Saturday Scrap Strategy #6

During the second quarter of 2018 I challenged myself and blog readers to tame the tangle of scraps by cutting them into usable sizes of squares and strips. I personally am more motivated to deal with my scraps if I have specific projects to prep for. One ongoing scrap project is my “Roman Stripe” bed size quilt. You can read about the beginning of this project by clicking here.

It looks only about three-quarters finished, doesn’t it? You see, I estimated that I’d need 250 blocks for the quilt. After making 250, I began sewing them together and realized with chagrin that I way under-estimated. So now I am cutting more 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles for block centers and more 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ strips for the sides. This is an easy block to make – just two seams and you’re done. I’ll be doing the happy dance when it is finished, but until then, it is my leader/ender project that’s motivating me to delve into my burgeoning scrap bag of strips and strings.

Do very scrappy quilts such as this appeal to you, or would you make “Roman Stripe” with limited colors?


12 thoughts on “Saturday Scrap Strategy #6

  1. I love that this looks like woven ribbons. While it might have been discouraging to find you underestimated the number of blocks you would need, think of how many more scraps you will use up!!

  2. I am not usually drawn to Scrappy quilts, but I really like how this one looks. That being said, I don’t have a scrap stash big enough to make a quilt from so I would choose a limited color way.

  3. I very much like scrappy quilts. I like your diagonal setting for this one. It makes it much more exciting.

  4. I agree with you that it’s easier to cut scraps with a plan in mind!
    I love this quilt and now I may have a plan in mind!!

  5. Love the variety in these blocks, and the ease of assembling it. You’ve given me the inspiration to start a similar quilt. One day I hope to have enough scraps to complete this quilt. In the meantime I’ll thoroughly enjoy fabric shopping.

  6. Pingback: “Roman Stripe” Bed Quilt Finished! | abyquilts

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