Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Scraptastic Tuesday

I haven't played with scraps since we  moved house, as the box was well and truly buried, but after some scrap swapping at the first meet up of the North East Modern Quilt Guild I vowed to make some time and find the box.

Well it turned out to be two boxes... so I set up with my machine and a plan to make a dent. And a one-hour basket. It will be my second - I made my first a few weeks ago and I love it.


By the end of Sunday I had one of the two panels I needed. It took far longer than planned - I think I over-thought it a bit... hopefully I can learn to let go a bit more and just grab the next scrap...



And here is half of panel two. Not quite a basket yet....

The plan is lots of these baskets, but all in one colour way. I'm more likely to use my scraps (I think) if they are sorted by colour, so I want a basket for each colour to replace the carrier bag system currently in place. This multi-coloured one will be the basket next to my sewing machine for everyday scrap collection, before they are sorted.

I'm going to link up with Leanne and Nicky and hope to continue making a dent in my scraps over the next few months.

6 comments:

Lin said...

It all sounds very organised Jennie - pretty basket and your scraps are looking good together. xx

Flickenstichlerin said...

What a wonderful idea to use scraps and beautiful color and fabric combinations.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Nicky said...

Love the idea - so much prettier than a plastic bag! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

Wendy said...

That's the same system I have. I'm making a scrap basket for each colour to sort my scraps, it's a much better system than chuck-them-all-in-a-laundry-basket which was my previous system. I've recently finished the red one and will post about it at the weekend. I'm doing each one in a different way - improv, log cabins, strip piecing etc. and using them to practice my fmq too.

Allison said...

This will make such a fun and cute little scrappy basket - the one colorway version is a great idea. I love seeing the ranges of shades within a single color. Super stash buster idea!

claire witherspoon said...

I love the wonkiness of the first one and the colors are great too! cheers!