October 1st - Scrap Play

>> Monday, October 1, 2012

This weekend I couldn't really start anything and didn't want to settle into reading instructions on how to finish anything. Instead I grabbed a bag of scraps and just started putting them together.
{To the left of my design wall is a little quilt made for me by Cherri House in a Pay It Forward}

One of these strips was already started so I kept going with it. It was a challenge for me to stick with the light scraps. I didn't know I had so many! I like this one because it has some favourite scraps in it. There are white strips across the top and bottom too which don't show up well here. I made the alternate strips, cut the sides even and then added the middle white strip. No measuring, no making everything even or square. I squared up once the sides were on and decided this would be a good piece to practice free motion quilting on. Or even just quilting since I rarely finish anything it seems!


This one I started as a courthouse step block. I tried to keep a colour scheme going here. Once I got to the bigger pieces I played with offsetting the sides and liked it. Another one to practice quilting on.

This one isn't finished. I like the consistent vibrancy of this piece. Keeping the scale of the prints small too so they don't compete with the centre image. Not sure how big this will end up, I just know I want to keep playing with my tiny bright scraps to make this one sing! It could be a fun pillow cover.

It's also the beginning of October so time to take my monthly photo of mini spools! Lots of orange this month. I also see my tendency to make my backgrounds bright/dark and the spools light {or equally vibrant} Looking forward to next August when I've made these every month and I can put them altogether. Mini spools are a leader and ender project from the wonderful quilt designer Bonnie Hunter.

Here's to a beautiful fall day!
Sarah Vee

p.s. One more day left to enter my Glorious Autumn Block Party giveaway - leave a comment on this post.


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