Scrappy Batik

There are seven bins full of batiks in my studio, one of which is scraps. From the book “Scrap=Basket Bounty”, I chose the Snippets pattern to make use of the scraps. The cuts are 1 1/2″ squares and 1 1/2″ by varying lengths. There are 80 blocks with 16 pieces in each – in all 1,280 pieces! Here is the first round of piecing:

Then another. Chain sewing makes for quick work, but I’ll admit to getting bored part way through and switched to another project.

Finally, there were blocks to put on the design wall:

Finally, a flimsy complete with border! Now, hanging in a closet, it’s waiting its turn to head off to the long arm quilter. And that scrap bin? Yup, it’s still full!

This past spring, this is where I’ve spent most of my time. Lack of rain has been challenging, but it definitely remains my happy place. I have learned to embrace the shade and make the most of what sun the garden does get.

4 responses »

  1. I love your snippets quilt top. It really makes a beaufiful use of your scraps

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  2. Wow, what a stunner!!! Gorgeous scrap quilt!

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  3. The quilt is fabulous. I like your version much better than the one in the book. (I had to see if it was one I owned… sadly, no.) But that was a major undertaking considering the number of pieces. How big is it.

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  4. Oh your scrappy beauty really caught my eye!!

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