Wednesday, July 8, 2020

I May Have A Scrap Problem... Some Mental Health Sewing!

Hi, all!

It's been a busy week here, punctuated this morning with some pretty serious weeding in the front planters...


I wish I had taken a "before" picture, but basically everything that's brown was green!  And to prove it....


...here's a picture of the 42 gallon contractor trash bag I mostly filled up with the efforts of my labors!  Tomorrow I'll spread out mulch on the dirt and start on the next one.

But in the afternoon, I decided to take a little time to do some "mental health" sewing!  You know what that is - sewing that you do that isn't something you "should" be working on, but something that stirs your imagination or satisfies a creative itch.


And here's what I made - a large block that will be made into a pillow cover to match my Moongate quilt!  I used the leftover pieced strips  from cutting the Moongate strip sets to make four log cabin blocks, then joined them together to create this piece.  I am really loving the way it turned out!  Next step will be quilting and then turning it into a pillow cover.  

And that pile of Moongate scraps that has been sitting on my sewing table is now a part of history!  And soon it will be gracing the bed in the guest room...

So what have you been sewing from your scraps this week?

Hugs!

Sarah

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  4. Is the block a log cabin with cut up pieced strips and white? It looks hard to figure out.

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  5. Oh my, looks like you've been spammed! Sorry to see that. I'm redoing some planting in front of our house, too. It'd hard work but very rewarding! And what a fun block with those scraps, too. Have fun mulching!

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  6. Love it! And you remind me that once upon a time I was going to make a pillow a month, LOL. Obviously that didn't happen, but just maybe that will be a goal for 2021!

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  7. A coordinating pillow for your Moongate quilt is a GREAT way to use up those scraps, Sarah!!

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  8. Oh, what a good feeling to get the garden whipped back into shape! The new pillow cover is going to be perfect!

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  9. Love your scrappy Log Cabin blocks. Pillow covers are a lot easier to store than scraps :)

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  10. I'm so glad you leapt on that inspiration from last week and made this block! It will be a great pillow to match your quilt :)

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  11. Love the look of your scrappy log cabin! What a great way to use up scraps!

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  12. I love when I have enough leftover fabric for a matching pillow. So fun to sew just to sew. I am brewing up a design for a scrappy wallhanging project. Wish me luck!

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  13. Good weeding job! I hate that part of landscaping! Kudos!
    Really like your pillow top. Isn’t it fun to just make something just because?

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