Last year I cleaned out my 2.5 and 3.5 width scrap bins. One of the things I did when clearing the bins was cut 2.5 x 3.5 pieces. I've also been cutting those pieces since then whenever I have scraps left over from other projects. They have been collecting in a shoe box and the box was full so I thought I should do something with them. Now I have about 10 little rectangles left in the shoe box and I'm not sure if I should start over again and fill the box or move on to something else.
This one is 63 x 76. I intended for it to be 60 x 80 but somewhere along the line it ended up in other dimensions. I webbed pieces together from the center out on each side and ended up with 21 instead of 20 pieces across. No worries. It's all good.
For this one I took inspiration from Valued Quilt at Kitchen Table Quilting.
Pieces are sorted into light, medium light, medium, medium dark and dark stacks. You know...I really had a problem figuring out the value of some of these little pieces so I sorted into three categories (light, medium, dark) and then after that I figured out medium lights and medium darks. And really I had fun looking at all the fabrics while I was sorting.
I'm thinking I might just fill that little shoebox again with little rectangles 2.5 x 3.5 and make the other version of this that moves from dark scraps in the center out to lights at top and bottom.
This one is 63 x 80 and the reason I started cutting the little 2.5 x 3.5 pieces. I was inspired by a scrap quilt at Blue Elephant Stitches.
For this one I just had to sort light...
I cut, sorted and sewed and now I have a couple of "value added" tops!
(Now back to my string box).