of 2.5" strips already cut!

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

When we get a bunch of someone else's scraps it always rejuvenates our own & makes them look better

I mailed off a box of quilts to you yesterday(July 7). You should have them in a few days.

diana569 said...

still laughing! I really like this block, will you be adding this block to your scrap blocks folder?

Tami C said...

This block of yours seems to have attracted quit a few quilters! I too am jumping on the band wagon and will be waiting to see where you go with it!

WeedyMama said...

I believe that block is called an "Album" block.

Do you sleep?

The Joyful Quilter said...

Hooray!! for scraps (and making them work for you.)

Robby H. said...

That block is beautiful. 2 3/8" strips? Who are they kidding? Hope you find your plan works out just fine, it certainly makes more sense.

KatieQ said...

The block looks great! I've never seen it made with 2.5 strips. It was a great idea to change it and come up with a 12 inch block.

Dawn said...

Looks like the beginning of a great scrap quilt!

Cathy said...

Lucky you to be gifted with scrappy jellyroll(s). You sure made good use of some of them right away.

Nicky said...

Yay for a drop by with scraps! Lovely block. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

Sandy said...

Having a bunch of scraps already cut into 2 1/2" strips is great. There's so much you can do with them. I've never heard of a pattern requiring 2 3/8" blocks before. You're smart to revise it.