Just in time for the month of yellow and Rainbow scrap challenge in June. I love Irises.
I have 2 blocks ready for the maple leaves
Otherwise I have been cleaning up the cutting table which involves making a bigger mess. I had expanded my actual cutting space from 4 square inches to maybe 18 square inches ( I have a BIG cutting table but I end up with just a tiny actual cutting space) And what happens when I see so much open space? I start to cut down scraps and WHAM that space is GONE. I found a parts bucket of odd shirt pieces.
Many yokes and short sleeves, cuffs, collars. I like to cut them into scrap savers pieces and put the bigger pieces away uncut for any future project.
I have wanted to make Bargain basement
from Bonnie Hunter's Scraps and shirttails book
. There are only a couple of quilts in the book I haven't made.
So I am cutting the shirt pieces to work in that quilt. The smallest unit is a two patch using 2 inch squares. I have them all done sewing them as I was working on other projects as a leader/ender. I will need 3 1/2 inch strips, which I can get from the yokes.
The bucket is getting emptier and the table fuller.
I am linking to:
Finished or Not Fridays
I am linking to
rsc17 super saturday
Beautiful irises. Mine are in bud but not nearly ready to open. The maple leaf blocks are so pretty in yellow. I'd say you've made a good dent into taming those scraps into something useful - now all you need is a box to coral that project.ReplyDelete
I get excited talking about scraps! Love your leaf blocks and all the shirt pieces!ReplyDelete
I love irises too! You may just inspire me to finish up my maple leaf quilt. It has moved twice so that means it was started before 2003. Geez - I hope I still have all the pieces . . . HAHA ~smile~
I love that book -- then then again, I love all Bonnie Hunter patterns. Have fun working on your Bargain Basement quilt. It will be gorgeous with all those shirtings. It's on my to-do list for someday... I'll watch yours grow for now.ReplyDelete
I am loving the yellow maple leaf blocks. So pretty.ReplyDelete
The yellows in your maple leaves are pretty and mellow! So interesting to see how you are working on those shirts, too. I have been amazed at the great quilts I see made out of fabric from shirts!ReplyDelete
Beautiful yellow leaves. I have the same cutting problem. Once I get my cutting space halfway clean, I start cutting again.ReplyDelete
I love your maple leaf blocks! It's always nice to get some cutting done. It's one of my favourite parts of quilting.ReplyDelete
Your yellow maple leaves are just the ticket for RSC June.ReplyDelete
Lovely little maple leaf blocks, and I really like the idea of recycling those shirts, love scrappy and love reusing.ReplyDelete
Empty buckets are great! Good luck finding enough cutting space to take care of all those parts and pieces. Shirt quilts are always so soft and cuddly -- well worth the extra effort.ReplyDelete
I have that Bonnie book, but have yet to make a single quilt from it. :o((ReplyDelete
I do the same thing when I see a little space. Looks like you are moving right along with those shirts.ReplyDelete
I love maple leaf blocks. Your yellows look great!ReplyDelete
I can totally relate to only having a small space free in which to cut even though the table is plenty big enough! Have fun with all your shirt scraps!ReplyDelete
Very pretty maple leaf blocks. You've made a lot of progress with your shirt scraps.ReplyDelete