Thursday, 25 June 2009
At the moment I am trying to get organised and move my craft corner (which is a series of tubs - way too embarrassing to photograph) to a cupboard with all these nice little boxes I got from Ikea. As part of the process I have been trying to use up scraps - mainly because I know they will sit there for years and I will probably never get around to using them - and of course it is a great form of procrastination.
I have decided that Sunday afternoon is my trying to use up scraps day. And because it is winter and the last few weekends have been wet - it has been the perfect excuse to put on an old movie and sew! So week 1 I decided to do some little log cabins using yellows and purples. I am not sure what my next step with this one will be - I might add some more fabric or turn it into a doll quilt. I paired this one up with Marilyn's The seven year itch
Week 2 I thought I would try Film in the Fridge's String Quilt Block tutorial. I have never done paper piercing before and lucky we had a new phonebook arrive the otherday so I could tear out the pages of the old one to use. I had fun making this one (+ it uses up some of the bigger scraps). I think I will be making more! While making this one I watch K Hepburn & Bogat in The African Queen
I still have a lot more scraps to go....
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Quilt top (not yet fully sewn together) Quilt for my mother who loves turquoise at the moment. Made from Amy Butler Daisy Chain - I was inspired Pressed Flower fabric (centre) which reminded me of a tile - surrounded by some kona solids then more Amy Bulter!! Because of the pattern I could get 2 different "tiles". I am loving the fabric combination and hoping it is a raining miserable weekend so i can finish it without feeling guilty that i should be doing other stuff!
Saturday, 13 June 2009
Patchwork Style: 35 Simple Projects for a Cozy and Colorful Life (Make Good: Crafts + Life) by Suzuko Koseki and have fallen in love with half of the projects and the use of scraps - i wish i could get my hands on some of the fabric she uses!. For my first project i made the fan bag from some black white and red scraps. I am keeping this one for me!