Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's the Little Things...



After working on so many big projects this month...I was ready to sew some small items.  On Saturday I sewed these "boxy" bags I've been meaning to sew up for awhile; and, yes, I used my scraps to make them (fabrics Fresh Cottons and Bliss)!


Because of all of the talk about scraps these days (thank you, Jodi!), I've been really motivated to organize some of my stash.


Today I organized my Lecien stash using Lori's method here (you'll have to scroll down to nearly the end of the post, but you can see wonderful pictures of her amazing sewing room along the way).  I plan on making several scrappy projects with these fabrics, so I took the time today to do some cutting.



 I collected these fabrics over the past year from a variety of shops and really think they make a cute set.  A  few extra charms and fat quarters have been listed in my Etsy shop.


And I've continued to work on one of my favorite small projects ever!  I have three flowers completed now and have them pinned and ready to applique' them to the background fabric! What little things do you work on when you don't feel like a major project?

Oh...and I've got a quilt that will be coming home soon--you can see it here...thank you Judi!


30 comments:

Jenni said...

for me, a small object like a pincushion is a good way to keep me occupied when I don't feel like a big project. Sometimes a soft toy for one of the tots:) Congrats on getting some scraps organized!

Mama Pea said...

Great fabrics! I like working on small projects lately, too. Need instant gratification. I like making small bags, like you. I also like having small hand embroidery projects or knitting to work on when I'm not in the mood for a big quilting project. I will be interested to read about this scrap cutting system. I have been meaning to try Bonnie Hunter's system for a few years now, but I can't seem to get any forward momentum going! I think I'm afraid to cut up my scraps, because what if I need a big piece of something (for applique or who knows what?)!!

Darlene said...

Wonderful assortment of fabrics, Sherri!

OMG, you're killing me here - I love your boxy bags. Soooo cute!

Barb said...

Your boxy bags are wonderfl and your scraps have me salvatating...need drool rag...

A Plain Path said...

Ooh....great boxy bags!! What a fun project!

Carol said...

Thankyou for posting the cute flower garden blocks. Its very inspriring and motivating to me. HOpe to start some soon.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Pretty post Sherri! And your quilt over at Judi's is incredible!

Needled Mom said...

The small projects can feel so rewarding. I love your little boxes and the great flowers.

I saw your quilt on Judi's site. It looked awesome!!!

Thelma said...

Your quilt over at Judi's, amazing!! You must be thrilled. The quilt top was very pretty, but the quilt job, one of the best I've ever seen!

Love the boxy bags!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Cute little bags! How fun to do something you can finish quickly and get that great sense of accomplishment. :-) Great job on cutting up your fabrics too! Can't wait to see your future projects.
Happy stitchin'!

Nedra said...

Judi came into the shop today and I mentioned how much I love the most recent quilt she did for you.
And I'm so happy to be a proud recipeint of one of your boxes.

Terriaw said...

I love your boxy bags! Perfect for travel. I love having little projects on the side, in between larger quilt-type projects. I like to make mini quilts or mug mats or storage cubes or just small patchwork piecing. Your hexagon flowers are looking beautiful!

knitnoid said...

I've seen bags like your boxy bags before, but I've yet to find a pattern. Did you use follow a pattern or just wing it?

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh how darling! I want one! :)

WoolenSails said...

I like the idea of making the flowers into appliques. I just put the borders on my hexagons, just a lap sized, but a lot of sewing by hand.

Debbie

Lori Holt said...

hi sherri...
i am drooling over the "bliss" boxy bags!!! love love love them!
i consider it a compliment that you are using my method to cut into your precious Lecien stash. i promise you that because you have cut it this way...you will be able to use it to it's full potential!!!
i can't wait to see you next week:)
xx
lori

Patchwork and Play said...

What a great idea! That's going on my 'to-do' list!

Wilhelmiina said...

Beautiful fabrics!

ELP said...

Your blog is sooo fun to roam through, great ideas. I too am making hexie flowers. Love your fabrics, sew bright and clean looking.

Carol said...

Gosh I just love your boxy bags...you make the best bags! Your quilt over at Judi's is gorgeous...I have to go back and check Lori's cutting system...you're so organized.

Joanne said...

Those are adorable, Sherri. Where did you find the pattern for them?

Madame Samm said...

oh sugar it is always the smallest, littlest things that touch and warm our hearts..and that you do time and time again...simply a thank you for all of YOU this morning.

Micki said...

The flowers are just charming!
Micki

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

So so cute. Love the hexies. Your stash is wonderful.

Carrie P. said...

Very cute bags and Wowee what a fabulous quilting job that Judi did. Wow!!

Polly said...

I love working on small projects!
they get done so quickly and make you feel so accomplished!! I LOVE those fabrics! they are just yummy! i've never done hexagons...gotta improve my hand sewing VASTLY first!! BTW, where do we post our Le Petite project- Paganini? I posted mine here, but can not find which post to link it to...HELP! thanks! Polly

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Fab as usual, Sherri! I'm in Houston now and will head to Market tomorrow. Can't wait to see your quilts! Tell me everywhere I should look and I'll take pics!

Mona said...

The litle boxes and hexagon is just wonderful. Have a great weekend. Hugs from Norway.

an encourager said...

The boxy bags are adorable. Did you give a tutorial on those?

Julie said...

I really like your boxy bags. Is here a pattern for these?