Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Scrap Wednesday


Funny how those scraps and bits and wedges just never seem to go down in the pile - in fact, I think they multiply!  But I have been enjoying  SARAH'S tips, techniques, patterns, and ideas so far this year.  Even this old dog has learned a new trick here and there.


I have found there is a need to tame some of my shoe box totes that I just cannot close the covers on.  The grays jumped at me (I actually knocked it on the floor too many times) and using many in the Winter Solstice QAL, but that isn't enough.


So I paired them with a 'found' gifted mini charm pack and started to make boxed blocks - easy and no stress.  The fun thing with these blocks is you can change them up for so many looks.  Larger center square with skinny boxes, 4-patches in the center, even make them rectangle instead of square by making the top/bottom strip wider or start with the center as a skinny rectangle and box it.  Just play!!


Half the quilt is assembled and I will work on the other half today and marry the two.  I have a large piece of gray on the shelf that is going for the final border.  Yes, I said a border.  I'm thinking of naming this one 'Arsnic and Old Lace ' as that is all I can think of while sewing all these grays.

** linking up with Sarah and Lorna **

Find time to play today,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

15 comments:

  1. I am so drawn to this quilt and you know I love lots of color. There's something very calm and soothing to it.

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  2. I think it is a beautiful quilt, love those color combo's. A great guy quilt too.

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  3. Love your name! It is fun to see what color memory triggers in us. I have to get busy again now that I am back on my feet. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. Great name. The piece is really neat to look at and will make a great finished quilt. Next stop at my house is the sewing room. Enjoy your day.

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  5. Beautiful! Even though I love colour, there is something pleasing about a neutral quilt!

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  6. I have had several other people mention "Arsenic & Old Lace" over the past couple of weeks. Think that might be a sign that I should watch the movie! LOL

    Great job.

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  7. That Sarah -- she's a good one! I don't care if she *is* a fabric addict. LOL! Sharon, I adore your 'Arsnic and Old Lace' - looking forward to seeing the married whole thing!! Great job! :)

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  8. That is one of my favorite quilt blocks. Looks like it is a great way to tame your scraps!!

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  9. I'm loving those grays, and I love how tidy the blocks look. Saw something else earlier this morning that made me think I might turn my quilty 365 into a quilty "four corners" instead.

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  10. Simple design but a very pretty quilt.

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  11. A gorgeous quilt and half done already - you are cruising right along!! My guild does "5 minute flashes" which are new products, a project or whatever. Last night the lady talked about how hard it is to use up stash. She started with 8 FQs and showed (I think) 5 doll quilts, 2 lap size quilts (with a little extra stash thrown in) and still she had leftovers. We all had a good laugh.

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  12. I make colorful quilt, however I find these gray themed blocks very classy. Love simple quilt patterns.

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  13. I am a big fan of greys, and I love how your quilt is looking.

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  14. Lovely - simple and calming.

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