And the boxes of scraps that turn into a storage tub,then two storage tubs…. you get the picture .
That’s what I’m looking at.. I have scraps of my own that have piled up ,scraps from my Mom when we had to rehome her,and more scraps coming from a elderly church lady who called ,saying she has some scraps for me.
So what am I going to do with all this fabric that would take ages to cut up into blocks,then there would be so many little sizes.. (that thought gives me a headache.)
I went for my pencil ,paper and ruler. I’m not an artist but with the help of a ruler I can draw some lines. I made two block patterns that I liked that used little pieces.
I am also going to use the log cabin one again for I really like it. I once again removed the thread from my machine ,then stacked ten news printing paper under the copy pattern that I had made. I copied off 10 copies of the white copy paper as my guide to sew the lines on the thinner news print. You can see the lines where to sew ,also it makes tearing the paper off easier.
I use the larger pieces for the log cabin ,then put aside the even smaller ones for the little 4.5 inch blocks.
I have fifty five blocks done of the log cabins
Then this block
Fifteen of these done… then the last block pattern.
These are using little shapes of all sizes..
The blocks look like this before you trim them
Trim up the blocks and you had a lovely block full of color.
I have twenty of these done. I have many more to make as it hasn’t even made much of a difference in the scrap stack. I will decide later how I will use them .
I have put in a quilt top back in my frame again,it will keep me busy quilting all winter.. and maybe into next one. It is the fire hosta island quilt top that measures 100″by 100″.
This is the quilt that I just took out.. now to bind it. I really procrastinate when it comes to binding.
Keep warm friends ,for even the south is cold today. I have ice on my porch even in the middle of the day.. Deb