Snowballs and scraps

10 Dec

In the Siblings Together Quilt bee it’s Hannah’s month and she asked us to make a four patch snowball block.

I made mine yesterday:

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The blocks are quite simple to make but there is a little bit of waste and as I was aware that it was Scraptastic Tuesday I decided to not consign the leftovers to the bin but to stitch something with them.

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The scraps are pretty small, 2 HST’s are just 2.25″ square when stitched together.  I played around with them for a few minutes wondering what to do with them and decided to make a quick zip purse.

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I pulled out the shoebox containing blue scraps and pulled 2 pieces for the back and got sewing.

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I admit that the lining is from stash as my scraps are generally less than 5″ in one direction.

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It was really satisfying to stitch the scraps straight away and not stuff them in to a box for use ‘one day’.  I might have to try and adopt this approach more often, although I’ve no idea where this purse is destined for; maybe a niece’s Christmas gift!

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10 thoughts on “Snowballs and scraps

  1. Well done – I might have to do something similar when I get around to those snowballs! Thanks Mary for linking up to #scraptastictuesday!

  2. I intend making a snow ball quilt soon and hadn’t even thought about the waste bits or what I could use them for. I’m going larger than yours so I should get even bigger HST’s to play with! Love what you did with yours!

  3. Great use of those scraps in pouches. Hmm. I’ve got a lot of similar triangle scraps. This is a good idea for them.

  4. cute!! love that fabric in the lining. but mainly that you made something so useful and so cute so quickly out of your other project!

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