Saturday, July 23, 2011

Scrappy Saturday

I have been going crazy with the rotary cutter this week (too hot to do much else!)
I got all my Paperweight FQ's cut, and started cutting from the red and blue scrap bins. 
I cut out all the remaining bricks needed for the donation quilt for next year (see this post for the pattern link) and have been sewing the bricks into columns. This is how it is taking shape on the design wall.
I have also made a few mistakes (not serious ones like wearing 2 different shoes!).
When power sewing, several times I sewed two bricks stuck together...rip, rip, rip.
What are you sewing with your scraps today?

16 comments:

  1. This is one of the quilts on my list too! Yours looks very cheerful and energetic. Yeah, I have sewn two pieces together like that too...not the kind of two-fer you want!

    Two different shoes--that's a good one. My DH did that when he traveled out of town for a big sales show--had to walk around a convention center in two different shoes all day, one black, one brown :)

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  2. I really like this pattern--I'll have to check it out. It is wonderfully scrappy!
    I had to laugh at your sewing error, only because I just did the very same thing with a couple of my 21" strips on Floribunda. The fabric must have had a bad case of static cling! : )

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  3. Love, love, love this quilt. Yip, I've ripped for that very reason. I love the use of the black and white prints.

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  4. What I like about your quilt is that you used mostly blue and red and that ties it all together.When I saw Bonnie's quilt I wasn't too interested in doing it but after seeing yours I want to start one.

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  5. I'm indulging my latest "enthusiasm" - I have been collecting Vintage Designer Sheets (OK, sheets from the Goodwill store). I got a really pretty floral that I made the focus fabric of strip quilt blocks (using up my stash of floral fabrics), and now I'm sewing the blocks into rows. I have enough of the sheet material left for borders, backing and binding. It will be a donation quilt for the group I do charity quilting for. AND I had plenty of fabric left over to make 2 1/2", 2" and 1 1/2" strips to put in my strip storage bins for future use.

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  6. I love all the wonderful colors in this quilt. I have a bin of bricks I wasn't sure what to do with and this looks like fun. Just may have to add it to my list.

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  7. Such a fun scrap pattern. Looks great in all those shades of red and blue.

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  8. Seems like ripping out was the thing to do this week. I only had two blocks to do Friday. The first one went together perfectly. The second: I had to rip out three seams before it was finally done. I think I had put on the wrong head.

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  9. That is going to be gorgeous! And good for you to be busy cutting! I'm working on a few scrappy HST's. :-) Have a happy week!

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  10. hey, I been doing some rip rip ripping here too!
    You amaze me every time I see another of your projects....maybe I should spend more time at my sewing machine and less with my laptop LOL!!!

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  11. Love the little row of 4-patches running down the quilt!

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  12. This quilt top is coming along very nicely. It looks great!

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  13. That is coming along nicely and so pretty! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I really need to practice your 'be patient' block in the next post..... a 3 year old and a 2 year old really are trying my patience lately... on top of buying a house, selling a house and finding an interim place to stay before moving across the country... I see lots of sewing in my future the next couple of weeks!

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  14. Love how your Bricks and SStones is coming together :)

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  15. I made a version of this for a friend. I really enjoyed making it. Will do it again . am thinking yellow and blue.

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