Sunday, June 27, 2021

Oh Scrap! : Under the Needle

 This last week, I spent one whole day sewing with a friend.  It has been well over a year since we have gotten together and it was such an enjoyable time.

I didn't realize how much I had missed my quilty friends.

We sewed at her house...which means I had access to her scrap baskets.  I was looking through one and saw a bunch of bright colored strings all clipped toegether.  I asked her if they had a home.  I also grabbed some squares that had been stacked together.

I needed a leader/ender project to work on between the All that Jazz quilt top I was finishing so I just started sewing these bits together.  I used all the pieces pretty much the size they came out of the scrap bin.  Easy Peasy!

I made green and pink blocks.

Some purple and orange blocks.

And then some purple and pink blocks.  The blocks should finish up at about 8" square.  I am hoping I will have enough scraps to make nine blocks for a small quilt.

Other people's scraps are always more fun than your own!


It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up: 

  • 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.
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Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

So true--other people's scraps are far more interesting than our own! (I go so far as actually buying other people's scraps.) Love the bright scraps and the butterfly centers.

Ivani said...

So glad to know you visited your quilty friend sure you both had great time together. This is fantastic!
Love the bright scraps you found to make new happy blocks.
Have a wonderful week

Rebecca Grace said...

What cute little blocks! I'm so glad you got a chance to sew with a friend again. And yes, other people's scrap bins are always so much more inspiring than my own! :-)

Jayne said...

I'm so glad you got to spend a day with a friend sewing! And away from home too! It's been so long that I've forgotten what that's like. Love these bright blocks and amazed that you just seemingly pull something together out of nothing!

cityquilter grace said...

ooh missing quilty group sewing myself....glad you had fun!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those are happy blocks! I love the butterfly centers. It sounds lovely to spend a day sewing with a friend! Hope you're staying cool!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Those are super cute blocks, Cynthia. LOVE that you just dove right into your friends scrap bins (with permission, of course) for a Leader/Ender project!!

Gretchen Weaver said...

The log cabin blocks are so cute! They'll make a lovely quilt for a child. Happy stitching!

Turid said...

Your blocks are great. It's always more interesting to dig into friend's scrap bins. I recently had that chance also. It's like Christmas Eve. So happy to start living again after corona. Have a nice week!

Chantal said...

I love your Butterfly Cabin blocks. They are so cute and cheerful. I agree; the other quilters always have the best scraps! ;^)

JanineMarie said...

Sweet blocks. Like the parts were made to go together. I wonder if your friend knew what a delightful batch of scraps she had there. How wonderful that you put the life into them. Butterflies. Always.

MissPat said...

Oh what fun to dive into someone else's scraps and come up with a quilt. I got to quilt with a friend today in her air conditioned house (yeah). We were only in the low 90's, not nearly as stifling as your temps.

Bonnie said...

Hum, maybe but I kind of think it's just because you haven't been looking at them for years like you have your own scraps! The new blocks look really cute. And, I agree with everything you said about getting back to sewing with friends.

Mystic Quilter said...

I just began to leave the comment I'm writing here and it disappeared on me before I'd finished, so I shall write again that these blocks are so cute with the butterfly in the centre, and you're the lucky one have a friend who's happy to have you share in her scraps.

Libby in TN said...

Sweet L/E blocks! Sewing with friends can be so invigorating (and expensive because you want to do what they are doing).

Nann said...

Thanks for the link to All That Jazz! Great for Kaffe or other bold prints.....and how nice to sew with a friend who lets you rummage in her scrap basket.

Susan said...

You always make such pretty blocks!

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