Thursday, July 29, 2010

Scraps

Seeing all of these scraps give-aways makes me want to at least be useful with mine. So I decided to use some scraps and make a blue potholder. Although this used far more scraps then I expected, it obviously didn't use nearly enough. I guess I'm going to have to make some kind of spiderweb quilt or something! Or i could continue to make hundreds of potholders and give them out as Christmas gifts, just kidding! lol
I've always felt very different towards scraps. Like when do you have enough? Should I start using them now? Or do I wait until the variations between my scraps is much greater?
This potholder didn't use that many so I'm not really concerned yet. But do I have enough for a quilt... perhaps not.
For the longest time I only quilted in country pattern fabric so my scraps are not as fun or colorful as they could be. Then again, neither is my stash, we're working on it. The fabric I buy in bright colors for baby quilts has definitely been helping! One purchase at a time.

2 comments:

Terriaw said...

Great potholder project! I love the blocks you made to put it together. I'm never very good about using my scraps; they just slowly pile up!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love scrappy pot holders. I like to make orphan blocks into them, too.