Scrap life



Today was very over cast and raining which cooled things down once again. It really is more like autumn weather rather than summer. I'm enjoying this weather a lot more than the weather we have been having. It should be obvious I don't like the heat. I like summer just not the heat we have been experiencing.  With the rain about I organised a few sewing projects I want to finish up. I have a basket full that needs to be done, hopefully some time this century. The teapot supper cloth is progressing along slowly. 


I also have a cardboard box where I toss scraps of fabric that I know I can do something with even the smallest piece I use a technique called crumb piecing to make use of. Most of these end up in a crazy quilt block but I have been sewing together these diamond shapes. I intend to paper piece them together but haven't thought of a design I like. The star arrangement below is traditional. These shapes are like a string quilt but I arranged them based on a crazy quilt pattern. When doing this type of work it is always best to use a foundation material, as you know I like sheets, so guess what the foundation material was for this. That's right a sheet. 


 String quilting & Crazy Quilting are really good ways to use up those ugly fabrics as they end up blending in well with the other fabrics, for example, where else could anyone use that neon pink material? These diamonds give a good indication of what I've brought out of thrift stores. None of this fabric is new. And if it was new most of the new fabric was given to me in swaps as charm squares just enough for using in a Crazy Quilt block. Now all I need to do is just focus on getting these UFO's done. 


I hope everyone is having a good day or evening where ever they are.

Comments

  1. It certainly was a wet day, Shiralee. You have a lot of scraps to use up I can imagine. You will be able to use lots up if you are coming to the Rag Rug workshop next month too.

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    1. Nanna Chel,
      I'll hopefully be at the Rag Rug workshop, though I think I'll use a few bed sheets I have to do something with them.
      -Shiralee.

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  2. I don't know how to quilt but I hope to learn one day. Your pins are so cute!

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    1. Gina,
      I don't know how either. I know everything in theory but have yet to put one together. Maybe this year. Try something small like a potholder or cushion (pillow) first to see how you like it. I've done those and like them.
      -Shiralee.

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