GG7 – The secret life of scraps

20130413-104529.jpg Do you want to swap some scraps?…Strange as it may seem, I am running out of large enough scraps for my Granny’s Garden quilt. My solution is to pick up a small bag if off cuts when I go to quilting events, like I did at Goulburn a few weeks ago.

The side effect of this is that I seem to end up with plenty of scraps that I can use, but also several pieces in each bag that are too small or the wrong width for my hexagons. I hate to see these bits go to waste so I have to find a home for them. Here’s the story of the homes the Goulburn scraps have found so far ( keep reading below if you want to swap too)…

The Goulburn scrap bag has contributed to, well whatever quilts the fabric was originally purchased for, plus:
* my granny’s garden quilt,
* my modern scrap quilt, and
* some pieces are about to join Pat’s rainbow blocks after I post them to her next week (that’s the zip bag in today’s photo).

There are still some short black and white strips and an almost fat quarter of black and white paint splats left as well as some other bits and pieces (in the foreground of today’s photo).

Here’s how to get your hands on these scraps: If you’d like to swap some of these for pieces at least 2.5″ wide (ie big enough for my GG hexagons) then add a comment to let me know and I will get in touch with you by email and post them from Australia as long as its only a couple of dollars postage.

I wonder how many quilts we can share these fabrics amongst?

Happy stitching and scrapping.



About bertcollections

I began quilting, with the help of some friends, in 2005, and have been quilting ever since. In that time, I’ve completed several projects in a variety of styles and colour combinations. My approach to quilting generally doesn’t involve using a particular pattern. I tend to have a concept I want to bring to life, or find a fabric on sale somewhere that looks like it could be turned into something fun. As the photos in the 'Introductions' post show, my quilts cross a range of styles, but generally use some strong colours and shapes.
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7 Responses to GG7 – The secret life of scraps

  1. ruthsplace says:

    I might be able to swap some scraps with you, what kind of fabric are you using in your GG quilt?

  2. wombatquilts says:

    I am a scrap quilter and have a very very large box of scraps. I would be happy to send some your way if you are interested.

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