Friday, February 14, 2014

Quilts rock


I sew a lot and therefore I end up with a LOT of scraps...small little bits of colorful fabrics that I simply cannot toss aside. If there is enough available, I cut strips 2 inches wide and for whatever length is allowed. The cuttings from those 2 inch strips go into bags and bags AND bags that are given to a lady who uses them as stuffings.  Nothing is wasted.  NOTHING.  The 2 inch strips can make such a colorful strip quilt such as the one below.  No rhyme or reason on the gatherings of the strips, except for that cute little white square in the center of each block which is the beginning of each block.  .  I have two strip quilts out currently for long arm quilting (thanks thanks thanks to my sweet friend Yvonne). 
 Here is a close up of some of the blocks.  The block assembly is stable but as you can see the colors and fabric prints are whatever happened to be the length needed for the specific side being sewn.  The biggest job is sitting and sorting out the various lengths so I can grab and sew, grab and sew... And within a very short time indeed, I have a quilt top all ready to sandwich with batting and backing and long arm quilting.  I do have fun.  This is my happy place...
Next week Feb 21-22-23 is the annual Card Over at my house .  Kris and Deb will be up from Tucson, Pat will be here from Sun City West..we will miss Sandy this year.... , the living room will be full of tables, lamps, Cricut machines, Cuttlebugs, embossing folders, papers and the wonderful tools of the trade. And we shall create, visit, laugh and have wonderful meals together.
BTW, Happy Valentine's Day today, my friends.

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

Carole, this strip quilt is gorgeous. All those beautiful colors. No wonder you are so happy. Happy Valentines Day to you, too. Have a wonderful time next weekend.

DonnaMundinger said...

Such fun bright colors! No wonder you're happy! love your strip quilt, Chickie! xxD

1CardCreator said...

YOUR quilts rock sweet friend! ~Diane

Sandi said...

Oh Carole this is beautiful, cannot believe it is already card over time, hope it is a wonderful event, of course it will be, hugs

Yvonne said...

Carole - the quilt turned out great. It is so cute. You're right we have so many pieces of fabric left over. Such a terrific use of the scraps.

Margie Calenda said...

HOLY CRAP! Woman, do you ever stop?! I have been MIA for months but finally getting it together again. I may have to commandeer you for a very special project. We will talk….
Hope you are doing well have have forgiven long ago for being so elusive. It's been so hectic and chaotic here but we are all getting it together. Awful winter put us all in foul moods. '
All of your pieces were big hits with the girls and I will pick your brain about my next order. I know you are the woman for the job :)