Saturday, October 02, 2010

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming...

Phew that was fun all those giveaways..bit like buses though and all came at once! LOL
Now...to get back to the business of quilting and fabric.  I wanted to share with you a very rare picture...



Do you see that...an EMPTY scrap box!!  I never thought I'd see the day!  But when you make 64 5" crumb blocks the box eventually empties...or does it?



Well..I'm not being entirely truthful..yes the scrap box is empty, but the scraps are now on the sewing desk ready to be sewn into more crumb blocks.  So the end result will be an empty box.  I am determined to sew every last crumb into a block.



Sounds good right?



All was going according to plan...and then dum dum daaaa..I saw Lynda on Tuesday.
Lynda had a carrier bag full of scraps given to her for Project Linus and she just happened to tip them out and show me all the pretty fabrics..many of which are full widths...and then the brain kicked in and the thoughts of what to do started swirling around.
A bit like a homeless kitten, I had to take the scraps..I have a least one quilt if not two planned for these.



Don't worry I plan to share my step-by-step progress..you're going to love these!

Now before I go, I have something quite fun to share. 

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Until next time...

13 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Your little scrap blocks look so cute. That's something I've never been good at -- my scraps just keep growing and growing. Must learn from you!

Shevvy said...

Its so good using up those little scraps you can't bare to throw away isn't it? I have my blocks at 3.5 inches for some reason but I feel they will make a bonus quilt some day.

The Cozy Quilter said...

My scraps are "breeding" in my sewing room as I write this! I may have to try to apply some "birth control" by making some crumb blocks like yours! Your blocks look great. I just knew that your scrap bin could not be empty for very long.

Jackie said...

I'm glad to see you're going to share our method with us. Let's leave no scrap behind! :)

Needled Mom said...

I love those little crumb blocks. I am also glad that those orphan scraps got a good home. ;)

Clare said...

An empty scrap bin never ever stays empty!

Great blocks.

autumnesf said...

So do you trim those crumb blocks with the GO!? Can you do that with so many seams??

Quilter Kathy said...

Although we all talk about wanting to empty our scrap bins, that photo of your empty bin made me feel sad and I immediately thought I should send you some, since all quilters NEED scraps :) But someone else offered you some, so all is well!!

Janet said...

An empty scrap bin! A rare sighting indead! Your crumb blocks look fun and colorful.

Jen said...

Wow! An empty scrap bin is impressive indeed! Love the crumb blocks!

free indeed said...

Your little blocks are lovely. I need to separate my scraps by size so I can sew up the crumbs like you have...I love scrap quilts and would rather play with scraps than with yardage. Anxious to see what is coming our way!

Lynda said...

I was going to be kind and nice and coment on how well you've done with your scraps box, as when I saw it on Tuesday, it was full! But now I find you're blaming me for forcing you to take the carrier bag of strips, I think this could be the end of a lovely friendship! Just joking of course. I'm sure you have some clever designs waiting for the strips!

Tanya said...

I will never in my lifetime get to the bottom of the scrap box... And crumbs! They just get smaller and smaller and never turn into blocks. I have enough trouble trying to use up the bigger pieces!