Thursday, July 31, 2014

Scraps to Squares Part 2

I spent last week-end at the cabin with the bugs.  This year has been really bad for mosquitoes, black flies and no-see-ums.  They seem to really love me and always want a piece of me.

YKW was on his radio participating in "The flight of the Bumble Bees" so I took advantage of that and spent my time cutting up scraps into squares and hexagons.  I needed a 2 1/2 inch piece by 5 1/4 inches for my hexagons so I didn't make very many 2 1/2 inch squares.  I thought I might make another hexagon quilt and I need about 200 hexagons so I have been saving the strips to do this. 

Anything less than 2 inches was not used and went into the real scrap bag.

Lots of different size squares.
5", 4 1/2", 4", 3 1/2", 3", 21/2", and 2".

I am really into scraps these days.

Half Hexagons.
The pile on the left has matching hexagons so that I can sew them together to make a full hexagon and the pile on the right has single ones and I may make a braid quilt out of them.
The squares were made from the leftover fabric that was not big enough to make a half hexagon.