|Scraps in the colours of summer pieced and quilted (using a built in wave stitch on my machine).|
A scrappy finish is within reach for me this week, as you can see from the photo above. I've had a couple of evening sessions dedicated to using up scraps in a range of pinks and oranges. Since I keep my scraps sorted by colour, it's pretty easy for me to control the palette of my project, if I want to. It also makes obvious favourite fabric colours, as those are the bins that tend to fill the fastest. ;o)
Months ago, I got started on stitching my smallest bits of fabric in these colours into improv blocks, in an attempt to slim down the pile, then put them aside. This week, I pulled the hand full of blocks back out of storage and started adding larger bits and wonky strips to the mix.
|Small scraps are the start of most of my improv blocks.|
|I'm slowly covering my design wall with all those irregular blocks, in hopes of making a quilt.|
I'm still busting those scraps and playing with a bit of a layout for a potential quilt, but I've also managed to work out a smaller project that has now been quilted (shown at the beginning of this post). Love me some scrappy sewing. ;o)
Linking up this week's work-in-progress with Lorna and friends at Sew Fresh Quilts.