Hello and happy Wednesday! This week‘s works in progress projects have been a variety of “use my scraps” projects! Of course I had a lot of scraps while sewing the five new Creekside quilts, and I tried to cut things into usable pieces as I went along.
I ended up with a good assortment of 2 ½″ strips and squares; the squares
have now been sewn into five 20-piece grids which I plan to use for pot holders as soon as possible! I plan to post about them asap!
While sewing I had a lot of pieces from easy-corner sewing and flying geese sewing that I sewed together into half-square triangles while working on the other quilts. I used them as leaders and enders for nearly all of the market sewing and ended up with a few hundred!
I think it would be a little overwhelming to try and trim and press them all in one sitting, so I have them in a basket now, and I plan to press and trim a handful each night.
Last night I did a few handfuls…there are still so many to trim and press, but breaking it up into manageable segments seems to be working so far!
A couple of my new quilts had strip set units and nine-patch units, so I saved the extras to make this fun block! It might end up being a pillow…or would make a cute place mat center, too!
I had an extra block left over from my Patchwork Garden quilt…I’m seriously thinking about using it in a king-size version of that quilt…I really, really love that pattern!
As a reward for finishing up the trimming and pressing of all of those half-square triangles above, I think I’m going to start a new “just for fun” project!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy quilting!
Little Quiltsong says
Just for fun projects are often the best :)! I enjoy cutting up any scraps as I go along too – not so overwhelming later on. Love your project plans for those left-over scraps and blocks.
Jan A. says
Sheri I love these blocks. So simple yet so crisp and beautiful. As a somewhat new quilter I've heard the term leader and ender, but am not sure what that really means. Can you enlighten me? Thanks!
I love your new collection and everything you are making with it:-)
Just for fun projects are the best!
Scrap sewing is always more fun if you like the fabrics– and these are wonderful pieces of fabric!
That's a lot of bonus blocks and squares from Market sewing. Nice!
Judith Sturm says
I love, love, love the striking blocks you made to use for potholders! Thanks for sharing this wonderful combination of colors!
Lynne Tilley says
You just make me want to sew!!
It is great that you are so organized and are using up your scraps right away. These smaller versions could also be patterns or more demos for your fabric line, what a wonderful way to use scraps, although I think they are to pretty to be called scraps, they look like they were planned.
Liz Rehrauer says
Yesterday I spent the day organizing/separating my scraps trying to come up with ideas of what to sew them into. Pot holders! Great idea. Thanks.
Pearl IVENS says
I am also a new quilter and would welcome leader and wonder ideas