Happy Day, Scrappy Day

Thanks to Cindy and Tierney for their responses to my question about scraps.
I had decided to keep fabric no smaller than 2.5″ x 2.5″, as Tierney suggested.
Cindy listed some names of people who have ideas about using scraps. I plan to look into these ideas.

Just as I was organizing the smallest of scraps into bags for donation, I remembered that a friend had given me a bag with pounds of jean scraps. I started playing around with the denim and the scraps that I was organizing. I even used the strip of scraps that I had sewn onto an adding machine tape.
I ended up having a happy, scrappy day.
There is no plan in sight for how or if I will use these blocks I made today.
The blocks are 5.5″ x 5.5 “, which are a bit too small for me. But, they could be incorporated somehow into a larger piece, I am sure.
It was just fun piecing.
I might embellish with embroidery and beads. Since there is no plan in sight, I will hold off on any kind of embellishment.

This is the first block I pieced, before I remembered I had a bag of jean scraps.


As you might have guessed, the bag of scraps will not be donated.
One of my Meemaw friends suggested we swamp scrap bags, so I think I might do this.

5 thoughts on “Happy Day, Scrappy Day

  1. I just did some organizing in my closet that was full of fabric and scraps. I did have to donate some of the scraps and the fabric I kept went into plastic bins.

  2. Ohhhhhhhh! So COOL!!! Love it!! Great use of scraps! I really like the added denim. Thank you for the mention. It’s fun to share ideas with fellow artists! ❤️❤️❤️🤗

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