Fresh Sewing Day, May Edition

1 05 2013

Month of April

1. Cutting Fool, 2. Quilting Up, 3. Granny Bee Block 12, 4. Granny Bee Block 11, 5. Nicky Block 01, 6. Nicky Block 02, 7. Nicky Block 03, 8. Nicky Block 04, 9. LOVE Fat Stash Bee Block for April, 10. Frankenstein Block 24, 11. Frankenstein Block 25, 12. Frankenstein Block 26, 13. Frankenstein Block 27, 14. Frankenstein Block 28, 15. Frankenstein Block 29, 16. Frankenstein Block 30, 17. Frankenstein Block 31, 18. Scrappy Star 01, 19. Scrappy Star 02, 20. Scrappy Star 03, 21. Scrappy Star 04, 22. Scrappy Star 05, 23. Scrappy Star 06

My efforts throughout May feel less focused than those in previous months. I think because I have been so diligently working on scrap management and scrappy projects. Normally, I am far more focused on the ‘planned’ projects, those projects for which fabric has been specifically purchased.

However, I’m glad to see the scraps used. I’ve been saving them all this time. I spent quite a bit on the yardage from which these scraps came. It’s good to feel like I’m getting the most bang for my buck. It’s also nice to return to my roots – I started out as a scrap quilter, scrounging bits of fabric from whatever I had on hand. When I did buy fabric, I only bought in quarter yard increments, as I only ever envisioned cutting small pieces out, to compromise a larger whole that was much more than the sum of its parts. Keep in mind that this was the late nineties, too, which meant that there wasn’t nearly the wealth of choices there is now. Or at least, a wealth of choices matching my tastes. What a difference a decade and a half makes!

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8 responses

1 05 2013
Heidi @ Fabric Mutt

Good for you making use of your scraps!

3 05 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

I love doing scrappy quilts – I’m ready to start on others already, even.

1 05 2013
Deb@asimplelifequilts

So many pretty blocks! I also love sewing with scraps and they do multiply.

3 05 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

That they do! Thankfully I have a lot of plans for them.

1 05 2013
Aylin

You made so many beautiful things this month!

3 05 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

Thank you! I do wish I’d been a little speedier this month, but that’s all right. ūüôā

3 05 2013
Amanda

The scrap blocks look great! And some months don’t have many finishes…but you still did a great job of working towards a finish.

3 05 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

I have far more starts than I have finishes! But that’s all right. I’m more about the journey anyway.

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