Monday, February 16, 2015

Scraps Be Gone

I don't have a very good explanation of how this happened. The last thing I remember Friday (February 6) is me, kinda pacing, trying to land on something for the day. With unexpected suddenness, and the vision of a fabric raptor, I spied ziploc bags, in ziploc bags, on top of ziploc bags....I locked my wings and dove straight into them! They had to go!

To be frank, I don't have lots of scraps. In fact most of what I consider my "stash" would be someone else's scraps...most of it being fat quarters or smaller.


But thanks to all the scrap savers out there, most notably, Amanda Jean at CrazyMomQuilts, and Carla at LollyQuiltz (and her "free" quilts), I save bits. And put them in ziploc bags, loosely by color. And then, because all my fabric is in a tub, I am constantly pulling them out, to get to something else, so all the littles go into a big ziploc. Then there are the unfinished projects, each to it's own ziploc...well, I think you get the picture.
It isn't as if I didn't have other plans for the weekend.  Nice, tidy, quilt-in-the-dining-room kind of plans...

But as everyone knows:  scrappy business is messy business!
Into the vortex of this veritable "scrap-nado" I spun!
Round and round I went, log cabin style, letting the scrap volume of each color loosely determine the width of it's respective "log".
Working my way out in rainbow order...
A "ROYGIV" something! Not even on my radar, much less a to-do list...seriously, this project somehow made me make it.....
And it has been really, really fun it that aspect too...the intensity of having it to do, even though it wasn't anything I even remotely planned. I was head down for three days...the guys just stayed out of the way...
At the end of each day, it was folded up and the scraps put away, in the tub, until the morrow, when it all came out again,
I took a couple days breather, midweek, after the orange went on.

Finishing the last round of red on Saturday and Sunday.
I foresee another round of black and white prints, or maybe a b/w gingham :) Some white or other solid to bring it up to a good throw size.  But for now, the top is at rest, and I can get back to my "regularly scheduled" and much needed HST therapy!!!
Ahhhh!


Appropriately enough, I happened upon the linky party Scraptastic Tuesday, at Mrs.Sew and Sow, with only one day left!
So we will link this baby up just under the wire!  Yay!!!

Scraptastic Tuesday
(I even got the button right!!!!)

Also linking up this Wednesday with Sew Fresh Quilts
Sew Fresh Quilts

13 comments:

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Oh my gosh! That is so cute!! Funny how sometimes the creativity just comes out when you have other things planned.

Miss Alissa said...

I love it! That is fabulous! Some of the unplanned projects are my favorite :)

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

That certainly is a scraptastic quilt. I like the rainbow effect.

Gina said...

Seeing pretty projects emerge from scrap bins (or ziplock) never gets old!!!

Nicky said...

You made it ! Fabulous and now I have caught up with you. It looks great and you describe what I love so much about working with scraps! Thanks for linking up with #scraptastictuesday - next one is March 10

Lorna McMahon said...

What lovely results you managed from your bin of scraps! Looks like you had a wonderful week piecing around and around. Way to tame those scraps!

Ruth said...

Fantastic, i love where that scrappiness took you in this quilt. Looks gorgeous already!

Heather Graves said...

What a great top - isn't it awesome how some amazing things come out of scraps?!

Kris said...

I just love this. It looks all organized in a scrappy way. I don't have enough of any color to go all the way around anything so this is something I dream about. :)

Ann said...

Love the log cabin, especially the way you pieced the longer logs. Thanks for posting it.

Kaja said...

That's speedy work, but it sounds like you had fun. I love this idea for using scraps - really spontaneous and effective.

Rachel said...

Some quilts just demand to be made! Great use of color!

Keepsake Designs said...

Really nice turn-out! Love the utilization of scraps when that "mood" strikes!