Friday, November 30, 2012

getting ready for Easy Street step 2

using scraps
Easy Street step 2
The background fabric I used in step 1 contains some yardage and bits and pieces from the scrap drawer.  Now I realize that the background fabric for the rest of the quilt may not be as varied.  I still have the yardage fabric (some in abundance) but I've gone scrounging for variety.  Some of the pieces from the scrap drawer were the instruction parts of novelty panels (don't ask how old they are). I can't believe I used to toss them in the trash (silly, I know).  I found a few more buried in the stash so I wacked them off and into the quilt they go. I was never quite sure what I was saving them for, but now I know.

6 comments:

Jody said...

Very creative use of panel instructions!! I love it!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Absolutely ingenious! I love it! Best wishes!

Kristina said...

In RRCB...I used an entire book panel, including the directions to a Teacher's Pet book. I have used many pillow and vests panels the same way. Hack them up and use them for color. What could be better?!!

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

Brilliant!

Debi said...

Love it!

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

What a great "why didn't I ever think of that" moment! You're a smart cookie! Good Job :)