My sewing machine is in for repair so I got out my old Kenmore from the attic. My 1/4 foot doesn't fit on old Ken and I'm not real accurate without that foot because I tend to sometimes veer off course sometimes. So, I sewed up a few blocks this week that don't take much precision like these wonky log cabins. They are nine inch blocks and I think I might have enough brown strings to make 30 blocks for a donation quilt. And if there's not enough browns for 30 blocks I could probably mix in some black ones and dark blue ones. We shall see where the scraps take me.
And I made four 49 patches from 1.5 inch scraps. I think cream colored fabric is just light light brown so usually mix it in with my brown 49Ps but this time I had enough brown scraps and didn't need to mix in very many cream pieces so they became a block all their own. I have a bunch of brown 49Ps I've been collecting for a Plain Brown Wrapper quilt. I think the cream one will go into the low volume pile.
And finally, I took all of the shorter pieces of brown 2.5 inch scraps that could make at least one pyramid cut, sewed those pieces together end to end to make a couple of long strips and then followed the pyramid quilt tutorial on the Molly Flanders blog.
The long 2.5 inch pieces will be made into HSTs and then Depression blocks. I'm saving the HSTs for when I get my plain Jane Janome back from the shop.
The really short 2.5 inch pieces I just sewed end to end to get that strip on the end. Not sure what those strips will become. And I found the makings of one four patch in my scraps I will throw in the four inch kitchen sink pile of blocks.
Everyone will be cooking up brownies with their scraps this month. Some might even have pink icing. Go check for yourself. You never know what you might see each ScrapHappy Saturday.