Sunday, March 24, 2013


I have a confession...I don't sort my scraps...
They all just get tossed into a bin like this.  I do have a 'girl' one and a 'boy' one, though.  I do go through them from time to time, especially when I'm desperately searching for a little piece of something to help out with something I'm working on.  These tubs get moved from room to room but found a permanent home in my new sewing room (pictures to come, I promise)!  These poor little scraps just keep on getting squished and more squished as I add to the tub! 

Last week I picked up this magazine...
(It already looks a little dog-eared, doesn't it?).  I came upon this quilt and just fell in love...
Of course, it's by none other than my most favourite quilter of all time and the person responsible for changing the way I make quilts, Amanda Jean!  And then...I had a lightbulb moment!  What a perfect way to use up some of my poor little neglected scraps! Anyway, down I sat at my machine with my 'girl' tub sitting beside me on the floor. I decided that for once I wasn't going to make any rules with regard to colour, print, pattern, etc. I was just going to grab a piece of fabric and sew it to the next.  I consider myself a little on the conservative side when it comes to colour so I wasn't sure I would be able to follow through.  Well, wouldn't you know, I had a blast just grabbing pieces without any thought to colour, print, pattern, etc. I made a few little test strips as per the instructions and loved them. Aren't they cute!
 To make things a little easier, I spent a bit of time cutting strips...
The instructions are to use FQs cut into strips so I thought this might make it go a little quicker.  Oh this is going to be fun, fun, fun!  I'm planning on just a small baby quilt but I can't wait to get this one finished! I love the look of scrappy quilts but didn't really think I had it in me to make one!
(Oh yeah, Week 13!  We're already a quarter of the way through the year! Yikes!)


  1. scrappy quilts are my favorite, can't wait to see your finished proect

  2. Me, too! Hopefully I'll make some headway soon. PBS had a Downton Abbey Season 3 marathon yesterday so I didn't get anything done!