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Galaxies

Still working on this one – I’m hand quilting it (my first attempt at hand vs machine quilting.) I used scrap slivers from another project. When it came together it reminded me of the NASA photos of space, hence the name.

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Green Scrappy Quilts

 

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This is from my wall of green scrappy “made fabric” from a few months ago. This was the ongoing -and apparently unending- task of trying to use up all my scraps for a useful purpose. I got pretty far on using a large portion of green tiny bits and came up with the idea to make a traditional Double Wedding Ring pattern as a companion piece to the star below, which I made last year. I like the contrast of the orderly traditional block pattern with the chaos of the green scrappy made-fabric. Both are around 36-42″ square.

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Green!

Using up my pile of green scraps!

Using up my pile of green scraps!

And pink and white and yellow scraps, too!

And pink and white and yellow scraps, too.

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Finished and Photographed

I finished this a while ago but only recently got around to photographing it. I’m not sure what I want to title it yet. It features my fascination of creating blocks from random tiny scraps leftover from other projects . It’s one of my favorite things I’ve ever made! 

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Went a little nuts on the free motion quilting!

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Slivers

I’m not really sure where I’m going with this. I’ve been saving solid neutral pieces for a while and wanted to use them in some way with various bigger scraps. I like how it’s looking though! My daughter thinks it looks like the movie Inside Out when they went into the world of abstract reasoning – I think she’s right!

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Slivers

Abstract a Reasoning from "Inside Out"

Abstract a Reasoning from “Inside Out”


 

 

 

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Teeny tiny scraps

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Sometimes I just get a hankering to pull out my itsy bitsy scrap pieces and see what I can do with them.  This is what got started from my yellow bin. I then went on to pull out more.  Each colored piece is about 4 1/2 inches across and the strips prior to sewing are about 3/4″ to an inch or so, and finish up at 1/4-1/2 inch each.  I’m not sure what I’m doing with this – I may make into small pillows for the living room.

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Long weekends….

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How I love a long weekend! I had a wonderful, restful and reflective time with my family and alone as well. And part of that time involved  finishing two quilt tops I’ve been planning for a  long time. This one uses 36 different “made fabric” blocks (4 inches each) that I made two years ago from Kona solid scraps left from an auction quilt I donated to my son’s high school.

SF Waldorf Auction Quilt

SF Waldorf Auction Quilt

 

 

 

 

I loved how the improvisational small scrappy blocks turned out.  I wanted to makes something special with them and held onto them for ages not sure what to do. I decided to make a wall hanging for my office at work (just got moved into a window office with an amazing view of downtown San Francisco, Chinatown and the SF Bay! Woo Hoo!) The office space is sparse and I want to  bring some personality and color to it. I still have to decide how to quilt and bind it, though.

 

 

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