New Joy from Scraps - Spring Scrap Vortex Quilt

>> Thursday, April 7, 2016

angled view step 2 scrap vortex


I found a way to use up my scraps as is - no pre-cutting, no light and dark organizing - just put two pieces together and go!

Yes, I'm finally making Amanda Jean's, of Crazy Mom Quilts fame, Scrap Vortex Quilt.



scraps bins


Minimum set up was required. I moved my bins of scraps over to my sewing table; one on top and one on the bin that sits under the table (it holds projects and medium size pieces of batting)


lowered ironing board

Then I lowered my ironing board to the same height as my sewing table so I could just swivel back and forth in my chair to iron.



step one scrap vortex pieces



Pieces made during Step 1.



first step pieces

Pieces made at end of first scrap sewing session.



step 2 on design wall

I didn't plan to keep going with Step 2 and joining pieces made together, but once I started it was fun to get back in touch with these fabrics!



left side of design wall



middle of design wall




right side of design wall


It's not enough blocks for a quilt, but I still have lots of scraps left! Plus, there are three more steps in the quilt along ;)

I feel like I just took the pressure off myself to *do* something with my scraps. I'm really happy with how it's going so far and plan to make some time to do some more Step 1 piecing soon!




Do you have a scrap quilt in progress?



With Joy,

Sarah V.

2 comments:

Rachel Slote-Brown April 7, 2016 at 11:38 AM  

It's fun playing with scraps, isn't it? I finished cutting up my box of scraps this week and can start piecing. It's so nice to get the scrap monkey off my back and play with the fabric.
Your blocks look great so far. Looking forward to seeing pictures of the quilt's progress.

Debbie April 7, 2016 at 9:30 PM  

I have way too many scraps and they take up way too much space. I just may start this project.

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