Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A New Little Scrappy Project

I have not been doing any quilting until other {more important} things get done. Each. Day. Ughhh... I do so hate it when duty calls and I have guilted myself into being responsible. The other day, being in a weird mood and all, I started digging through my little totes of orphan blocks. That and those random, leftover scraps from previous quilt projects that never seem quite hopeless enough to throw away. 
Challenging myself to put these scrappy bits together!
When I stumbled across the little Red Riding Hood fat eighths, my heart just sort of kicked up a notch. Oh yeah, time to do something with these because I am never in the mood to work with conversation prints. Gotta strike while the iron is hot!
Getting in the groove....
It wasn't long before there was something positive clicking into place--a lovely little late afternoon of playing. I made one little four-patch circle just to 'see' if it looked as reasonable in the light of day as it was looking in head and yes! Green light for this newly-conjured-up scrappy project!
Starting the initial work!
I finally found the time yesterday and today to cut out the extra I needed and wallah! My circles are now ready for some applique stitches. {Did I not mention the applique starting to stack up around here?} After I get the little four-patch circles stitched on, then I intend to stitch the larger circles onto some light green background blocks. Most of those fabrics are years old and it's so very much fun to find a good place for them to shine.  I just love projects like these, don't you? They make me feel frugal, creative, and just plain ol' happy. And as a side note, these sorts of projects need to be jumped into as soon as possible, no matter what's piling up around you. If you wait until there is a perfect plan? Well, there never will be. That's just fact.
Ready to hand stitch the binding...
As you can see, I am also at the point where the binding can be hand stitched onto the pinwheel quilt. My cousin is going to miss me bringing this up to her house to work on--it's so colorful, but I can always dig up another quilt to work on while I'm there. There's not an enormous amount of hand quilting in this quilt, but hopefully just enough to make it look special. I just can't bring myself to want to spend a million hours on this particular quilt!

Time to link up to Scraptastic Tuesday!

22 comments:

  1. That must have been a lovely afternoon playing with scraps. Like what you have done, looking forward to the next step.

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  2. When the creative urge strikes, you've just got to go with it. Love your little circles.

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  3. This is going to be a seriously sweet little quilt! So, as you applique one circle onto another and then another larger one, will you cut away the excess fabric on the back of the larger circles (and add them right back into the scrap pile of course!) or do you leave them to give the appliques more depth?

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  4. You were faster than a speeding bullet on that pinwheel quilt...seems as if you just started ! :)

    It'll be fun to see the circles progress...sweet colors! :)

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  5. Your hand quilting is Beautiful....I just started to hand quilt & am Loving it!

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  6. Your hand quilting is Beautiful....I just started to hand quilt & am Loving it!

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  7. I l-o-v-e conversation prints and that Red Riding Hood fabric is adorable. One day I will appliqué circles. In the meantime I will remain inspired by your work.

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  8. Love you srcrap projects, wonderful work.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  9. A great start to a new project! Can't wait to see where this one is going. I truely believe the amount of quilting in a quilt is really dictated by each quilt. Your pinwheel quilt looks wonderful!

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  10. This looks like fun! I love, love, love when a spark of creativity hits and I am able to run with it. I know that feeling well.. and always have to go with it.. Putting it off is never the same! Have fun.

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  11. Squeeze in as much fun as you can. It's hard enough being a responsible adult. Your blue stitching on you pinwheel looks fabulous.

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  12. Definitely right to jump when the idea strikes. There's too much risk of losing the 'thread' of inspiration if you hesitate...

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  13. Never in the mood to work with conversation prints!!!!!! What's wrong with you, girl????

    I think I'm going to love Red Riding Hood. Glad your iron was hot!

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  14. The pinwheel quilt looks great. I love the contrasting thread. I think that's when the 'Big Stitch' shines. The circular four patches are whimsical and fun.

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  15. Two lovely quilts. Again.
    I just found a few more leftover blocks and pieces. Not very inspired about them. But you are right, they should be sewed.

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  16. Little Red Riding Hood was a favorite story for my grand-daughter (me too).

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  17. It is such a pain when life gets in the way of the important quilting stuff, isn't it? I like where your current 'funny' mood is taking you and agree that suddenly feeling inclined to use up scraps/older fabrics is a good feeling.

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  18. I've loved reading some of your recent posts, you really make me smile! Your pinwheel quilt looks gorgeous a and it's such a great feeling to get to the binding stage, bet you'll have it finished up in no time 😊

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  19. How did I miss this! Love your 4patch on the circles, look forward to seeing more!

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  20. You are creative, can't wait to see what delightful quilt you design. Thank you

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  21. I love the circles. I love finding fabric scraps I haven't seen/used in a long time, it's like finding buried treasure!!

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