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!