Thursday, June 22, 2017

Moda Scrap Bag

 If you're like me, you have a bag of scraps.  Some are pretty food sized and others are just tiny bits.  Seldom though do I make a plan to do something major with all those bits and pieces. 

Recently I acquired a Moda Scrap Bag.  The bag contained differently sized strips of Olive's Flower Market by Lella Boutique.  This is a gorgeous line featuring colors of tan, pink, green, black and brown.  If you've ever seen a Moda Scrap Bag, you know it is the left overs from Moda's production of jelly rolls.  Bags contain varying widths of strips, mostly 2-1/2" to 3-1/2" in width (some considerably more narrow) and about 32" long.  In my bag were 36 strips.

After some thought, I decided to sew together about 30 of the strips which, when finished, measured about 66" long.  To assemble, I cut the sewn strips into three 8-1/2" sections and added an 8-1/2" strip of white in between. 

To add a little pizazz, I meandered a length of small green rickrack up the middle of each white section and used the raw-edge method to sew on small leaves which I cut of of the left over strips.

The finished size of this quilt is approximately 42" x 68."  The binding and backing are all ready for me to finish this quilt, which I like to do in the evenings while my husband has control of the tv remote.

This project cost me less than $25 to make and I think it will make a nice little quilt to give as a gift or to snuggle under on chilly evenings.


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