April showers may bring May flowers, but April scrap-sorting brought orange peels to my house! It's been an eventful and busy month, and my efforts barely made a dent in my blue tub of scraps, but at least it's a start. Here's what I started with...
...slightly over ten and a half pounds of blue scraps. That's about twenty-nine yards of fabric! I started out my month by pulling out the largest scraps for the orange peel segments, which eventually resulted in this top!
I really love the way this turned out - there's just something about true scrappiness that makes me happy!!
I used an interesting technique to make these orange peel blocks, from a new book by Lara Bucella called Crafted Appliqué. I'll be reviewing the book on May 13th (with a giveaway!) so be sure to come back then for more about this quilt!!
And just one more picture, because it's so stinkin' pretty!!
I also made another scrappy quilt this month, although I didn't pull the fabric from my blues bin. These fabrics came from my overflowing binding scraps tub! I pulled out all the solids, pressed them flat again, and make a jelly roll race quilt from them. I just love the way it turned out! With a jelly roll race quilt, you can only hope for the best with color layout, but this one is a winner...
This past Sunday afternoon, with the end of the month just around the corner, I pulled out the unfinished (meaning unsorted) blue tub and set up for business on my sewing counter. Here's what I started with...
...and here's what I had by the end of the afternoon! A big improvement on the original. There are a lot of strings in there, but my string bin is definitely overflowing, so they will remain in the blue bin until I have time to make more string blocks and reduce the overcrowding!
So that was my month of April scrappy results. I didn't get as much done as I wanted to, but I was also working on another big project, so I'll take these results and keep moving forward! After all, life happens to all of us... On the positive side, though, all of my scrap related sewing was made from stash, fulfilling my Sew My Stash 2016 goals!
Now it's your chance to show off your scrappy progress! What did you work on this month? I've seen some wonderful scrap quilts popping up on the internet - let's see what you've been doing! You can link up below until next Tuesday night - and remember to go check out all the scrappy inspiration in the other link ups!
Next week I'll be sharing my May goals, and I hope you'll join me and share yours, too! I think it will be a good time for some more scrappy inspiration, so check back even if you haven't settled on a goal - maybe you'll see something you've just got to make!