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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