See what a weekend of scrap busting can produce?
It's kinda satisfying to know that these fun blocks have come from a load of odds and ends, and even more satisfying to get the lid back on my box and have 410 2.5" squares chopped up too.
There were a couple of questions following my last post about when is a scrap a scrap and when is a scrap actually fabric? I guess we all have our own take on this, but just to prove that I didn't make these blocks from huge fabric remnants, here's a pic of what "scrap" means to me.
My scraps are either strippy bits less than about 4" wide or pieces between 2" and 6 or 7". (I do have weenier scraps that I refer to as crumbs, but they are less than 2" and for another project - I may not always choose to keep such teeny pieces.).
One of things I learned again about scrappy blocks this weekend is to try not to overthink them. There are shades and prints that I really wouldn't put together ordinarily in these blocks but somehow they become quite acceptable in these crazy scrappy blocks. So a weekend of cut, stitch, press, cut, stitch, press and I have a tidier box and the last batch of my crazy blocks. Win win!