Wednesday, March 7, 2018

I May Have A Scrap Problem....A Little Bit of This and That

Hi, all!

Well, it's been a scrappy happy week!  I've been a good girl and worked with my scraps A LOT this week, and I've got some good progress to show for it!  

First of all, I started cutting up the scraps in the infamous Tub C...


...and filled up my two organizing boxes with the results of the first week of cutting.  Barely made a dent in the big tub, but at least it's a start!  


I'm still trying to come up with a great design for the second part of this month's challenge, to make something out of all these pieces I'm cutting!

And then I needed a background for a new quilt with appliquéd pieces, and suddenly remembered the containers of old jeans that I had stashed away...


...and after a long afternoon of sorting and cutting, I had the beginnings of a great quilt background!


I can't wait to start appliquéing the wedge crescents onto this background - I think it's going to be fabulous.  But I have some time-sensitive things to work on instead, so it will have to wait for a while!

I also want to share a beautiful vintage quilt top I had the honor of quilting and binding - this is a beautiful, scrappy thing! The diamond points seem to be feed sack material, and I believe the backgrounds are made of sugar sacks.  The weave and texture of each is different, although they are the same color.


Oh, the history that must be contained in this quilt!  The woman who made it pieced the diamond blocks by hand, then (thankfully) sewed the blocks together by machine.  Despite the age of this top, it was in very good condition and held up well to the quilting.  It's very large - even larger than it seems, because I've got it folded over at the top so it wouldn't drag on the ground!  Isn't it beautiful?


So that's all my scrappy doings for the week - I'm feeling like that scrap monster is a little tamer these days!  

Hugs!

Sarah

10 comments:

  1. I think scrps grow as you cut them and they re grow LOL!!!

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  2. How amazing to see these quilts! I find it interesting that you will applique the wedges onto the denim back-it will give the whole quilt the same weight-good idea. The diamond quilt is a beauty-it's stunning!

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  3. Great scrappy project, and that vintage quilt is stunning.

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  4. Gorgeous quilt! Yay for keeping up with your scraps!

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  5. I have a question about the construction of the denim quilt. Are you going to layer it with a batting/backing, or leave the seams open on the back? Either way, it's a nice idea, can't wait to see the curved pieces sewn on.

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  6. i would like to know the brand of your organizing boxes. thanks

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  7. The denim shading is super, and applique on top? Will be a beauty.Your scrap container box, a super way to have those sizes arranged.

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  8. I love all your scrappy doings! Thanks for sharing the antique quilt. It is fabulous!

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  9. I like those blue inserts in yoir scrappy bins. That will help keep the squares from having a party and getting all mixed together lol. The antique quilt is beauti. Q

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  10. That diamond quilt is so pretty! What fun that you were able to quilt it and give it a final touch of beauty!

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