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Sorting Scraps

Started by Sandy. Last reply by Sherri Eley Sep 26, 2016. 41 Replies


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Comment by diane on March 27, 2019 at 8:44am

I was gifted a box of old fabric (1980s) this winter and decided to try to use up the blue instead of cramming it onto a shelf to sit for several more years. I have made these 2 extra large queens and there hasn't even been a dent put into the stack. Fabric really does breed in the dark!
I'm sure if you look closely you all will find pieces that you've had in the past or--still! 

Sherri I missed your 1st post also, I would NOT have done them all over again, I would have just gone with what I had and said to heck with instructions, there are no mistakes in quilting, only unplanned design choices. 

Comment by Janet/MO on March 27, 2019 at 6:44am

Sherri, for some reason I wasn't seeing that anyone had posted in this group so I'm sorry to be so late in answering your 1st question.  I have not made this quilt, but I can see where it would drive you crazy if you didn't redo the blocks.  Very frustrating mistake I'm sure.  

Comment by Sherri Eley on March 27, 2019 at 3:38am

I decided I could not NOT make another set of stripped blocks in the correct orientation.  It would have driven me crazy it I had pieced the top with the first bunch I made. So I finished that and the (512 )  2 1/2" 4 patch units.  I am itching to start piecing all the blocks,  but am saving that project for when we take off in the RV this fall and will be away from home for 7 months.  This should keep me busy as I do not spend as much time at the machine when we travel....

Comment by Sherri Eley on March 8, 2019 at 4:29am

If anyone has made SAnd Castle   YOu can probably see my mistake.

I did not string piece the blocks in the correct orientation.  I should have placed the strips corner to corner, and I just pieced them parallel to the edges of the foundation paper.  So now I have 64 of these blocks that will not fit together to make a nice looking pieced square in the finished top. 

Now considering my next move.  Redo all of the pieced blocks in the correct orientation.  or just go with what I've got.  I do not think I have enough browns to make 64 more units.... So I may just go with this.   OH the problems one faces when they do not fully read the directions before beginning a project.   I am cutting all the pieces for this quilt and packing them up to carry with me when we travel.  I will always have something to piece,  which is my favorite part of the project.   

Comment by Sherri Eley on February 23, 2019 at 1:12pm

Starting BH's Sand Castle pattern.  Sewing string pieced blocks for the corner triangles.  I need 64 blocks have 40 .  But couldn't wait to piece the entire block to see if I liked it and if it went together without a hitch.  It did, and looking forward to working on these in the Rv this summer when I get all the parts and pieces cut and organized.  

Comment by Janet/MO on January 21, 2019 at 7:51pm

Thanks Myrna.  Your Shoreline log cabin is beautiful.  Judy Martin definitely likes using a lot of pieces in her quilts, doesn't she?!

Sherri, I love your little quilt.  I too prefer straight line quilting for the most part.  Probably a throw back to my hand quilting days.

Comment by Sherri Eley on January 20, 2019 at 8:06am

Most of my ideas come from seeing other projects,  so in a way I copy, but I always modify or do something a bit different.  this is about 20 X 20   I will probably decorate my   front door for spring with it.  I put a couple of magnet hooks on the door below the window and I hang quilts different for each season there.  It brightens up the front door. 

Comment by Tanyel B on January 20, 2019 at 7:33am

Sherri, how large is it?  Maybe, you can gift it to someone. You are very creative if you came up with that cutie for a quick project. 

Comment by Sherri Eley on January 20, 2019 at 5:46am

Last week I had a play day in my sewing space. When I want to take a break from a larger project I start to play with fabrics and make a small project.  This is what I came up with,  using whatever I had on hand of course.   Don't have a clue what to do with it,  but had fun piecing, and appliqueing it. I even enjoyed the quilting, which with such a small l project did not take long.  I was going to try free motion on this piece,  but I am such a terrible free motion quilter that I stopped and ripped out what I had done, and went back to my trusty walking foot.  I like straight line quilting mostly anyway.  But when I try to free motion,  I get skipped stitches,  broken needles and lots of frustration. So it is best that I just leave that one alone.  

Comment by Myrna on January 19, 2019 at 1:49pm

 Janet, your wall hanging is lovely.  I made the Shoreline Log Cabin quilt from the same book; over 1900 pieces.  You can see it on page two of my photos.  It now lives in New Brunswick.


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