Thursday, April 07, 2016

A Mess of Scraps


I got in the scrap bin like a raccoon in a trash can--digging around and throwing out everything in a mess behind me.

10 comments:

Rose said...

Hee hee Anna, I love the mental imagery of this post coupled with the other day's quilt post. You said your mother is someone who "knows her way" around the scrap bin, today you are like a racoon in the scrap bin. :D

Julie said...

I'm assuming not even you can make them jump into a beautiful quilt, though...or is it another hidden super power?!

Christina Gomez said...

Right. Well all that scavenging made a beautiful quilt! Christina

Lisa said...

A good analogy! But the rich colors are very pleasing.

Lisateresa

Melissa said...

If you keep this for yourself it will be another wonderful "memory" quilt!

Margo said...

ooooh! patchwork magic! love how all the random stuff looks great together. Did you literally piece it as it came, or did you give yourself some parameters?

Anonymous said...

Dear Anna,
Is it suitable to mix various fabric types when making a true scrap quilt, or are all the scraps necessarily similar in composition and weight? I keep a lot of my children's outgrown clothing, and I'd love to piece it all together to make a quilt, but the fabrics vary so much that I'm never sure if it would work. Sandra

Anna said...

Sandra, I don't mind mixing different weights of fabric, but I wouldn't include any knits in a quilt made of wovens. And be sure you can wash and dry everything. And for me, no polyester blends--only cotton, wool, linen, and sometimes silk.

Lucille said...

That's an image to conjure with!

jenny_o said...

Ah, but a racoon never ended up with such a beautiful creation :)

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