This week I have been cleaning out the sewing room. It’s a mess with many projects on the go and stacks of fabric and paper piled high enough that a young children could mistake it for a place to jump and have a soft landing. So far I have gone through the scraps and have a recycle bag (a pretty big one) full of left over scraps. I am going to weigh it when its full and see just how much it weighs.
I had been promising myself that I would use these scraps and make some scrap quilts, but they haven’t materialized (or at least enough of them haven’t) to keep the stash down. Right now I have four bins full of scraps so its time to give them a new home. Anyone else have a hard time parting with scraps too? Lie to yourself and say that you will get at least 5 large scrap quilts done a year? So my scraps will go to a good home and someone who will use them for some charity works as well as helping out her senior income. Good stuff all around I think.
New Projects –
Pink Scraps, Green Scraps.
While sorting through those scraps I was able to pull some favorites to make some simple stripy baby quilts. They go together very quickly after cutting and I can make one top a night. So far I have pulled out pink and green scraps and have blue waiting in the wings to be cut and sewn. While they are very monochromatic only broken up with a bit of white they have enough different shades of color that they are interesting to look at.
|Pink baby stripy quilt - off to quilters|
|The green version of the above quilt|
Black, white and red-
I also came across some black and white triangles from a project in 2001 in a bottom of a scrap bin that I married with some red scraps to make another quilt top, zig zag pattern this time. I hope it doesn’t look too militaristic Nazi - ish. Right now its still on the design wall so it can change yet again.
Halloween Runner – I picked up last week a book by Disa on runners. Last night I started tracing out pumpkins and spiders in hopes of using up some orange and black scraps that I have laying around and some Halloween novelty prints for the back.
Joy bee blocks – its my turn. I was able to make up my block a few weeks ago to see how they would look and I think they are going to be just great and make a lovely quilt. The patter for these have come from Marcia Holhn at Quilters Cache.
On Going –
What is still on the burner at my house? Way too much. I am making two color ways of the NYB blocks and so far am behind. For one color way I was only going to make 4 – 6 blocks so I don’t have too much to do, but the other one I will need at least 25 blocks… yikes.
I was able to finish off making a skirt and a dress for upcoming nice weather. It was so lovely to sew some clothes and the patterns went together nicely with only minimal altering which is even better.
|the last of the upcycled chenille bedspread pillows.|
|Simplicity # 2702 summer dress|
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