Design Wall Today

This weekend, I had to clear out my 1 1/2” strip bin. It was overflowing. I try to follow Bonnie’s Scrap User’s System. I cut mostly 2 1/2” and 2” strips but always try to get a 1 1/2” strip or two as well. I’m realizing that I don’t use 1 1/2” strips. Hence the overflowing bin. Here’s what it looked like Saturday morning:

I spent most of Saturday and Sunday taming these strips. Here’s what I accomplished:

At the end of the day Sunday, 42 4.5” x 6.5” blocks ready to be bordered on two sides with a solid and a top is born. And:

I had previously bought the Eleanor Burns Braid pattern/ruler with my 50% off coupon at Joann’s and said why can’t this work on 1.5” strips too. And, sure enough it does. I love these. I’ll keep going until I get the length I want. I’m thinking a quilt with three braids and solid sashing.

At the end of the weekend, I still had a drawer full of strips but it’s only about 3/4 full and all the strips are 18” or longer. Much more useful.

Check out the other design walls at Judy’s blog.

4 thoughts on “Design Wall Today

  1. Wow! Good job on taming your scraps. You left a nice comment on my blog yesterday about my arrowhead blocks, and I apologize — my spam catcher mistakenly “caught” your comment. I “unspammed” it, and I thank you for your comment! Sue H


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