Tuesday, January 10, 2017

An Icy Day Makes For Scrap Play

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

Like so many areas, we are into the deep freeze with snow, wind, and ice.  A good mix for staying inside and enjoying some scrap play.


First up I want to tackle these cut offs one of our students gifted me.  Some very pretty orientals that I am using Bonnie Hunter's Hour Glass Block Challenge with.  These are just a beginning as Emily is making 40 star blocks and I should eventually receive 320 'points' - makes for a lot of hourglasses. I don't have an oriental stash, so this is gold to me.


Then I am taking on these strips to make some string blocks on old phone book papers.  I don't have to think too hard - just run them thru the machine while some music plays in the background.

Hope you get to sew today,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

15 comments:

  1. cant wait to see what you make with these "parts". Ihave decided that my stash needs to be cut up so that I can use it. isnt it funny how we save it for a special quilt and that time never comes. I want to use it and make quilts I can gift and enjoy.

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  2. Love the hour glass blocks. Very cute! I am with you on the strings....my basket is overflowing again. So some mindless sewing to do.

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  3. I love the quilts you produce from all the scraps and when I get enough time(!) I am going to try and do something with all the scraps I have but I still have some UFOs' which I need to finish first. Keep warm in all the cold weather. They have forecast thunder snow for some parts of the UK but I think we are just going to have it very cold and frosty (we are in the middle of the country). Hugs, Susie x

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  4. The oriental fabrics should be fun to play with. They will make some very pretty hour glass blocks.

    Stay warm and sew on...

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  5. Strings are on my list but I don't have the mind set to get started on them. Have fun with that Asian fabric, I don't have any either but have seen some really beautiful ones.

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  6. Enjoy your time working with scraps. I was able to get a little sewing in this week, it feels great. Stay warm and cozy.

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  7. We got around eight inches of snow last night, which is a lot for us. Enjoy your scraps. I'll be quilting today.

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  8. Cold, snow, ice (rain, sleet, wind) -- all of those are great excuses for playing inside with scraps! You've got this in the bag, so to speak!! LOL! :)

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  9. I've totally been using your phone book idea for strips and LOVE it too! Yes, easy peasy sewing! THANKS Sharon!

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  10. It looks like a great project for a cold day.

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  11. How big are your cut-off Hourglass units? Snowed in along with most of the PNW. Enjoy your Sew time.

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  12. String blocks are still a favorite!

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  13. Lots of wet weather here too , great for sewing . Can't wait to see what you do with the cut offs , they look like pretty fabrics and string blocks are fun to do 😊

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  14. It's definitely been sewing weather. Looking forward to seeing how all your playing worked out.

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