Saturday, January 10, 2015

More Scrappy Goodness

The best thing about breaks? They rejuvenate you, and Relax you, and make you want to play with fabrics!!  I have a few bags full of scraps - just stuffed bags....  this summer I made one of my boys help me sort them by color, but we didn't think to iron them or lay them flat.

On one of my blizzard days - I grabbed a bag and started ironing. I keep hearing you can do anything for 15 minutes and stay focused. I put the theory to the test.... 15 minutes is a LONG time!

I ironed for 15 minutes and then started cutting.

This is now my cut pile - I cut stips 11 inches long - didn't matter the width.


And this is the crumb pile... and the too much of the same fabric pile. It is going to Carol in Colorado to make a Quilt of Valor with. She is good that way ;-)  And I don't have to worry about it!


I like mindless sort of sewing every once in a while - where you just grab a strip and start.....


and you make a pile...... and somewhat of a mess.... but it is an organized mess - I promise....

And you end up with..... strip sets...... that now have a name.......

Welcome to: Sticks 2

stay tuned......

Linking up to RSC15 at superscrappy.blogspot.com
and Oh Scrap

22 comments:

Missy Shay said...

I have found that if I turn on something on tv, I use the 30 minute shows and sew or cut for that length of time. It goes much faster that way!

Kathy S. said...

Love your fun, scrappy strips!

Sherrill said...

Like the sticks--will definitely have to put those on my to do list.

Jayne said...

Now I'm intrigued! Mindless sewing every once in a while is a nice change!

Scrappy quilter said...

A great way to enjoy your day and use up blues.

Nell's Quilts said...

So much fun to start with a mess and end up with something useable. Mindless sewing is so much fun particularly when it leads to a new project - Sticks 2. Looking forward to seeing the end result.

BunkHouseQuilts said...

I'm intrigued...and watching what the next step will be. I am very bad at using up scraps....I am trying to learn some ways that fit in with my need for organization. More than once, I have thought of just boxing them up and sending to another quilter. (I did send a box to Al several years ago.)

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love working with strings and strip sets . . . and there definitely are days when mindless stitching is in order!!

Julierose said...

Loving your Sticks 2--I like anything with strings and strips lately. Hugs, Julierose

Sheila said...

Good plan! Looking forward to seeing Sticks 2 become a quilt : )

Karen said...

Pretty sticks. Great use of a few minutes.

Terri said...

Sticks = lovely. Can't wait to see what the will beeeee.
Hugs

scraphappy said...

Love that scrap sorting has turned into a new project. Getting organized can be hazardous for the UFO list.

Jennie in GA said...

Can't wait to see what you do with those!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I always love to see how you are sewing up your scraps. So simple yet the finished quilts are always so lovely. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Really? You just HAD to make me want to make another quilt!

Nicky said...

Love your sticks! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

Janine said...

This is a a fun project. Your sticks look great :)

audrey said...

So much fun, that mindless sewing.:)

Kate said...

Taming scraps seems to be a full time chore in the sewing room. Looks like you made some progress.

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh these coloureds are lovely and can't wait to see progress next week!

Sandra Walker said...

I'm liking these cool colours, very calming. The pop of turquoise in there just gives it pizazz! I've got a few (ahem) strips piles going for one of these quilts!