Thursday, 16 June 2011

Scraps, scraps and more scraps

My scrap box was getting really full and completely chaotic again, so I decided to try to tidy it up a bit by cutting 1.5" squares and strips from a pile of light scraps, a pile of dark bits and pieces, and whatever I could find of reds/burgundy/dark orange

A lot of cuts later I had a manageable number of strips and squares, a lot of bits in the garbage, and a scrap box that is a whole bit tidier. A lot of more cuts, and you can find this on my large square ruler 

All ready to be sewn into some lovely scrappy chimneys and cornerstone blocks. Unless I have counted wrong here and there (which is a fair chance *lol*) it should be all the pieces for the quilt "Lucinda's Gift" from this fabulous book

We are doing this as a quilt-along on the SBS-and-other-Elm-Creek-Quilts yahoo group. If you have got the book and want to join in, the quilt-along starts on July 1st - and the first week is cutting the pieces so I'm a tad ahead of schedule.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida


Paula said...

I had to pull my book and see which quilt Lucinda's Gift it! I would so do this if I hadn't already signed up for another quilt along! Have fun.

quiptowngirl said...

Wow, I have never seen pieces laid out on a ruler like that! What a great idea, I am never sure how large my scrap blocks will turn out. I have always heard it said, "if you're going to steal an idea, steal a great one!" I hope you don't mind. : )

Anne Ida said...

@ Cindy: No problem, steal away ;o) Actually, the reason I place my pieces on the ruler because it makes a nice tray to carry my pieces from the living room - where I do my cutting - to the bedroom - where my desk and sewing machine are :o)

Mary C in WA said...

Those are so teeny tiny! Sorry I won't be joining in on the fun this time. I'll be wathcing your progress! Gotta finish more UFO's and my Challenges.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Those are going to be awesome blocks!

paulette said...

I am drooling over this quilt and it's not even sewn together! Great choice of colours and's going to be stunning!