Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Scraptastic Tuesday - playing with scraps

Scraptastic Tuesday

Well, it's Tuesday again, and for once, I made a point of using my scraps - although it was just last night.


I was tired and did not want to have to measure or sew precisely. I thought it was a good evening to play with my blue and aqua scraps.

scrappy blocks

I started sewing them together in this around and around fashion. This is a technique that I have learned from several places, including from my friend Victoria - Bumble Beans - in her class and from her book, 15 Minutes of Play.

scrappy blocks

I had previously made the pink/red strip and so I just made blue bits in the hopes that I can make a strip about the same size in blue. I have a lot of blue scraps, this is not yet making a dent in them.


This was such a relaxing sewing session. Sew some bits together, press, and repeat. I had fun chatting on Instagram with some friends about precious fabric and how even with scraps I hesitate to use it. I am hoping to follow Felicity's  (Felicity Quilts) motto of "Just Use It Already" this year.

scrappy blocks

I have a rough plan of using the colourful and swirling scrappy strips with these more sedate blockish black/white/grey scrappy blocks. Maybe the colours will be borders or maybe they will cut through the blocks. I have my usual well thought out plan - we shall see what develops.

I need to get back to my scrappy Liberty sampler - Nicky (Mrs. Sew and Sow) has finished the blocks already - go here to see. Nicky has been posting instructions for these blocks and she tells me that I am ok as not all the instructions are up yet, but if you want to make a sampler too the instructions are all here.

I hope you are enjoying using your scraps, and please plan to join us for the next Scraptastic Tuesday link on the second Tuesday in April, which is April 14, 2015.

Best,

Leanne