Saturday, December 21, 2013

Scrappy Saturday

I am enjoying the "no colour" month for the Scrappy Rainbow Challenge. I am taking this opportunity to clear off my cutting table and the surrounding area (which would be way too embarrassing to show you a picture of!)


I have been enjoying sewing spool blocks as leader/enders for the mystery sewing, and here are 4 finished spool block sets using some of my mystery fabrics. I just love this spool project, so will be continuing to work on it well into next year.



When cleaning off my cutting table, I am cutting every piece that is not specifically for a project into usable scrap sizes... 2" squares, 1.5" x 3.5" (for spool blocks), 1.5" squares and 1" strips. These sizes all will be sewn into blocks next year, and I am enjoying the rainbow of scraps this month, as well as a cleaner surface on my table!
I also finished sewing the 2.25" Alamo Star blocks I had cut in November (and that are the pieces cut in my photo header). These blocks are fairly low contrast in comparison to the other star blocks I've sewn this year,    but they will find a happy place to live in the finished quilt.
Hop over to SoScrappy to see what other scrappers are working on today.

15 comments:

  1. An end of the year clear off sounds like a lovely idea for this time of year. What a great way to get organized and start planning for a new year of quilts! I hope the Alamo Star blocks are getting close, I am anxious to see them all come together.

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  2. Since trying to finish things for Christmas and knitting...My sewing room is going to need a mucking out too. Can't wait for the new year...full of so many new quilts!!!

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  3. Spool blocks are another classic block. A clean-up sounds like a great plan heading into the new year.

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  4. LOVE your alamo star blocks, SEW cute.... Keep me posted on the rainbow one, I may do one or two ;)

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  5. Clearing up and clearing out for the New Year sounds perfect and you are making some great blocks while you are at it!

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  6. Great low-volume Alamo Stars - they remind me of Christmas cookies!

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  7. Smart to do a cleaning and clearning up. I'm going to wait until February when I have to clean up the room for my parents =) Can't wait to see those Alamo stars all together. I love those spools...... I have too many things I want to do for the RSC next year. Time to put them in a hat and draw.

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  8. Clearing off space is a GREAT idea if I had all my CS 4-patches completed. I could spend months clearing off my Cutting table downstairs. Not enough hours in my days for that. I just set up another cutting space and go for it!

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  9. Love the spool blocks, great idea sew them as Leaders & Enders. I love the Christmas Lights fabric you use for one of the spools. Does I understand right? The Alamo Star block measure 2,25" finished! OMG.
    I need to clear off my area.
    Hugs

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  10. I love your spool blocks. I have been hunting for a leader ender project i will have to check that one out! I can't believe your Alamo star blocks! those are amazing! have fun sewing the mystery quilt! Merry Christmas! xo jan

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  11. Your little spools are so sweet. I plan to start making them next year.

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  12. spools looking good, good idea to keep on top of cutting up the scraps, they are then ready for when you want them, you are so organised

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  13. Your spool blocks are looking good. I love traditional blocks, especially small ones. Bow Ties is another favourite of mine. Look forward to seeing more of them

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  14. You are WAY too organized - jealous!
    Merry Christmas!

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