Saturday, June 2, 2018

Attacking Scraps


This was an on-going project to use up my blacks.  Nothing easier than a stack quilt and most was done as a leader/ender.  It really sat for so long as I was debating on whether to use a color (which color?) for the sashing, but in the end I kept it to just white and I like it.  I'll us a scrappy black binding to tie it all together.


He thinks he is my next b/w project.  Moe just wanted to be near me all day and it didn't really matter what I pulled out on the table - he was on it.  Finally he crammed himself into my lites tote and napped most of the day away while at my elbow.


I received a new gifted bag of scraps and rather than stuff them away, I processed this down into three new projects to be worked on thru the Summer.  


One being Temecula Quilt Co - Summer Scraps.  I'm hoping this one will deplete all the scraps in the gifted bags yet to be gleened thru.  A lot of little blocks, a lot of little scraps, a lot of love - this is so my kind of quilt!


There were a lot of strattas in that bag that I pulled aside.  I managed to wrangle that lite from the tote before Moe settled in and cut twenty 6.5" squares.  The strattas will be cut into 1.5" strips to make some blocks that will make a debute later. 


Dawn @ SewYouQuilt2 has a challenge using a Moda Bake Shop pattern - 
Step Down.  I know, finish two flimsies and start four new projects - but it makes me happy.  The pattern is written for pre-cuts, but I hit the scraps.  The only tote of color I have (other than blue that I have enough blue quilts right now) that I could cut large squares was the orange.  Not my favorite color to use, but someone will love this quilt - and we do quilt for others.

Go stitch the weekend away,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

14 comments:

  1. Oh I love your oranges. So fun. Cant wait to see everyones blocks. I am using up 2 yds muslin and lots of the squares and then a blue in place of the black. A bunch of fab moved outta the stash....Yay!

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  2. Ps LOVE your black and whites
    Especially that one you call Moe😸

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  3. Oh Sharon! You certainly do know how to make a male quilter's mouth drool! I love your black and white scrap quilt, and of course, I love Moe too! I love the fact your processed your gifted scraps right away. I always do that too......receiving gifted scraps is such a blessing for us, and our resource centers! Happy Summer Sewing!

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  4. Moe has the best little personality. Enjoy your summer sewing.

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  5. You always have the most wonderful scrap projects. I love that you left the black and white just that way.

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  6. I love the black and white quite, very chic and Moe is an adorable quilters cat, so attentive (or is that sleepy). The orange will make a great quilt.

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  7. I like that Temecula "Summer Scraps" pattern. It looks like a lovely way to use up lots of little bits.

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  8. I think the white sashing was perfect - another color would have thrown the whole thing off. Good ole Moe, keeping Mom company :)

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  9. I adore your black and white quilt...so glad you kept it to only those colours...stunning!

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  10. The black and white quilt turned out beautifully! You've got some fun plans for all those scraps. Happy stitching!

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  11. Beautiful black and white quilt, love how cats fit themselves into containers..that action sure guaranteed your attention!! The quilt in the tree is amazing. I am sure your orange quilt will be loved.

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  12. Back in the Saddle, yes, it's been that, off and on all year for me so far. Love the Braided Rail Fence. Woohoo, 2 flimsy's finished! Sorry, I'm trying to catch up on 2 weeks of blog reading.

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  13. I very much like your pattern it's beautiful,thank for sharing good i dea !

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  14. I like the simplicity of the black and white quilt and congrats on using up scraps.

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