Good morning fellow quilter! Have you been joining along with Carla Henton of Creatin’ in the Sticks for the “In The Kitchen Stitchin’ Blog Hop“? It’s four days, April 19 – 22, filled with creative ideas to use in your kitchen.
When brainstorming ideas to share with you, one kept coming to mind …. potholders. I know, they are just potholders, but do you remember when potholders were proudly displayed on hooks in the kitchen? They were more than a necessity, they were part of the decor.
Being a small project, potholders are fantastic for using scraps. Our favorite block for small scraps is the Scrappy Triangles from Leila Gardunia. She offers a FREE pattern – 52 FPP Scrappy Triangles – on her website. Click HERE for the free pattern.
Foundation paper piecing is a great use of scraps and tidbits. There is not any precise shape cutting but rather basic fabric placement. The 52 blocks provide a variety of designs. Some use larger pieces and others much smaller tidbits.
While the blocks pictured were sewn into a quilt for our past Gardunia Quilt Along, we are now using our scraps and long-time resident fabrics (you know the fabrics which have been around for a very long time). We are determined to utilize much of what we have large and small for the 1st Annual Scrap-A-Thon. What better pattern than the Scrappy Triangles to make use of the smaller scraps?
Will you be joining us for the SCRAP-A-THON? Click HERE for the introductory post for all the details. The focus of the event is to use the fabrics you love to sew the patterns you desire at the pace you enjoy. While we are focusing on using our scraps and long-time resident fabrics, we will celebrate with you new purchases. So the term “scrap” truly just means use fabrics you love.
Crystal Drummond ~ DayBrook Designs