Monday, April 24, 2017

Scrap quilting .... cutting one, two, three quilts at a time!

I am presently working on the flying geese quilt I mentioned back on March 23, 2017. The goal of that quilt was to use up my 1930's scraps.

So, I started by pulling out my bin of 1930's scraps and began cutting.

It took me quite some time to clean that bin out because, as I was cutting for the flying geese project, the thought occurred to me that I could make a bag of one (1) inch squares from the left over scraps for another 1930's project that I'm interested in making ... Isn't this how every quilter's mind works?

Because of the number of pieces I needed for the flying geese quilt, it became apparent that scraps were not going to do it. I needed to cut into my stash .... resulting in more scraps! So much for wanting to reduce my scrap load!

To make this project less daunting to piece, I created 17 bags of 100 rectangles and 17 bags of 200 squares. This way, when I'm ready to stitch out the blocks, I can grab a package of each and voila, I'm on my piecing way!

Once I had cut up the 5,100 pieces of fabric I needed for this quilt ... being in the cutting zone ... why not start cutting for another project?

So, I pulled out my Lori Holt stash .... Such happy fabrics!

And started cutting for a pattern from her Scrappy Project Planner - Happy Trails Quilt

BTW, this is such a great planner! It is so happy and as you know I'm all about happy! lol

So there you have it! A piece of how my mind works .... hum ..... I am all over the place! SQUIRREL!

Catch you later!


Needled Mom said...

Those will be fantastic geese. I seem to always make more scraps than I can use up.

WoolenSails said...

That is a lot of cutting but I think doing a few projects at once makes it more efficient and then you are all set when you start the projects. I tend to go back and forth with cutting and sewing and it takes me twice as long.


Karen said...

I do the same as you have done. Cutting for one project and then thinking the fabrics look good for another project and off I go.

Vicki W said...

You are incredibly well organized!

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