Sunday, April 8, 2018

Oh Scrap! : More Scrappy Strings

I decided to start something new!

I have been wanting to continue to use up more of my scraps with black backgrounds.  They rarely get used in my RCS quilts so I decided to just make a quilt that featured them.



Many of these fabrics are old, old, old!  I chopped up my strings into about 6" lengths.  I tried to keep the width under 2.5".



 I am now busy sewing them into strips that I am trimming down to 5.5" by 10.5".  This quilt will be similar to my Licorice Allsorts quilt.  But I haven't picked a background or a cornerstone design.  I am leaning toward a different setting too - probably not on-point.

I will figure all that out once I get a nice big stack of these strips and get them up on my design wall.

Happy Sunday!

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    21 comments:

    Ivani said...

    Great use and pretty scraps Cynthia! Licorice Allsort quilt is beautiful, so I am just waiting for another beauty.

    Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

    I like those dark colors used together like that

    Kate said...

    You always seem to know exactly what to do with your scraps. Looking forward to seeing this one come together.

    LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

    I love how the color pops out from the black background in those fabrics! Are you sewing the strips onto a foundation? I'll enjoy seeing what you do with them.

    Frédérique said...

    This new project is looking fun, and will be gorgeous, love thoses strips!

    Vicki in MN said...

    Amazing you read my mind-I have been thinking of my strings and I was thinking- I hope Cynthia comes up with another setting and there you are!! You are my scrap inspiration you know:0

    gayle said...

    Oh, I can't wait to see what you do with those fabulous fabrics!

    Jayne said...

    I have no doubt you will figure it out! I do think the black scrap strips are going all to come together and be wonderful! Like Vicki said...you inspire us and our scraps!

    Val's Quilting Studio said...

    Okay....I'm sorting my scraps this week!Thanks for the continued inspiration.

    Cathy said...

    Oh, I like what I see so far. Can't wait to see next step. I'm always looking for new string ideas.

    chrisknits said...

    I just loved your Licorice Quilt!! Can't wait to see what this one becomes.

    Karen's Korner said...

    I am always guaranteed weekly inspiration when visiting your blog.

    Sewgirl said...

    Wow, looks like a great start to a fun quilt! Thanks for sharing.

    Charlotta said...

    I love fabrics with a black background and I loved your licorice quilt. I’m sure this one will be fantastic as well!

    Pamela Arbour said...

    I love how those fabrics play together. Can't wait to see the finish.

    Sandy said...

    I like how your strings with black backgrounds are looking. I've been saving B&W strips and black-with-brights. Should be fun!

    Kristin said...

    Oooooo. This will be a great quilt! The licorice one is super cool!

    Jenny said...

    Your black strings look so nice, wonder how they will end up?

    Mystic Quilter said...

    I love how these black based strips look sewn up into blocks - I have stacks of these older fabrics, must use them for something similar.

    Jocelyn Thurston said...

    These are amazing "scraps", Cynthia. What I wouldn't give to have scraps like that!

    Denise said...

    Thanks for hosting the linkup. I've always wanted to use black as a background fabric. They always look so nice, one day.

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