Sunday, March 26, 2017

Scraps Of This and That

I'm afraid my sewing space has been getting a bit out of control lately. I've worked around scraps and piles and tubs and boxes for several weeks; it's getting to me.

So I spent some time Saturday and today putting some order to the chaos. Here are three examples.

This past week I made a baby quilt from remnants. I wrote about it here. Maybe this is what put me in the remnant-using mood. Since I still had bits of these fabrics left, I decided to cut them up into usable sizes. I was able to scrounge together fabrics to add an entire row to what I thought was a finished top. It is 5 inches wider now, the backing will still fit, and I have only what you see below remaining. I can throw these into my box of 4-patch blocks and make future use of them in some scrappy quilt that hasn't even been dreamed up yet.

Do you save the cut-away bits from your flying geese units? I do. From the Swoon blocks I've been making - 6 done, 3 to go!  - I have sewn, pressed and trimmed the HSTs you see above - oh, they look so nice! And what a bonus quilt I will have! These bits of Kaffe Fassett fabrics are too precious to discard.

Last, from the February UFO - the Lorraine quilt - I had a handsome stack of 2.5x5" rectangles of Lorraine and Savonnerie. These have been precariously stacked near my left elbow ever since. Pretty to look at, but they really were in my way. Under my cutting table, where all my tubs are stacked, I pulled out the one labeled American Jane.

Well, well, well. I see possibilities! The scraps here are Breath of Avignon and will work quite nicely with Lorraine and Savonnerie.

From the bottom of the tub.

Before I added my scraps to the tub, I played a little bit with some  options for a future quilt from all these remnants. I have a lot of border prints in the tub, so doing something along the line of this picture is how I might use all those rectangular bits. I could easily get a little quilt, maybe even something lap-size. I didn't play too long; it's all tucked away for another day.

Looking around the room, no one could possibly tell that I have made a dent in the chaos, but I feel pretty good about these 3 little treasures. Now if I can keep this tidying streak going for awhile longer...

Linking up with Oh Scrap! Seems fitting, huh? :D

Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. Visiting from the linky party! It sounds like you had a good time playing with scraps! With a fun result! I really enjoy those kind of days. :)

  2. I like your blog:) it's sometimes nice to dream of a future quilt, isn't it! Today I'm cutting and starching some fabric in egg shapes for an appliqué Easter quilt.

  3. I always enjoy a day spent creating pretty things from the scrap bin. You really came up with some great ideas. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  4. You are welcome to my "mess" anytime you feel like tidying up. A great result from your hard work.


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