Friday, August 11, 2017

1930's FABRICS SCRAP ALONG

A week or two ago I decided after reorganizing my fabric stash that some fabric collections had to go.  Its out of control, and many fabric lines have not been touched for several years.  So I started with my 1800's and now have moved on to my 1930's.  
Ok, yes this is a big mess.  I did sort it all in the beginning by color, but as you can see that sort went by the wayside quickly as I started making blocks for a quilt.  
I found this pattern in Fat Quarter Style that makes up a 12 inch block.  Some of my prints had less than a fat quarter, but enough to cut at least one or two of the pieces in the blocks.  
So I started cutting and making color groups.  Silly but I might need to buy just a little bit of the orange and peach colors to help out with my stash and complete my idea.  
Row one is finished.  I am not adding shashings.  These blocks are 12 inches square finished, so with a layout of 5 blocks each row and 5 rows I get a 60 by 60 inch quilt top.  I will just layout colors mixed in each row and be done with it.  And hopefully done with the 1930's fabric stash.  If not then I guess I will be making another smaller baby quilt with what is left.  I need a baby quilt made up to keep for just in case occasions anyway.  

10 comments:

  1. Hi DonnaleeQ,
    What a great idea to use up that 30s stash. Those fabrics look great together. Too bad you have to pick up a bit more . . . you know that could be dangerous! Be careful; be very, very careful. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. I love what you've done with this fabric!

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  3. A great way to use up those 30's fabrics! I did smile when you wrote you may need to go shopping though!

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  4. You sure you want to buy some more? That's risky! lol It's really going to be a cute quilt. Perfect block for using 30's prints.

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  5. This looks like the prefect project to use your immense stash. I will be nice to see how it develops.

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  6. That's going to be a pretty, bright, and scrappy quilt! Looks like a great way to use up some fabric you don't want in your stash anymore!

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  7. Great use of such pretty fabrics.

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  8. I've had a pattern picked out for my 1930s fabric for years. At one point I had a solid fabric with it.... Your quilt will be darling. And won't you be so proud that you used up those scraps? Great job.

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  9. Good for you! I began a 30's Bin Bust -- made, hmmm, four quilt tops and ran out of steam. I estimate that I have 100 yards in that part of the stash. At least I haven't added to it!

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