Thursday, July 6, 2017

Sewing together scraps

It has been hot here, hovering around 100 degrees (F) and projected to go over that today. I've been staying cool in my air conditioned sewing studio until almost 5pm then head out to the local pool to take an hour of water aerobics. The water feels so good.

One of my favorite things to do is to sew scraps together, I refer to it as mindless sewing and it's a great way to spend these hot days and to get rid of some of my stash. The scraps end up as quilt tops, I switch gears and do some simple quilting and then donate them. Some go to a children's cancer treatment center and others go to a local relief nursery or Project Linus. So my design wall has been busy this week. Here is how it looked at the start of the week.
The green one came down and up went a very colorful one.
Here's some closeup shots.

Then the cyanotype prints on the left came down and up went another in red, white and blue.
A few more blue strips were added to it and now it looks like this.
I have another pile of scraps in green and beige, but I think I'll make backings and quilt these first.

Weekly Stitching
Signs of Life: the five universal shapes.
Week #27

2017 Daily Stitching #2 days 24-30
   More french knots

I'll be linking up to "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"


  1. What a great idea! I love the quilts done with scraps. And as always I am inspired by your hand stitching projects. Thanks for sharing. I don't comment much but I do enjoy your postings.

  2. These scrap pieces are terrific, very "modern quilt" looking. And, ah, all those French knots. Makes me want to get back to hand work.

  3. Norma and I had the same take away about your bright scrap quilt - very Modern with the improve piecing floating on a background of white. How generous of you to donate such gorgeous quilts to those in need of comfort. The recipients will be thrilled.

  4. What wonderful projects. Your scrappy brights look like what we call crumb quilts.

  5. Beautiful work, I love the bright modern scrap quilt. How do you manage to do so many french knots - I always end up in a tangle!

  6. I really like the framed scrap squares with white. It is so clean and crisp. It makes me feel like life itself is in order instead of in confusion. It's a good thing.

  7. Nice donation quilts...sure to bring a smile to someone's face. I have noticed a few stitches doing the dense French knots lately. I love the texture!