I spent most of this past week washing, pressing and cutting up scraps! Well to be honest, not all were technically scraps, I did add in a couple fat quarters. A couple things started me on this mission first, the quilt on the cover of Sew Scrappy volume two and the other, Pleasant Home Sew scraps along event.
New blade inserted, I started cutting! I really loved the rich, autumnal colors in the Scrappy Hourglass quilt featured on the front of Sew Scrappy, but thought that I didn't have many fabrics in those colors. Imagine my delight when I checked the fabrics from a Civil War block of the month kit I had bought years ago and realized there were many fabrics in there large enough to cut into the blocks for the hourglass. Originally in the tag sale pile, I was glad to be able to use those fabrics! While I still don't have nearly enough squares, I did get a good start on them.
Here is my pile of squares.
Since finding Sew Scraps Along at Pleasant Home
I have been daily exploring new blogs, researching quilt patterns,etc. When the Picnic Quilt tutorial was shared-- I knew I had to make one! I just loved the colors and the pattern! So, I dug through my scraps and yes, fat quarters as well--I even bought a few new fat quarters for this one! Again, I don't have enough yet to complete the quilt, but I am going to use this one as a Leaders and Enders quilt-so there is enough to get started. Here is what I have so far:
I did cut up what I had in scraps for two more quilts! Another post in Sew Scraps Along was about Postage Stamp quilts. After reading the post, off to google I went. I found a postage stamp, charm quilt swap starting at The Curious Quilter
So, I added 2 inch squares to my scrap cutting.
Finally, I had found a great leaders and enders quilt tutorial over at Em's Scrapbag so I got all of my chain squares cut out--using scraps my Mother-in-law had given me and cut what I could for the other pieces. All of these are still works in progress, as I create more scraps to add!
Amy's Creative Side forced me to get it done early! Not only does it feel great to have that done early--but I also accomplished the goals I set for Amy's challenge. Now to decide this week's goal!
Thanks for sticking with this long post! I plan to post more often...this week I think I will do some sewing! I also have some scrapbooking projects to work on--oh and cleaning, I must clean!