Saturday, April 09, 2016

Scrappy Saturday



I got totally lost in the batik scrap box this week. I was oohing and ahhhing over such pretty scraps. How much time passed as I cut and sorted these little gems? The squares and strips are 1.25".





Just look at these trimmings that someone gifted to me! I love that light blue fabric with the pink leaves. I'm not sure if I will cut these into Alamo star pieces, or save them for something else? They are quite large pieces!







Here's the first batch of Alamo star blocks ready to sew. Each star measures 2.75" and is made of 17 little pieces. I sew these blocks as leader/enders, so I like to have a stack of pieces beside my machine to put through the machine between other seams I am sewing. The colour for the RSC this month is orange, so all of these blocks will either be an orange star or have an orange background.
To see more orange projects, hop over to SoScrappy.

28 comments:

Deb A said...

Beautiful fabrics. Lucky you.... I really need to get lost in the scrap bin and prep things one of these days.

scraphappy said...

It is so easy to get lost in a wonderful pile of beautiful fabric. With such tiny pieces, you could play for hours with the tiniest of leftovers. What could be more fun?

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Such pretty fabrics! Oh my...17 pieces in less than 3 inches! I'm sure it's fun getting them put together!

Ivani said...

You sure had a great fun sorting those tiny scraps.

Peggyinno said...

I am drooling over all those yummy batiks! They will make beautiful blocks!

katie z. said...

More lovelies!

gayle said...

Gorgeous batiks to make those gorgeous tiny stars! I'm absolutely crazy about those little things!

MissPat said...

I love your little Alamo stars, but I just can't envision working with pieces that small. How do you get them to lay flat with so many seams?

allthingzsewn said...

It is beautiful fabric, waiting to see the finished stars.

allthingzsewn said...

It is beautiful fabric, waiting to see the finished stars.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

beautiful fabric! I don't have mine divided up like that but I can see where it would really be handy if you want to make a quilt with just a specific kind of fabric like batik

Quiltdivajulie said...

Scraps are THE BEST ... happy stitching on those teeny tiny stars!

tubakk said...

So many beautiful scraps. These are going to be many useful blocks. Have a nice time with your scraps, and please show off the blocks when they are finished.

Sue Noetzel said...

There is a store near me that sells almost exclusively batik fabric. It is always so much fun to explore all the different ones. You have some lively scraps to work with. Can't wait to see the finished blocks!

Janet O. said...

Very easy to get lost in such beautiful fabric! Scrumptious scraps--and it looks like there will be some really pretty stars coming of your playtime. : )

Needled Mom said...

Looks like a fun project.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

What a fun collection of batik scraps! Looks like they will turn into beautiful stars.

Sally T said...

Your Alamo stars are amazing finished, but maybe more amazing assembled.

Mary said...

You put me to shame using up every little bit. The Alamo stars are tiny. Have fun stitching them between the lines.

PaulaB quilts said...

A really special gift. I'm eager to see those tiny gem blocks.

LA Paylor said...

ahhh the organized scrap

Frances Meredith said...

What a treat to be given those scraps - hours of fun

Magpie Sue said...

You and Gayle and your tiny scraps! You've got lots of fun sewing time ahead of you though. :- )

Angie said...

I love seeing all the different batiks for the Alamo Star blocks! It's going to be an amazing quilt!

Cathy said...

Oh my stars! I don't know how you do it!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You and your tiny little scraps and blocks always amaze me ! :)

Mystic Quilter said...

Luscious coloured collection of scraps all ready to go!

Kate said...

Batiks are such fun to play with. Your Alamo Stars are beautiful blocks. Looking forward to seeing that one up on the design way again.