Friday, September 20, 2013

Getting Scrappy

Maria asked where I got my Patchwork of the Crosses template so I thought I'd answer her here in case others were interested. I bought a set of paper and a template from Sue Daley of Patchwork with Busyfingers. The pack is Pack 10 and it includes a template of the elongated hexagon as well as 50 papers for the elongated hexagons, 50 of the 1" sq papers and 50 of the 2" sq papers as well as the pattern. I was going to piece them over the papers but tried hand piecing and found I enjoyed that as a change from my other paper piecing projects.  

 For most of the week I've been playing with my scraps. That is, I've been sorting through the boxes and bits and pieces of scraps in varying sizes. I used to have them sorted in their sizes but my method of dealing with them has slipped and I really wanted to get them sorted so I could use them up. Here are two of the bags and bins I've been working through.
 You can see I have been making progress but it's a slow process as I have been pressing, cutting and sorting them into sizes. I plan to make the next few quilts based on the sizes I have in plentiful supply.
I needed a break after 3 days of playing with scraps so I made more Broken Dishes blocks and have started to join the blocks together into rows. I have a lot of scraps pressed so I plan on getting more done tomorrow. In the meantime my head is spinning while I think about which pattern I want to try out first. I really want to make some baby quilts so I can practice my free motion quilting. I have lots of half square triangles in varied sizes as well as the squares so I make just decide on a block which uses both shapes.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Jan Mac


Maria said...

Thank you Jan for the info on thee longed hexies flowers.. Will check the shop out.
On my goodness you have been sew good sorting and cutting your scraps...
Have fun,making your new project.

Linda said...

Seeing your photo of the blocks put together was timely for me. On Thursday a quilting friend gave me a packet of triangle scraps, already paired, light and dark, the lights being solids(obviously off cuts from cutting out quilt shapes). Now I have an idea to use them. Watch this space?

Maria said...

How organised you are with your scraps, Jan! I'm very impressed :-) Love the 'broken dishes' top you are working on!