Wednesday, October 11, 2017

I May Have a Scrap Problem... Playing Catch-up!

Hi, all!

Wow - I've been cranking out pillow covers this week like a crazy woman, so many of them that I almost forgot about scrappy Wednesdays!  Fortunately, I did remember in time to crank out this week's Gypsy Wife blocks...


I am so thankful for my Bloc-Loc ruler, which makes trimming up HSTs so easy!  If you don't have one, you really should invest in one - they are the best!  I actually have two - a 6.5" one for smaller blocks, and a 12.5" one for really big HSTs!


So in less than an hour, I picked the fabrics, cut the pieces, and sewed these blocks together!   These are just called HST blocks, no special name.  Only one more week of "named" blocks, then I start working on the filler blocks!  Once again, the fabrics are from the Latitude line of batiks by Kate Spain.

I also worked on this pillow today, which used up the end of a mini charm pack, and some fabric left over from a quilt back.  Scrap-busting!



I love that the print on the fabric gave me the perfect markings for the straight line stitching!  


Here's a montage of some of the other pillows I made this week. This isn't even all of them!  It's been busy week... 


And I finally started quilting my Long Time Gone quilt - by hand!  I love how this looks, and I am grateful that we're coming up on winter, when I won't mind sitting under a quilt in the evenings!


 So that's been my scrap- and stash-busting week - lots of orphan blocks, scraps, and bits of short yardage used up!  Woohoo!!


My scrap monster is becoming my little scrap buddy!

Hugs!

Sarah

8 comments:

  1. That pillow is perfect. Perfect quilting, perfect scraps and perfect edging. Love it!

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  2. I have a 4.5" bloc loc that I use a lot along with the 6.5" one. Love the HST blocks.

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  3. Your pillows are inspiring me to make more. I am making tons of pillow cases, but no cover for throw pillows. Must rethink this trend.

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  4. Lots of scrappy goodness going on in your sewing room!!

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  5. Love all of your pillow covers. I have enjoyed seeing them. You have really been busy. I must have missed why you are making so many. Are they just to change things up in your house or are you making them for something specific like gifts or a charity? Thanks for the tip on the rulers. I might pick up some of those at the Houston Quilt Festival in a few weeks.

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  6. What absolutely adorable pillow covers!! They look perfect and so professional. Something I struggle with having the corners look sharp and accurate.
    xxx

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  7. I've been enjoying all your pillows on Instagram. You're on a pillowy roll! I'm guessing you'll be selling or giving some away? Seems like a lot of pillows just for your own home...

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  8. Scrap monster is cute. Oh yeah I'm back

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