Monday, July 17, 2017

Quick and Easy

One of the things I have accomplished during my downtime this past week was to clean my sewing room and go through all my project boxes.  It is amazing what one finds!



Tucked away I found a box of some leftover Parson Gray fabrics.  They were cut in varying sizes so I decided to recut them into some uniform 6" squares.  As I cut, I always stack my pieces in layers of 10 shifted an eighth turn.  This way they are easy to count.



I have laid them out on my design wall so I can pull them down in rows and sew them up as a leader/ender project as I work on other things.  In the box was a backing and binding so this will be an easy finish!
(And I will have more space in my fabric cabinet...)





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28 comments:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a great find and satisfying project to use as a leader / ender!

Kat said...

Great quilt top! I have always loved those Parson Gray fabrics.

Karen's Korner said...

A great find.

Alison said...

This is such a fun set of fabrics! It's so nice to find that you have all of the pieces and parts to make a quilt hiding in your stash!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh I like that!!! See you really don't have downtime - you just shifted focuses' ;-)

Jayne said...

I wonder how long that fabric would have been hidden if you hadn't had this forced 'time out'? Great find and love the stacking idea!

lalaluu said...

I keep running across my leftover fabrics from the Curious Nature line. They are such unique colors that they don't always play well with other fabrics. This is a great idea to use them up. I could also add in some solids to help fill out a quilt top. Thanks for sharing!

tisha @ quiltytherapy said...

Great find! Love when you find an entire project.

Susan said...

You certainly found great treasures in your sewing room! The quilt is very pleasing, easy finish - love it when a quilt goes together so well, don't you?

Tami Von Zalez said...

I did some organizing too - such a great feeling to pare down the stash. I'm being good though and not making anymore quilt tops (unless there is a special event for a gift) and finishing up my WIPs.
Many thanks for the Open Stock Sale link - I'm off to check it out.

Sara said...

Lovely find! I like what you did with them. So simple but shows off the colors nicely.

Chantal L. said...

Nicely done too. I love the fabric. Kudos to you for finding and making something out of these lovely fabric. ;^)

The Joyful Quilter said...

Isn't funny how we will sometime abandon a project for no apparent reason? I'm wondering if you even remember why these beautiful fabrics got tucked away. Hooray! for a project that promised to be a fast finish.

Louise said...

Oo, pretty! I did a big clean up of my room today, too, but wasn't nearly as organized as you making nice 6" clean up blocks. Using that as a leader/ender project is a really good idea, too.

Julie said...

What a great find, I love the colours in these fabrics. Always a worry what one will find hidden away in the sewing room. Thanks for linking to Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE.

Maureen said...

I like the way you placed the lighter fabrics at random places, instead of just alternating them with the darker fabrics.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those are such mellow colors, and will make a pretty patchwork quilt! My favorite kind!

Kristi said...

I learn so much from your blog! I love your 'stacking and counting' tip. I usually stagger them all in a row. Love the slight 'twist'!

Pamela Arbour said...

It is so much fun to go back in the past to make something new. I need to get back into my UFOs and see what I can find. I love your fabrics.

Kate said...

Very effective, but simple layout. I know where all my projects are, but my fabric closet could use a good clean up.

June D said...

Great way to set up a nice project! Thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

That's a great find! I had to smile, because I stack my cut blocks in the same fashion - so easy to keep track of how much you have cut.

somethingrosemade14@blogspot.com said...

I was digging through my bins of Asian prints and was thinking I needed to just cut some big patches and make a quilt like yours. It's a great pattern to showcase prints and also a way to use up some of the fabrics which may never get used. Thanks for the inspiration.

Bonnie said...

Let's hear it for moving a UFO along. And even better you have a backing and binding so no excuses not to finish. (Said the gal with way too many UFOs including several tops just waiting to be quilted....)

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Such restful shades, sometimes the last thing you want is a bright quilt when you are feeling poorly or sad. I really like it.

Ann said...

Yes, a restful combination of fabrics. Lucky that it was hiding in your stash.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Cynthia,
What lovely fabrics - I love how you laid them out. It looks like a quick-together quilt, and the leader/ender technique really makes it come together even easier. I'm looking forward to seeing how you quilt it. ~smile~ Roseanne P.S. Thanks for the Connecting Threads link - I will check it out.

Melanie said...

Love the look of the quilt top on your design wall. Very "male" quilt. Such a rare "find". Enjoy finishing it.