Saturday, August 01, 2020

Scrappy Saturday

It seems that whenever I go into the quilt studio these days I feel restless and can't concentrate on one thing. I tried to focus energy on three different projects, started into each one, but couldn't make progress on any of them.

One project needs a border decision (it's going to the UFO closet for sure), one needs a layout decision (probably also going to the UFO closet) and the other one needs complex cutting and I just couldn't organize my thoughts to get it done.

So I started digging through scrap bags, organizing pieces, cutting for scrap projects and finally started to relax. There is just something about the mindless task of organizing scraps that puts my brain into another gear. 

The colour of the month at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is purple. It's not a colour I sew with very often but I do have some scraps to work with.


purple waffle blocks
After sorting the scraps and finding some purple I was able to settle into some sewing and made more blocks for the waffle project. I just love that each block:
1) uses up ten little 1.5" squares, and 
2) it creates an "I spy" effect with all the hidden treasures. Can you spy the cat, the bird, and the teddybear? Just so fun for a kids quilt!



This is my 3rd month working on the waffle project, so I have some blue, pink and purple blocks in the collection.
These are fun to sew, and hard to keep as a leader-ender because they keep wanting to be the main project!
Hop over to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and Oh Scrap! to see more scrappy projects.

18 comments:

Julierose said...

Just love that waffle quilt--I have found myself "waffling around" a few times during this isolation, too!! (hahaha)
But your waffling has beautiful results--mine not so much ;))
Hugs from afar...Julierose

Deb A said...

Those are really cute.... I can see where they keep wanting to be the main project. I know how you feel... too many projects and can't concentrate or make decisions....

Frédérique said...

Pretty blocks, it's going to be a beautiful and very interesting quilt

hetty said...

Love your waffle blocks. I am having similar problems. I only seem to want to work on my waffles. I am hoping that other projects will call to me when they want to be finished.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Nice job of whipping up an order of PURPLE Waffle (blocks) for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!! I'm with you on the zen-ness of scrap sorting. LOVE!!

Mari said...

I feel the same way. Sometimes all I want is to just look at the fabric, not cut or stitch anything. Unfocused is a good way to put it. Have fun with some purples, even if they're just getting sorted.

Janet O. said...

Just loving those waffle blocks!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your waffle blocks are just great! They seem like just the thing to sew on when you can't make other kinds of decisions right then.

Jenny said...

Your waffles always look such fun blocks!

grammajudyb said...

I so understand! Unfocused is a good word for it!

Katie Z. said...

The waffles are lovely. It seems many ladies feel unfocused this week. It’s hard to stay focused after so many months of uncertainty!

Kris said...

I am like you Kathy, except I can't think when I go into my sewing room because it is in such Chaos - just like the rest of my life right now!! I keep saying one of these days . . . .

Sarah said...

You are not alone my friend! But glad you managed to settle to your waffle blocks eventually. It will make a great i spy quilt one day.

Kate said...

It can be hard to turn off your brain to focus on stitchy stuff. Looks like you found the perfect project to make that happen. I've resorted to cleaning up the sewing room to settle into stitching time. That's worked and has the added benefit, I can actually find a few things now!

maggie fellow said...

I agree that digging in a scrap pile is somehow healing. I like the waffle blocks - they look like fun

Angela said...

So pretty! I love this quilt!

gayle said...

I LOVE your waffle blocks! (I'm already working on multiple 1.5" squares projects - one more wouldn't hurt, right? Hmm...)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Scraps are the best therapy :)

Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!