So.... remember those strip sets I was making?
Well.... they are almost something now!
Here is the original inspiration: http://alyciaquilts.blogspot.com/2014/05/sticks.html
Cynthia at http://quiltingismorefunthanhousework.blogspot.com/ hosted ( and still hosts) Scrap a Palooza. While making my original Sticks quilt - I learned that just stitching all the strips together, and not worrying about the width, made it so fast and easy.
After I had my strip sets - it was easy to cut off the size I needed and trim up.
So -I cut all of my scraps to 11 inches in length:
Then I sewed them until I got tired,,,, and started another strip set. ( usually about 15 minutes at a time)
Then I took my strip sets - and of course I ironed them
And cut off 10 1/2 inch pieces. Since I had cut the strips 11 inches it gave me a little leeway - not all of the strips were exactly rectangular, and some were a little wedge like. So that extra 1/2 inch gave me lee-way....
I cut all the strips to 10 1/2 inch blocks. If the strip didn't cut up even, I re stitched all the leftovers together and started again.
And Ta- Da!! I ended up with 32 blocks!!! - So 30 of them randomly went into the top - and the other two.... well I have a few ideas... we will see if they pan out.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/281561059362 I listed them on Ebay - and my blue bin is now ready for new scraps!! Yay me!!!