Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Weekend Quilting and More Scraps

  
I spent a lot of time this weekend working on a king-size market quilt that I can't share just yet; however, I did take a couple hours and work on my overflowing scrap bin. This basket was spilling over the edges before I started work, and now it has organized background strips on the left and bright strips on the right for my scrappy log cabin blocks. All of these strips are at least 1 5/8" which makes them perfect for those blocks. I only kept strips that were long enough, too. I can't wait to make a few more blocks as they will go together quickly now that I have some organized scraps. I wonder how many blocks I can make with these? I also organized another one of my scrap containers this weekend...






  
This basket looks about the same as it did before I organized it, but it's actually much improved! All of these pieces are between 3/4" and 1 1/2" wide...perfect for my scrappy string blocks. Again I took out pieces that were too short or too narrow. I couldn't believe how many 1/2" wide strips I'd saved...not sure why!



And at the very bottom of the scrap basket I found these half-square triangles. I just had to press and trim them, and now they're ready to go. This was kind of a treasure to find these all sewn and ready to go!



This was what my stack of Paradiso by Kate Spain looked like Monday morning when I started work...this stack is also the reason I don't have much sewing to share from the weekend.  I'm happy to say that these fabrics are now 192 flying geese...and the quilt is starting to come together!  More soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


11 comments:

Susan Smith said...

Sounds like you really had a productive weekend! I wish my scrap baskets looked like yours!!

gailss said...

I just think that this organization of scraps is great and I am going to get some storage totes or baskets and get started on sorting mine out....Thank Sherri

Sandy said...

I love organization...too bad my sewing room needs it big time!! ;)

Karin Vail said...

the vintage modern HST's are fab! Can't wait to see the flying geese!

Joy said...

I just did a bit of organizing myself. Now for a new mess of cutting and prepping! LOL

Kathleen OGrady said...

I wish I was as organized (and productive) as you. Please tell me what fabric that is on top of your strip basket, red with flowers and white grids in the background, looks so cute. Thanks!

Sew Filomena said...

Ohh the Vintage Modern, my favourite fabric ever.... And your scraps are gorgeous in their baskets.

mascanlon said...

I have just got to get better with my scraps, big piles of scrunched up bits and pieces. Hate to give up the sewing time but I think I must!

Andy said...

I spy some 'Best Day Ever' prints in there! Why do other people's scraps look so much cuter than my own??

Anne Heidi said...

I wish my scrap bin was that organized... Makes it a lit easier to use fabrics from it rather than pull new fabrics.... Looking forward to see your secret market project in Houston!

Carol Wagers said...

Lovely colors, Sherri. Can't wait to see your next book. Now if I could just find the 1st two: they're LOST someplace in my bookroom. Unfortunately, I have way TOOOOO many books to be able to keep track of everything.

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