Wednesday, January 8, 2014

WIP Wednesday!!


It's my first WIP Wednesday of the new year, and I have a kind of New Year's resolution project to share!  Perfect.

So the Catvent QAL left me with a bunch of awesome scraps that were conveniently similarly sized, so I figured they'd be perfect to use together in another project.  I was keeping them all together in a little baggie since my normal scrap bin would have taken over the entire dining room, and that baggie got pretty full.  So I decided to start stitching them together into some "found fabric" a la Victoria Findlay Wolfe's 15 Minutes of Play.


I didn't want to cut them any smaller, so I would just find pieces that fit together and sewed.  When some of those pieces fit together, I sewed some more.  And eventually, I got a couple pieces that were decently sized!


I've used up almost all the patterned pieces, and have a bunch more solid scraps, so I'll save those until I fill the baggie up with more prints and make some more squares.

So what's the New Year's resolution?  I want to use up those scraps almost as fast as I make them!  No more 10 gallon bucket of scraps for me!  Fingers crossed...

Linking up with Lee for WIP Wednesday and Kelly for Needle and Thread Thursday!

9 comments:

  1. Love these little scrap blocks. They are adorable, I can see why you can't wait to use them!

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    1. Me too. So far I'm just making chunks, but I'm hoping that a project reveals itself to me.

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  2. Great squares! Love that you used up all the scraps right away!

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  3. I LOVE improve blocks and yours are turning out to be spectacular!

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  4. I love your blocks! This is something I have yet to try. I'm thinking to make improv blocks with my scraps until I have enough blocks someday for a quilt. I never over buy fabric (of one kind that is lol), so I don't have a ton of scraps. I have decided though, when each of my little trash cans (I save by color) is full, I need to do something with them! Thanks for the reminder to get back to that goal because a few are overflowing :)

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  5. I LOVE sewing like this. It is so much fun to see those scrap piles dwindling and the blocks are so interesting to look at.

    Thanks a bunch for linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. So far I've loved all the blocks that I've made, and want to make scraps so I can sew more improv blocks.

      I might try to do what you suggest in your tutorial (which probably was a subconscious influence) and cut a slice off a finished block to insert into another.

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  6. Improv with scraps is pretty much my most favorite thing to do. I hope you have lots of fun this year with your "keeping the bucket empty" goal. :) Happy Sewing.

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