Sunday, March 26, 2017

Scrappy sewing

I was determined to do some fun sewing yesterday, so started out working on a new sample for my CityScape pattern.  Then I realized that I cut two strips wrong and needed more fabric to make it work.  UGH!  I REALLY didn't want to go anywhere, so I decided to work on the Sew Many Colors mini out of Kona cottons.  The first one I did was in batiks, but I did want to make one to enter the contest with (and it's so cute I just had to make another one anyway!)  Finding Kona cotton is a little tough here, so I ordered a Charm Pack of the new colors for my spools.  There was also an orange that worked great for the spool ends, too.  I had a half yard of Snow in my stash so I was set to get started.
After a couple of episodes of Dr Who I was this far!  So I decided I might as well finish those last two spools and finish the top.
The deadline is Friday, so I need to figure out how I want to quilt this one and get going.  At this point it was nearly time for dinner and I thought I should maybe tidy up the sewing room.  I started out by sewing some 2 inch strips together for my crocheted rug, and started digging through a shoebox I unearthed from under my sewing table earlier.  Well, there weren't really many 2 inch strips in there, but there were a ton of odd and ends of scraps.  I remembered that I had intended to do some scrappy patchwork blocks out of them.  I thought that maybe I would sew a few up and reduce the amount in the box.  

I just pulled random pieces and sewed them log cabin style.  I made two full 12 1/2 inch blocks and two smaller blocks yesterday, but my scrap bin seemed just as full as when I started.  I don't know if I will ever be able to empty this box, but I guess it will be fun trying!  Today I finished up six more blocks.  My bin is a little emptier, but I did pull some strips out of my big scrap bin because most of what is in the box is smaller pieces, and I needed more longer strips to finish the blocks up.
They are just totally scrappy.  Whatever I have that fits gets sewn on.
We'll see how many blocks I get done before I get bored with the project - I've found that I am better at starting than finishing, especially with a project that isn't planned out or has a purpose.

Quilting is more fun than Housework

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sewyouquilt2 said...

love your scrappy sewing. it is fun to see what you can make with scraps

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your mini turned out great. Have fun with the quilting! And your scrappy blocks look good too. Is it possible to get to the bottom of a scrap bin? :)

Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!