I've spent the last few days tackling a bag of scraps - that I shouldn't have looked at. I have so many other things I should be doing.
Remember that over flowing table of scraps? Alway the largest pieces get pulled out first and put into my fabric system. Anything that fits a special project or that I am collecting for others gets bagged or boxed. Then I am left to sort down FQ, strip, color, or those to get chopped. BUT ocassionally inspiration tells me - "this works for this pile" - so get sewing!!
Because there were so many strips (and I have done too many string blocks) I immediately thought of Log Cabin Blocks. And there are so many variations that can be played with too. The Traditional was a must and 12 blocks worked up rather quickly.
Using up as many of those strips - Court House Steps. Another quick 12 blocks were soon done.
There were a lot of solids, but in reviewing that pulled pile I found that a LOT of them were not cottons. So those were tossed so only six of each
contrast of these were made.
And using up the rest into the six Spiral Log pattern. I would love to make more of these, but six were added to the mix for this pile of scraps.
There are lots of Log Tree variations, but I set with these trees (6) to use up the last of the green strips and some of the binding cut-offs that were in this bag. There were lots of bindings, but most were bias cut and I didn't want to add those into these blocks. They got put away for possible use on some minis.
And a few (6) House blocks to the mix to wrap this venture up. I worked with all the smaller pieces and strips of the whites, the larger ones went into that storage tote and surely will be put to good use with some current projects.
So I have a total of 54 blocks and this little pile of of left overs that will get chopped into my barrels. I am sure those squares will be seen in one or more of my six (magic number I guess) on-going scrap projects.
We are having some terrible weather - heavy rains and awful lightning - and to carry on over the next several day. I will power down machines for safety (and probably the computer too), but that is a good thing. I have a lot of hand work that has been neglected and will make for 'soothing' stitching.