I periodically do some reorganization of my sewing studio. Over this last year now of being pretty much home bound due to the Covid virus I have worked on better organization and the realization I have way too much stashed fabric and scraps. I tend to be frugal so scraps have been used to make many charity quilts and also given to a friend that also does charity wheel chair lap quilts. While the stash has diminished some there is still lots to deal with.
The goal/plan is to empty this once overfilled wired storage basket. It would be nice to put some nice new fabric it in. Time to move out the old and in with the new.I finished this quilt top for my charity group on Sunday afternoon. It really didn't make much of a dent in the stash. However, I am not done I am working on another one some what similar in pattern with the hopes that it will actually leave me with that empty storage bin.
This quilt top will really be scrappy, probably not quite as pretty as the above finished one, but often what looks not so appealing turns out to really be fun and interesting. Since I need 25 of these blocks to make a 55 by 55 inch quilt top plus have enough to cut bindings for it too, I may just complete my goal.This little beauty, one of my daughter's many chicken has been named Houdini. She is one of 10 little sisters that were a FFA project for one of my grandsons. She and her sisters were moved into the larger pen with the ducks which has no netting roof on it. So my daughter clipped all their winds so they could not fly out. Well, thus the name Houdini given her, as she is up and out and back in again over the fencing all day long. They do lay lovely little pale green eggs about half the size of a regular chicken egg. So they are productive little hens. And no she is not near a road in the background that is path provided for the boys around their property when they were younger to ride their bicycles and scooters. They live on 3 acres out in the country and it provided the boys with a safe play area right in their own yard.
Your scrappy blocks look terrific. I have multiple plastic drawers full of scraps but no real collections like your Kaffe. Sewing them up into quilts is so satisfying, right?ReplyDelete
What a pretty lady! I like the trellis effect of your donation quilt.ReplyDelete
Your new scrappy quilt is looking lovely to me! My problem is that whenever I set out to make a scrappy quilt, I can't help myself and I buy a whole slew of NEW FQs to supplement the scraps... resulting in way more scraps at the end of the project than I had at the beginning! There oughta be a support group...ReplyDelete
that is a great pattern idea for scrappy. your scraps are very pretty but good luck emptying a whole drawerReplyDelete
What a wonderful way to use up your scraps! Lovely colors in all. That Hen is too funny! Thanks for linking up to To-Do!ReplyDelete
always fun to see what you find to work on!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful work you do. I wish I had this talent.ReplyDelete
Love the chicken escapes. Perfect name for her too. Some girls will do what they wish. I chuckled.
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It always amazes me at those scraps just won't disappear!ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt top & blocks--great use of scraps. What a fun chicken!ReplyDelete
Love Kaffe so of course I love your quilts! I think this is a great pattern to use up scraps. Here's hoping that bin is soon empty. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
Love the brights! And you are taming your fabrics! Well done! Mine are still frolicking around my sewing room begging for attention!ReplyDelete
Stay safe and sew on!
Great use of the florals. Almost a 3D effect!ReplyDelete
I think the second Kaffe quilt will be just as pretty as the first. Nice use of some YELLOW scraps for the RSC!!ReplyDelete
What a pretty scrap quiltReplyDelete
This is a great pattern for using up your lovely scraps. And I always look forward to seeing your chicken and peacock pictures! Have fun fabric shopping when this top is done!ReplyDelete
That looks like a great use for your scraps! I really like the one with the white centers. Houdini sounds like the perfect name for that hen. Does your daughter sell the eggs?ReplyDelete
Some of your quilt pieces remind me of my mom as she did some occasional quilting, too. As always, your finished top is gorgeous :) Good luck with the organizing.ReplyDelete
It's great to see your link at 'My Corner of the World' this week!
I know what you mean, the scraps are endless. You are making great use of them though. I like the pattern that you used.ReplyDelete
Love this block idea, looks like you are using consistent size strips.ReplyDelete
Hi Donnalee, I think that your first quilt is fabulous. How wonderful! It's amazing how making a whole quilt of scraps makes only a small dent in the whole scrap heap! Take care.ReplyDelete
Your scrappy quilt is gorgeous, and I'm sure the second one will be too. Wow, terrific idea to empty a scrap box and fill it with new fabrics!ReplyDelete
Thank you for linking up today ;)
A great scrappy quilt! Loving the 1/4 cabin blocks, I'm making a similar one at present too! It's funny how those scraps just keep on multiplying!ReplyDelete
Oh How I love these two Quilts!! I love the white square - but the one using a kaffe(or bright) oh that tkaes my breath away!! Go you!!ReplyDelete
A plan is good. Following it is rewarding! Hope you can make a dent.ReplyDelete
Love the beautiful quilts you are creating. I guess if the fabric is pretty, how could it turn into an ugly quilt? Besides being an escape artist, Houdini is a lovely chicken! Love her hair-do!ReplyDelete
You have very pretty scraps and you picked a perfect pattern to show them off. It will make a darling quilt.ReplyDelete
Great work. I always love your fabric collection. Anyway, I found another fabric store which is Broadway Fabrics.ReplyDelete