Sunday, 3 November 2013

Speedy Scrappy Sunday :)

What a busy weekend! Friday night after work, DH and I had a fabby night out at the theatre seeing Shakespeare's finest comedy - A Midsummer Night's Dream. Starring the sublime David Walliams and Sheridan Smith, it was a very good play:

Yesterday, I free motion quilted Mandy's lap quilt and straight-line quilted dear niece's table runner and mats ... just some binding to hand sew on the runner and mats and Mandy's label to be attached and these will be finished:

The lovely Jennie over at Porch Swing Quilts (one of my loyal followers) and I have been emailing each other after she left this comment on my scraps post

The birdcage of pink scraps is perfection.

I'm hopeless with scraps. I know in my head I need to make a scrappy quilt, but I also can't wrap my brain around truly scrappy ones. I might force myself to do one or two or ten next year. My OCD little self will have to shush in order for that to happen!

We've decided to 'challenge' each other to use up our scraps and Jennie suggested an idea from Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts - please pop over and see her post from Friday. So this morning, I made a start on my blue scraps and decided it would be that scrappy that all I needed was my scraps, a pair of scissors and my finger (to press!):

This was so quick! Like Jennie, I could never relinquish control to complete randomness so I did give a little bit of thought to choosing the fabrics but I just kept adding and adding:

... until it was about a 7" square, then I pressed it and trimmed it down and voila:

Thirty minutes later, I had done three more! Am going to stop now ... I think my Sunday mornings will be my scrappy quilt time from now on as these blocks really do come together so quickly. And I have LOTS of scraps to use up :) I wonder what Jennie's blocks will look like? 

And to cap it all, I have signed up for a 'low volume charm swap' that Rachael over at The Floral Suitcase is organising. I haven't taken part in a swap before and I don't have any suitable low volume fabric ... I'll just have to go shopping ... YAY!!


  1. Ooh, too much to comment on! Love the blue binding on the mats, love the scrappy pieces, and thrilled you joined in the swap :-)

  2. I should follow your lead and sew up some scraps, but I hate to give up all that creative craziness in my head to work with stuff I've already worked with. No, I'm kidding. I love scrappy and think I may do a Scrappy Sunday, too. If only I had organized mine like I said I would...ugh.

  3. Love your use for scraps! Great job - can't wait to see where this goes. :)

  4. I love your scrappy blocks. I've been scrappy block building this weekend too, and I find them so relaxing :-)
    Thanks for letting us know about the low volume swap. I think I'll join if there's room!

  5. Your scrappy rainbow blocks are great! Good for you making a goal of setting aside some of your sewing time to using scraps. Great idea that you girls made a pact to use your scraps!

  6. Wow awesome scrappiness! That is going to be a great scrappy quilt :-)

  7. Scrappy Sunday! You are brilliant! Okay. I can do this. I'll have something for this Sunday, I promise. Good heavens, I have one more birthday to get through.

    These blocks are absolutely adorable, and still perfect because you stuck with one color for each block. It helps my little brain maintain some control I think. And I think you are going to have a lot of pink blocks!

  8. Love those squares - fun way to use up scraps!


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