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Sunday, 27 February 2011

Charming scraps, oh my!

I've become very interested in sewing lately. I think my knitting has hit a bit of a rut, and sewing is almost instant gratification.

I'm starting a half-square triangle quilt. (Let's see if I can find a CC image for one of these, ah, here we go:)

A New Project
By Flickr user Jessyroos

And mine will have zig-zags like that and oh so much more.

With that in mind, I joined Very Berry Handmade's scrap swap, since I love having as many different fabrics as possible in quilt.

Here is what I sent to H.J. of no-known-blog, a scrap bundle which I called "stormy seas":

stormy seas bundle

And here is what I received from Sew Quine Stitches:

swap goodness

A Fantastic selection of prints & solids, plus an assortment of riches in the form of zips, ribbons, and buttons. Awesome, thanks swap buddy!! :D

I have already cut into some of the scraps to start on my charm square-sized pieces for the HSTs.

charm squares

I "only" need 172 (!) coloured squares, and the same again of white. I just wish I didn't have a compulsion for every square to be a different fabric/pattern. Yikes.

That being said, I'm collecting small pieces of quilting fabric, 5"x5" or bigger. Got any to share, especially in the above palette? :)


Anonymous said...

Wow - great parcel! And ooooh at your quilt idea - that's going to look great.

Steph/seenonflickr said...

Lovely! I don't sew at all, but I love fabric!

Liz said...

Think I've still got some bits in teal/lime green floating around. I'll have a root through the stash when I get back.