Friday, February 20, 2015

Scrap Cutting with a Plan

Earlier this week I turned this pile of scraps, plus a few more that didn't get into the picture

Into this stack of 2.5" strips

In just a couple of hours.

I put on a movie and before I knew it, I was done. I used my Accuquilt Go! to cut them. I could have cut the fabric with just a ruler and rotary cutter, but ... (1) it would have taken me much longer and (2) my shoulder and wrist and back would have been killing me long before I had cut everything.

My plan for some of these strips is to make rail fence blocks to go with a few of these stars.

I haven't sewn the star together because I have decided I'd like all the light fabric in the HST to be the same fabric. I have enough to do this. I just haven't done it yet. Once it is finished I plan for it to be a Quilt of Valor.


Gene Black said...

I seriously need to do another scrap busting session.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love this blocK. I have to get started on some scrap busting too!

Anonymous said...

That is a wonderful scrappy block. What a good use of time!

Mama Pea said...

And your strips are perfect! I should use my Go Baby more....