Day 424

Yesterday I showed off a massive bag of random scraps (no really, it’s the size of a toddler) from my friend and today I got it all cut up. Hooray!

This:

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turned into this (just about 60 squares), a load of strips, and some tiny bitty pieces.

 

The good stuff she let me go through:

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turned into all this:

I got bored of counting around 75 so this is maybe 250? ish?

I think I can officially without any doubt whatsoever be labelled a scrap quilter now. Way back when I had just made one quilt and a top I was being given a tour of someone’s sewing room and her back log of quilts, my friend showed me a spot on a hexagon quilt where she had run out of one fabric so she just switched to another. I still want to smack that 2009 me for saying “but now it doesn’t match!” I’m glad Janet managed to not laugh at me.

This is all new fabric for me, so linking up of course with Sunday Stash at Molli Sparkles.

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And since it’s all scraps, I’m linking up with Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun than Housework (isn’t it always?)

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And with Scraptastic Tuesday as well with She Can Quilt/Mrs SewandSew.

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Free Fabric from Friends, on Friday

And alliteration is always awesome!

My friend Stacie went through her scraps this week (and ironed them too). She invited me up to her place to pretty much help myself. I spent about two happy hours trimming and choosing. And then I sorted all the rest as a way to say thank you.

Here’s everything that is either around 2.5″ square or 2.5″x5″ (rotary cutter for scale).

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And this was her parting gift to me:

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Most of this is absolute dreck but I will have fun seeing if there is anything useful in here. Stacie gave me one of these bags last October so clearly this is now a tradition we have.

 

Day 220

Definitely no sewing here today. Boo. I think I’ve been grumpy this week because of not sewing. I feel guilting sewing when I have so many other things to do (the previously mentioned taxes and guild stuff). So I feel miserable about all of it and do none of it.

But it was the “get to know each other” potluck for softball tonight. I pulled out my favourite quilt to use as a picnic blanket, and it’s ALWAYS a conversation starter. I hang out with quilters so much I forget that quilting seems magical to non-sewers. So that’s a fun ego boost.

Scrap Vomit

This one is from long before blog, it’s lifetime quilt #13 and was completed in March 2013. It contains 2,401 2.5″ squares. Of the 1,825 print squares there is only one duplicate. I swapped fabric with 34 people in 7 countries on 4 continents. The original pattern is called Steps to the Altar but this version is called “scrap vomit” by the wonderful Katy Jones.