Monday, March 11, 2013

Upcycling from the quilt room floor


I'm working on a scrap quilt that is producing lots of tiny scraps. (Notice the irony here? I didn't, at first.) They looked so pretty on the floor, I decided to arrange them on a white 10" square with a dab of glue behind each scrap. Then starting from the outer edge, I sewed  a  big spiral all the way to the middle. I was going to make a wreath, but why leave the middle empty when there are so many nice fabrics?
I don't know if this will ever be a quilt but it looks great on the design wall in the meantime.

7 comments:

Aliceart said...

I thought I was the only one that did crazy things like that!

Nifty Quilts said...

Fun idea! Someone said, "no scrap too small." I think it was Deb Rowden.

Pam said...

This really is "up" cycling! As in picking it UP off the floor! Gotta love that. Sounds like a book in the making. :)

Tonya Ricucci said...

this could be an awesome quilt. just need several more blocks in the same vein.

Linda said...

I've felt for years that at the end of any quilting project you have MORE fabric than what you started with, and those scraps multiply themselves when we're not looking!

Helen said...

Isn't it fun when good things just appear!

JoAnne said...

Oooo, I like this! I've been "stringing" for weeks and have lots and lots of too small bits. Maybe I should be throwing them on the floor instead of into the trashcan. Hmm, really cool idea. I really like the way you're sewing (quilting?) them.