Sunday, January 19, 2014

Scrap Sewing & Slow Stitching

These are my last two January/February BOM blocks for the Love Blooms Here Quilt. I can't wait for the next issue of Quiltmaker to make some more wool felt blocks! I love creating a whole quilt from my stash of scraps.

This is Block 1 for this year's joinedatthehip sampler quilt. I am making mine with modern fabrics (chocolate, aqua, lime green, tomato red, and yellow) and plan on setting it vertically, so it will fit better in my sewing room.
And block 2...It is so much more pleasant making scrap quilts now that I have my scraps organized by color in bins under my cutting table!

Block 3 and the quilt they will be part of is below. The 6 inch blocks are a little more difficult that 12 inch ones!  I really plan on challenging myself and only using fabrics I already have.
For my slow stitching during today's championship games, I will be embroidering adorable pink elephants with perle cotton. I need 12 for a baby quilt I am making. I have 5 done. They will finish 6 inches and be set between gray and pink nine patches. Hopefully, I can piece that next weekend!

I have tomorrow off from work, so I hope to make the most of my time in my sewing room!

10 comments:

  1. Wonderful blocks and those cute little pink elephants are adorable!

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  2. What adorable elephants. I look forward to seeing the complete quilt. I love making 6" blocks. Yours are wonderful and great fabric choices.

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  3. Adorable pink elephants... Good luck with your scrappy sewing!

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  4. So cute! It looks like you are stitching on batting? I hope you will show us how you put these into a quilt! Thanks for linking up!

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  5. Love those elephants but all the blocks are adorable!

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  6. Ah those elephants are gorgeous - really like the idea of them with gray and pink.

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  7. Hi, Tanya! Great work here - I really love your 6" blocks and the fact that you're going all from stash. That's going to be super satisfying. I really need to organize my scrap boxes into color-coordinated bins. I don't think I'll get there before my thesis is finished, though! (Hey, what part of Colorado are you in? We live not too far from the Air Force Academy.)

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  8. These are just gorgeous Tanya. I've got to get busy. I just love that quilt and am so glad I saw it on your blog.

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