I have spent many hours the past week dealing with fabric scraps at home and at my church quilting group. For the church group I felt frustrated by the growing pile of small pieces crammed into a bin. I wanted to use them to piece crumb blocks but did not enjoy digging to find what I wanted to use. So I pulled them all out. Sorted them by shape, some by color family and pressed. When I came home, I was motivated to tackle my own stash of scraps, plus the fact that next week I will be leading a crumb piecing party for my sister’s NC quilt guild charity sew day. I was amazed at the stack of triangles I came up with. They easily make half-square triangles and are also great for forming stars, flying geese, hearts and churn dash blocks.
In my organizing effort I came across a bag of scraps donated by a quilter in GA. There were a few nine patches finished and many strips so I took the time to complete more and now have 20 which will be a good number for a small comfort quilt.