Sunday, October 21, 2018

Oh Scrap! : Cleaning up the Small Bits

Every once in a great while, I get to the point where I have to deal with the small bits that are floating around in my scrap bins.  



The bin that first got my attention was the big tub that holds all of my low volume scraps. I decided to sort out pretty much every piece that I could not cut a 2.5" square from.




As I was sorting all these scraps, I decided to also deal with a pile of solid grays that have been sitting on the corner of my cutting table.  They are all different shades and I decided I would somehow incorporate them into this project too.




I thought I would first sew up the low volume bits and square them up to 5".




Then I took the time to sort the various shades of grays and cut some strips to create frames around the sewn slabs.




It felt nice to know I was using up these small "crumbs" so I continued to pull these bits out of my color bins too.  I have been slowly purging and cutting pieces at 1.5" square.  While I don't have a firm plan yet, I do have a hint of an idea as to how I am going to sew all these together.  But I am going to make you wait until I get a block or two sewn before I share the next step.

For now, I will be slowly cutting up tiny scraps.....I know these aren't tiny in some people's quilting but I rarely deal with bits smaller than 2.5" squares.  So this seems a bit ridiculous to me!  :)

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Pretty Pincushion Blog Remix

The Fat Quarter Shop has been recently running a fun event where they are bringing life back to some of their old projects through Blog Remixes.  So of course I wanted to play along!

I was given the opportunity to choose my project and I picked the Pretty Pincushion project by Sherri McConnell.  You can find the tutorial and assembly video here.


To participate, all I had to do is use the pattern to make a fun little pincushion.  The pattern is written to use charm squares - so I went to my scraps and found lots of  leftover squares from previous projects.




But once I started pulling fabrics, I had a hard time stopping at just one pincushion.



Working in an assembly line process, I soon had a rainbow of pretty pincushions!



They are so cute, I really want to keep them all for myself....but I guess I will share them.
I can always make more 😉


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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Same Old BS (Burgoyne Surround)

Back in the beginning of August, I did a quick count of all the projects I had in the works.  I was dismayed to see it has risen to 24 items.  Ugh!  Since then, I have been making an effort to get that number down to under 20 again.  I am happy to report, that number is now 18!




And I am still motivated to get that number even lower.

Remember these pretty Burgoyne Surround blocks I was making?



I just moved them to the design wall in my sewing room and hope to focus on getting them made into a quilt top.  I just need to track down some fabrics for the sashing and make a few more cornerstones.

I recently bought a lovely royal blue fabric for the backing so I am all ready to move this one to the finished pile!

My new goal is to get my WIPs down to 15!




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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Oh Scrap! : Leaf Blocks

A busy schedule kept me out of my sewing room for most of the week.  But thankfully I had a few hours on Saturday to sew a few scraps.



I decided just to sew a few leaf blocks this month for my Rainbow Scrap Challenge garden quilt.  I will probably make a few more of both of these blocks in future months.  I see the maple leaf as a filler block and I would like to see some in yellows, oranges and brown.  And one more sprout block is needed in a brighter spring green.

But those probably won't happen until 2019.
There will be a break now until January when a new color is announced.
(But don't worry - I have lots of oth3er things to work on!)


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  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
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