I’m excited to get a jump start on some quilts I’m hoping to finish next year. I wanted to play around with precuts and scraps and I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to sew with so many colorful pieces of fabric!
I’m currently making a quilt using Pat Sloan‘s latest fabric line The Sweet Life which will be in shops (including ours) around February of next year. These are some leftover triangle trimmings from the quilt blocks. I decided they are so fun and colorful that I think I’ll make a bonus project from all of the leftovers. Got any suggestions?
I also started cracking open some mini charm packs and regular charm packs that I have accumulated over the last couple of months (and this is after attending quilt market and giving most of it away already!!)
Not quite sure what I wanted to do with them, I first sorted them into piles of lights and darks because I knew I wanted high contrast. I was able to flip over quite a few of the medium prints and they turned into pretty low-volume pieces on the back. I just love versatile fabric, don’t you?
I just love the contrast between bright prints and more muted low-volume designs!
I’ve now got the perfect idea in mind – it’s based on a traditional quilt I made years and years ago that I’m going to tweak into a more modern design. I’ve been having a blast sewing together all of these little squares and playing with all these luscious colors and prints!
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Very fun! Love the way you have the colors and shades separated out.:)
For the scrappy triangles, they make cute pinwheel blocks and flying geese.
Turning medium value prints into low volume fabric is an inspired idea! Thanks for sharing that tip!
(1st time visitor from Scraptastic Tuesday)
Bear paw? Sawtooth stars ? Scrappy churn dash ? Too many to name them all! Glad you are using up your scraps! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday!
flipping pieces over *mind blown* Awesome idea!
I turned over the backing of one of the quilts I did, and I loved the result, It was quite some time ago, But if you can see the pattern through the back it really is so much fun.
Flipping them over–Genius! There are a lot of prints I don’t like because they’re “too colorful” but this is a great solution! Thanks, Christa!
Ooo colorific! I love these! (Note I finally figured out the celebrity you remind me of … Christina Ricci… seriously… I’m sure you’ve heard that before. I wonder if Christina quilts? 🙂
Christina (not Ricci) in Cleveland
You always have fabulous quilting ideas, so I am excited to see your finishes in the new year. For the scraps, maybe a new small bag to hold jewelry or makeup in?
Love those peeks – The Sweet Life is terrific
What a good teaser you are. LOL
Whoa…..I never thought about flipping pieces over to become a low volume print! Going to have to play around with that myself.
So much potential there!!!!! Can’t wait to see your idea take form!!!!!!! (I, too, love versatility!!!)
Looking forward to seeing the end result. It will be stunning I am sure.