My scrap pile is never ending! I make up scrap bags to sell, give bags of scraps to charity, and still have piles and piles. I must admit some scraps are extremely difficult to part with! I threw some away the other day and Jasmine commented "you're throwing that away! I didn't think you threw any fabric away." Does that mean I have a problem? Or is it my mind always thinking "I can make the cutest something or other with this."
When the Bloc Loc Log Cabin rulers became available, I decided I was going to start a scrappy log cabin. My bin looks like this ....
If you follow me on Instagram, you may recall I wrote a little post about this back in October at a quilting retreat. I am slowly whittling away on this pile of scraps, always adding more, and this is what I am making ...
A Scrappy Log Cabin quilt. 😍 Progress is slow, but when I pieced a few of my completed blocks together last night into sets of 4 and laid them out, I was tickled pink. I do believe I have another favorite scrappy quilt! Bloc Loc thank you for saving me. The beauty of the Bloc Loc ruler is that I can pick a strip or patch from the bin (and I don't even square it up or always have a straight line), sew it on, press, lock the Bloc Loc onto the seam and trim. I square up my blocks when I finish piecing them (I am making the individual blocks 7 1/2", finished square of 4 measures 14 1/2"). I sew, press, and trim -- and try to do as much chain piecing as possible to save a little time. I hope to at least have patience to make a twin quilt or possible one to fit a full size bed. This will be an ongoing WIP, but when it's done I will have some delightful memories of beautiful fabrics we have carried in the shop, other projects that were made, or even a piece of two from a scrap of a customer quilt.
I am using the Bloc Loc 1/2" x 1" ruler and my strips finish at 1". It's easy peasy and you should definitely get one to try, we have various sizes in the shop. I have attached a link to Bloc Loc's ruler tutorials so you can see how it's done. www.blocloc.com/video-tutorials-new/
|Bloc Loc 1/2" x 1" Ruler|
Wishing you a week of happiness and success!