Look what's just started up!!
This sounds like me!!I am a sucker for scrappy projects - and Scrap Basket Sunday on Kim's Big Quilting Adventure blog - sounds like an ideal excuse for me to keep working away at my pile/s of scraps. Thanks Kim for hosting this, I'm sure it will be a load of fun.
This weekend I have been beavering away to finish the blocks which I started in January/February when Pam Burda had a Orphans and Scraps Sew-along.
It was fun sorting through my scraps and actually using random spare half square triangles (and so on) that were destined for a life in the bottom of my scrap bin.
As well, there was learning new techniques and the challenge of making 'little blocks'. They all finish at 4 1/2 inches so at times there some pretty tiny pieces.
Pam pieced her blocks into a runner which looked lovely. I have had a rather long conversation with myself about what I wanted to do with my blocks, and finally decided that a more square like shape would suit me better.
And because I really wanted an excuse to make another one of the clever Block Two (see the directions here on Pam's blog) it couldn't be a straight forward 4-block square.(Also my log cabin was a bit 'light' looking and so the four squares together weren't very well balanced.)
Finally I have this ---
|---a cute little table topper|
I fought with my instinct to use a gorgeous brown as the sashings - it is one of my favourite colours for that sort of job, but I do wonder if I use it too much. For a while I thought I had overdone the lights and wasn't so happy until I put the red around the outer edge (another favourite colour I probably over use!) Ahh - now I was rocking - (but I do think I may succumb and use the brown as a narrow binding .)
|Cant resist, the brown will look good here, I'm sure :-)|
And I am extra pleased as it has remained scrappy to the end - the 1" sashing strips even have joins in them to make them fit, and the setting triangles were a ten inch square I had...simply quartered it - whew - it was the perfect size!!
Pop over to Scrap Basket Sunday on Kim's Big Quilting Adventure to see what others are doing with their scraps. In the meantime, Happy sewing, and thank you for visiting,
PS: And if you go to Pam's Heartspun Quilts blog, you will see that she is having an airing of the quilts, showing everyone's version of them.