Sunday, June 5, 2022

I made up my mind ...

 I've been thinking about the Churn Dash SAL and what size quilt/blocks I wanted to make. One thing I was certain, I wanted to use up some of my scraps. 

I've decided on the 9 inch block and a bed size quilt.

I pulled out my scrap bins and got to work sorting and cutting ... my goal? To reduce my scrap stash!
Since it's a scrappy look, I didn't think about the fabrics, placing myself in a 1850's frame of mind ... use what you have.

Then, I came upon this fabric ....

And I'm thinking ... "it's my last piece, I can't cut into it" ... "I can't get this fabric anymore" ... What is it about fabric that makes me one want to hang on to it? I seriously started to think about this ... "why do I want to save this last piece?" ... finally reasoned with myself ... instead of having a large piece of it, I'll have it safe in a quilt ... chop ... chop ... LOL

This is what I have cut up so far ... all the backgrounds for the 50 blocks ... I'm still missing a few prints for the blocks.

Now, I'm just making sure the colours are balanced out. Do like what I have so far ... and I didn't even think about the colour choices ... just cut! ;)

Are you participating in Chookyblues Churn Dash SAL? If so, how are you coming along?

Thanks for stopping by. Catch you all later?

6 comments:

loulee said...

A true scrappy version, I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.

Chookyblue...... said...

oh your cruising..........I need to start cutting this version of mine.....nice fabrics.....its going to be fun to see everyones come together........

Gretchen Weaver said...

Yes, I'm in the SAL also. So far I've completed 3 blocks but I've sewn the HST's for 27 more blocks. Happy stitching!

Janet O. said...

Looks really good, Carole! I am sewing along--doing scrappy 1800s fabrics, 9 inch blocks, and bed sized-- like you. Just finished up my 4th block and have 19 more cut and ready, but I am using them as leader/enders. If that doesn't move them along fast enough, I may have to make them my focus for a bit.

dq said...

You are moving along very nicely. I am still finalizing my decision.

Deb said...

I love scrappy churn dash blocks have made one and and love it! In fact I have made 3 different. Varieties, but does it stop me from a challenge no! I hear you on the in head debate on fabrics now I enjoy cutting into them and putting them into a quilt, the hardest question is which quilt pattern will dawn my favourite fabric? 😂

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