Monday, March 16, 2015

Some Scrappy Sewing

I can't believe how long it has been since I have written anything.  Life has just gotten in the way.  I have been sewing and trying to sew some WIP's.  I even have a finish to post soon too.  I need to get those done for the Q1 FAL.  I will not get anywhere near finishing the eight I had listed but I am trying to get some of them done.

What I have been working on is getting my fabric and scraps in order and sewing my stash.  Some quilty friends and I have again agreed to do a bee but this time the queen picks the block and color theme and you sew from your own stash. I don't know about you but I love other people's stash so much more than my own.  So I picked the low volume plus block.  And lucky me there was a swap on Instagram as well.  So this one will be full of lots of scrappy goodness.  Here are my blocks to swap.  I think I still need to make 12 more and then I will have enough for a very large lap.  I love these blocks easy and fun to make!

I also have been going through my own scraps. I have some really old scraps and they never seem to go away and I am ready to let them go.  So I went through my 2.5" and 3.5" strips.  I kept ones I still loved or was going to be using in a project and I put the rest aside to give to a local church who does charity quilts.  I hope they can put them to good use.

Here is the stack of 2.5" strips. Yikes!  I know what I want to sew this year and these are not in my near future plans so getting rid of them and that made it possible to better organize my solids.

They just looks so pretty all stacked up by color.  I really need to sew some of this up!  

I have been sewing up some 16 patches in blue and beige and have 30 of them done.  Need to make 26 more I think this might be finish by month end.

 I have had this small stack of Economy Blocks from a flickr swap from 2013 I think  I made four more up and it will either be a mini for the sewing room or a pillow for the living room.  I think they are pretty cute little blocks.

Lots of scrappy stuff going on here so linking up to She Can Quilt for Scraptastic Tuesday and Oh Scrap at Quilting is More Fun than Housework.  

I should be posting a finish this week as well.  Just need to get through the photos.  Thanks for reading!


  1. Your solids look so pretty together. And I love your scrappy projects. I can't decide if I like the plus blocks or sixteen patches more. My boys like the economy blocks best.

  2. Lots of scrappy goodness here! I especially love the 16 patch blocks. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  3. Sounds like you are getting really organized over there - I find that always such a good motivating feeling! Love what you are up to - your 16 patches look amazing, that bright pop of blue is speaking to me!!!


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