Wow - I've been cranking out pillow covers this week like a crazy woman, so many of them that I almost forgot about scrappy Wednesdays! Fortunately, I did remember in time to crank out this week's Gypsy Wife blocks...
I am so thankful for my Bloc-Loc ruler, which makes trimming up HSTs so easy! If you don't have one, you really should invest in one - they are the best! I actually have two - a 6.5" one for smaller blocks, and a 12.5" one for really big HSTs!
So in less than an hour, I picked the fabrics, cut the pieces, and sewed these blocks together! These are just called HST blocks, no special name. Only one more week of "named" blocks, then I start working on the filler blocks! Once again, the fabrics are from the Latitude line of batiks by Kate Spain.
I also worked on this pillow today, which used up the end of a mini charm pack, and some fabric left over from a quilt back. Scrap-busting!
I love that the print on the fabric gave me the perfect markings for the straight line stitching!
Here's a montage of some of the other pillows I made this week. This isn't even all of them! It's been busy week...
And I finally started quilting my Long Time Gone quilt - by hand! I love how this looks, and I am grateful that we're coming up on winter, when I won't mind sitting under a quilt in the evenings!
So that's been my scrap- and stash-busting week - lots of orphan blocks, scraps, and bits of short yardage used up! Woohoo!!
My scrap monster is becoming my little scrap buddy!