This week I made “Pointy” a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman. It was a relatively easy top to piece, large rectangles and precut strips, about 70 inches square. Most of the pieces are cut from the fabric length-wise, less stretching that way. The background fabric is sort of a rough weave cotton, it’s soft to the touch though. It reminds me of the reverse side of denim fabric.
Also this week I started sorting scraps. My system is simple, not too much thought behind it. I don’t consider a 5 or 10″ inch square a scrap but more of a large piece, also I have a “few” charm packs and layer cakes in stock. These pieces are put into my fat quarter drawers that are organized by color. I also have drawers that are for yard or more pieces. Any extra triangles or squares that I have cut while making a top also have a bin. Strings (less than 2 ½ ” wide) are kept in a bag. I have an art-bin full of 2 ½” squares and HSTs. I am going to make Bonnie Hunters “Split Nine Patch” one of these days. My personal rule is “no scraps from scraps”, I tried saving crumbs but I just don’t use them.
Before and after pictures of the great scrap sort, part one. This is what I made from two grocery sacks of scraps. The white bag in the back is full of strings, anything less than 2 ½ inches wide and more than 6 inches long. I cut the rest into 2 ½ inch squares and HSTs. There were a bunch of precut triangles and squares in the mix, those got sorted and stacked. Next week I have a larger shopping bag full of scraps and maybe I’ll get to a bin…
Linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for “Can I Get a Whoop Whoop” and Crazy Mom Quilts for “Finish it up Friday”.