Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Current Project - Scrap Bustin'

I'm trying to get my stash down and use up some of the older fabrics I have.  And I'm trying to make myself more comfortable doing scrap quilting.  Pat Sloan's latest scrap challenge is a block she calls Little Wishes.  This one is somewhat controllable for me, which keeps me from going out of orbit. I've cut enough scraps to make probably 22 blocks and have the pieces separated into bags.  All the HSTs have been sewn, trimmed, and pressed.
Trimming takes forever!!
The star points are the same 2 fabrics, both dark.  Fewer of one fabric than the other so that not all blocks will have both.  This block has both and it was so hard for me not to change out what I grabbed from the bag!  Wouldn't you know I'd grab 2 of the lesser points and sew them together right off the bat!!!!
First Little Wishes Block
First block is done and I'm happy with it, so now I'll sew all the center 9-patch brights and throw them back into the bag, then move on to sewing all the star points together and back in the bag they will go.  We'll see how well I can control my impulse to return to the bag what I grabbed!!

Keep on Stitchin'!!

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