my sunday scrap project

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At the moment I am trying to get organised and move my craft corner (which is a series of tubs – way too embarrassing to photograph) to a cupboard with all these nice little boxes I got from Ikea. As part of the process I have been trying to use up scraps – mainly because I know they will sit there for years and I will probably never get around to using them – and of course it is a great form of procrastination.

I have decided that Sunday afternoon is my trying to use up scraps day. And because it is winter and the last few weekends have been wet – it has been the perfect excuse to put on an old movie and sew! So week 1 I decided to do some little log cabins using yellows and purples. I am not sure what my next step with this one will be – I might add some more fabric or turn it into a doll quilt. I paired this one up with Marilyn’s The seven year itch

Week 2 I thought I would try Film in the Fridge’s String Quilt Block tutorial. I have never done paper piercing before and lucky we had a new phonebook arrive the otherday so I could tear out the pages of the old one to use. I had fun making this one (+ it uses up some of the bigger scraps). I think I will be making more! While making this one I watch K Hepburn & Bogat in The African Queen

I still have a lot more scraps to go….

Quilt top for Mum

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Quilt top (not yet fully sewn together) Quilt for my mother who loves turquoise at the moment. Made from Amy Butler Daisy Chain – I was inspired Pressed Flower fabric (centre) which reminded me of a tile – surrounded by some kona solids then more Amy Bulter!! Because of the pattern I could get 2 different “tiles”. I am loving the fabric combination and hoping it is a raining miserable weekend so i can finish it without feeling guilty that i should be doing other stuff!

Scrap Bag

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Scrap Bag
Originally uploaded by squishedfairy

I recently bought a copy of Patchwork Style: 35 Simple Projects for a Cozy and Colorful Life (Make Good: Crafts + Life) by Suzuko Koseki and have fallen in love with half of the projects and the use of scraps – i wish i could get my hands on some of the fabric she uses!. For my first project i made the fan bag from some black white and red scraps. I am keeping this one for me!

Katie’s 30th Quilt

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Katie’s 30th Quilt
Originally uploaded by squishedfairy

On the weekend I finally finished my hope-to-one-day be sister in law Katie’s 30th birthday quilt. It was the quilt i was doing as part of the oh fransson quilt-a-long. It uses Amy Butler Midwest Moderns and Quilting solids + some dark grey sashing. The back is made up of some of the scraps and two pieces of an early Amy Butler print. I am still not confident to do free motion quilting so I am still just following the lines. I hope she likes it ( it is a month late)