Scraptastic Tuesday

Two posts in one day for two days in a row? I guess I am wordy this week! Anyway, today is the day for She Can Quilt’s Scraptastic Tuesday link up. And I have been working a bit with scraps lately. I recently spent some time cutting up a bunch of scraps into these 2 inch by 3 1/2 inch rectangles.  I saw this quilt at Klein Meisje’s blog and have had it pinned for ages on Pinterest. While sorting scraps, I decided it was time to start cutting for it. Eventually, it will be laid out like this.

She cut her rectangles only 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches!  Yikes! I loved her blue background and want to use a solid for my alternate pieces as well. I need to find something for that yet. This would be a perfect leader/ender project. And I need one, so I want to figure out the background so I can start soon. I liked this idea so much, that I also cut the same size pieces from Civil War repro scraps.

I’d like to alternate these with shirting scraps. I need to cut lots of those. In fact, this little container has about 650 pieces and I need about three times that many to make a bed quilt.

BTW, I used this die to cut my rectangles. 

 I have been using these squares and making 4 patches as leaders and enders but I am nearly out of 1 1/2 inch squares. So I will put them away for a while until I cut more.

Hold the presses! I just found several yards of this blue in my stash! 

Time to get cutting! Woo hoo!

Check out other Scraptastic projects over at LeAnne’s.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to Scraptastic Tuesday

  1. lynndykstra says:

    How fun to find you are working on a version of the Chinese Coins! I look forward to watching it grow. (I use enamel basins for scraps too!)

  2. Lynn Dykstra says:

    I am so happy to see you making a version of my quilt! I look forward to watching it grow. (I also use enamel basins for my scraps)

  3. That’s a lot of little pieces to sew together. 650..yikes….

  4. Nicky says:

    You seem to be fired up with scrappiness! Looking forward to seeing more – Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

  5. lois92346 says:

    How I *always* love seeing your porcelain trays full of squares, rectangles and tumblers of all different patterns. You’re *such* an inspiration. I must get working on a baby quilt for my brand new great-granddaughter, Grace Lynne. She came a bit early so she weighs only 4 pounds 9 ounces but she’s doing AWESOME!

  6. Lovely dishes full of lovey fabrics! I like the look of the top you are going to make from the rectangles. I have just finished sewing all my 2″ squares as a leader ended project so need to get some more cut aswell.

  7. Cathy says:

    I have the same Accuquilt die and love these rectangles. I love the layout you have chosen. Hugs

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