Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year, New Project

On New Year’s Eve before heading out to a friend’s house to see out the old year and ring in the new, my daughter and I pulled fabrics for a project to kick off 2013.  Inspired by Katie, who intends to make a serious scrap busting effort this year, we dove into the scrap strips bin that up until now has had fabric put in but not taken out.

We started with this…


                                                  …which of course spilled out further as we rummaged.

In the end we pulled these:


Today I trimmed all the strips down to 1.5 inches wide, sewed pairs of them together and cut the strips into units.


Tomorrow I will pull out and cut some neutral fabrics for the background, then I’ll take a deep breath and tackle y-seams again.  I haven’t tried any since May 17, 2011.  Those turned out well but took me hours.  I’ll see if doing a whole stack at once improves my technique and speeds things up a bit.  The plan was for this first project of 2013 to provide a quick first finish.  I’ll let you know how that goes!

I hope 2013 is off to a good start, quilty and otherwise, for all of you!


  1. Oh my that scrap pile brings back memories! How does it get of hand so quickly? Those blocks are such beautiful colours so I'm looking forward to what will be made from them. Good luck with those Y seams! ann :-)

  2. Looks interesting! The first couple pictures look like my scrap basket - it is crammed full. The third picture is a big improvement and the last one holds promise. I did start a new project and haven't taken a picture of it yet. It is a BOM from my favorite quilt shop and the BOM is actually 12 BOMs each month of small blocks of basket hand appliqué. One of these days I will post something about it. I am rather embarrassed to have started this when I have several other quilts in progress, but I couldn't resist. I'm bad.

  3. Mmm, the colors are yummy! What will the finished product look like?


  4. Wah, Wah, Wah, I'm crying because I'm jealous! I'm still packing Christmas! Maybe I'll find the top of the sewing machine tomorrow! Got a couple of new poject ideas whirling in my head as I finish packing. Love those scraps you are processing! ---"Love"


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