Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Scrappy Wednesday


I've spent the last few days tackling a bag of scraps - that I shouldn't have looked at.  I have so many other things I should be doing.


Remember that over flowing table of scraps?  Alway the largest pieces get pulled out first and put into my fabric system.  Anything that fits a special project or that I am collecting for others gets bagged or boxed.  Then I am left to sort down FQ, strip, color, or those to get chopped.  BUT ocassionally inspiration tells me - "this works for this pile" - so get sewing!!


Because there were so many strips (and I have done too many string blocks) I immediately thought of Log Cabin Blocks.  And there are so many variations that can be played with too.  The Traditional was a must and 12 blocks worked up rather quickly.


Using up as many of those strips - Court House Steps.  Another quick 12 blocks were soon done.


There were a lot of solids, but in reviewing that pulled pile I found that a LOT of them were not cottons.  So those were tossed so only  six of each 
contrast of these were made.


And using up the rest into the six Spiral Log pattern.  I would love to make more of these, but six were added to the mix for this pile of scraps.


There are lots of Log Tree variations, but I set with these trees (6) to use up the last of the green strips and some of the binding cut-offs that were in this bag.  There were lots of bindings, but most were bias cut and I didn't want to add those into these blocks.  They got put away for possible use on some minis.


And a few (6) House blocks to the mix to wrap this venture up.  I worked with all the smaller pieces and strips of the whites, the larger ones went into that storage tote and surely will be put to good use with some current projects.


So I have a total of 54 blocks and this little pile of of left overs that will get chopped into my barrels.  I am sure those squares will be seen in one or more of my six (magic number I guess) on-going scrap projects. 

We are having some terrible weather - heavy rains and awful lightning - and to carry on over the next several day.  I will power down machines for safety (and probably the computer too), but that is a good thing.  I have a lot of hand work that has been neglected and will make for 'soothing' stitching.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

14 comments:

  1. you are just a little energizer bunny! so many awesome projects in the works.....wish I was as prolific a quilter as you.

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  2. Spiral logs, trees, and squares in squares, all my choices, but so much there, and you have been extra busy at the machine.

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  3. Terrific use of the scrap pile. I'm loving the trees and the spiral log cabin. Adding them to my list of scrap can do projects. You are sew inspirational. I think I'll head off to my machine now.

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  4. Good use of your scraps! I need to make more log cabin blocks. It seems that no matter how many scraps I use, the piles never get any smaller!

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  5. Everyone of those blocks makes me want to pull my scraps out and start making log cabins and their offspring. I really love the houses too. You always seem to make the best of the weather, I hope it clears up soon.

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  6. Wow, you have accomplished a lot!! Great mix of blocks!

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  7. I would love to have some of your energy!! You always seem to do things just right!! Want to give me a few tips?
    Enjoy your day

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  8. Wow...that was an impressive day's work! You and another friend are so organized and good at putting your scraps to work. I use mine too, but somehow the scraps accumulate faster than the finished quilts.

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  9. My sewing machine is ALWAYS the first (and sometimes only) thing I unplug when storms are coming! You've been very busy. It's amazing how quickly you can work thru a pile of scraps.

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  10. Wow you're amazing creating all those blocks, they are beautiful. I hope the weather doesn't get too bad. Take care.

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  11. I am always fascinated with what you magically do with a bag of scraps. Those are incredible blocks and I look forward to seeing them in future projects.

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  12. You made great use of all those scraps and so quickly too!

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  13. Oh sew many wonderful blocks made with the scraps....

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