I was inspired by Red Pepper Quilt’s post to go through my scrap bin to create something beautiful. I started by grouping my scraps together by color and cutting them into 4.5″ x 1.5″ strips. I then sewed 4 from the same color grouping together to make a block and squared all sides up to 4.25″. The finished quilt will look something like this. I ended up with eight color groupings: yellows, reds, pinks, blues, greens, oranges, purples and blacks/greys. Here are some of my favorites:
This is turning out to be one of those projects that I will be working on for a long time! I’m hoping to make a finished quilt that’s 12 blocks by 15 blocks in size, which means I will need a total of 180 blocks…so far I have only made 40. My one concern is that I could run out of scraps, so I may need to wait for them to pile up a bit more before I finish this quilt.
Big news in my world:
I had a birthday on Monday and my amazing hubby gave me a brand new Janome Memory Craft 6600P! Oh, I am in love with this machine…it had all the features I was looking for in a cost that didn’t even compare to the unaffordable prices I saw in Pfaffs or Berninas with the same or similar functions.
Some of my favorite features:
- Automatic scissors (I can tell it to cut off the end of my thread when I finish a seam – saves on a ton of thread!)
- Kneelift which raises the presser foot
- Built in dual feed (walking foot)
- Simple electronic interface
- Basic alphabet stitches
- Memory bank for favorite stitches and settings
- And EVERYTHING else!!!
Thanks to my friend Dacia for letting me borrow her camera so I could finally get a post out!!