Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Scrappy Spin blocks

Sometimes it's funny how one project will lead to another. Currently, I'm on a mad scrap sewing binge and digging through my scrap containers, I stumbled across pieces I used to make a earlier project (shown here). Those sweet fabric scraps enticed me and the next thing I know, I started sewing blocks.  I sewed up all the leftovers and feeling pleased with the results, decided to use these blocks for sewing room projects.  First up, a patchwork cover for this machine because the vinyl one it came with is so blah (and still carries the scent of smoke, thanks to it's first owner).
 
 
In for a penny, in for a pound... I pulled out the containers holding my 1.5" and 2.5" strips to see if I could find a few more fabrics to use for more block making.  Bingo!
 
Most of these blocks are made using strips I already had cut and stashed.  The finished blocks are 3.5".

It's pretty obvious that in the intervening years since I first sewed a few of these blocks, that my stash of quilting cottons grew. I love having more fabric choices for a great scrappy mix!  However, just like the first time around, I'm pairing up the cottons with white linen that started out as a skirt (one of my thrift store scores that I'm happily repurposing).  I decided I would keep making these blocks until there's nothing left of the skirt.  I have no idea how many blocks that will give me, but I know it will be more than enough to sew a cover for my serger.   ;o)

9 comments:

  1. I do love your tenacity and zeal at re-purposing fabrics! Even a skirt! It must be very satisfying to create such beautiful things....

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  2. Another lovely blocks! Good luck! :) Jolana

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  3. This will make a darling cover for your serger.

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  4. Great use for all those scraps, and make your sewing room look so pretty!

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  5. Your blocks are so pretty and they look like they'd be really quick to sew a bunch once you've got all the pieces cut. I can't wait to see them when they're finished into projects for your sewing room.

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  6. Oh these blocks are adorable... such fun colors! Perfect for a serger cover to admire every day.

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  7. Nice colourful blocks. Good for you for re-purposing a thrifted skirt. I love re-using fabric!

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  8. Such pretty blocks, a great way to re-purpose old clothes too.

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  9. What colorful blocks. A great way to re-purpose clothes.

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