Friday, May 03, 2013

I am a Scrapper!

I have been cleaning up and putting away in my sewing room. When I get serious about it I also clean up all the scraps laying around on the cutting table, floor, etc. I trim them into useable sizes and put them in appropriate boxes. It is menial labor, but relaxing to me as I listen to audible books. I feel like I am getting sooo much done! In fact, I still have a big box of scraps that are just a little too big to trim up. Ah, but I am a scrapper! I love this stuff! Making scrap quilts is always more labor intensive than a regular quilt because you have to do a lot of digging for a variety of fabric and then trim it to size. No worries, I revel it it! And using pre-trimmed pieces during quilt construction makes easy work in scrap quilt creation. So whatever I accomplish now will reward me later. 

During this process I have uncovered remnants of past quilts. I always make extra blocks and have a stash of them. I decided to put a few of these little blocks into little quilts.

These are such simple little things, but simple is always my favorite! Like many of you, I am trying to build up a nice selection of little quilts for a wall display. But I always find myself placing them under table displays or lamps, etc. 

 This one I made for my grandson's dresser. Simple and masculine I think. 

On another note, let me direct you to Lori's blog, Humble Quilts. Lori has decided to sell some of her quilts, and you know what beautiful work she does! Follow the link and see for yourself!




13 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'll put on a book and you can come scrap at my house....grin...my sewing room needs help!

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Oh gorgeous little quilts. I do the same, I love to place little quilts all over the house. Great use of scraps...love those colors too. :)

Paula, the quilter said...

I've been scrapping too. The string basket just couldn't hold any more so I've been sewing them to foundations. When I can get the basket down to about half full only then can I add more.

Quilt Hollow said...

I just love little quilts and call them my instant gratifications!! Yours are so dang cute!!!

Sallie said...

Love what you've done!

JoAnne said...

I love the blue star quilt! I may have to make a version of it.

Angie said...

They are all wonderful, Marcie. :) And I love my patterns---thank you so much.

Kyle said...

I love your way of thinking...a little work now=fun later. There's something rewarding about having some scraps already when the creativity starts flowing!

Lori said...

I'm a scrapper too! Love your little quilts.
Thanks for the shout out Marcie!

Me and My Stitches said...

All of your little quilts are wonderful! I love my wall of quilts and can't wait to see yours one of these days! I'm trying to tidy up my sewing room today too, but it's mostly cluttered with paperwork that needs to be dealt with.

Jeanne said...

Happy to see that you put your scraps to excellent use. The quilts are adorable.

Libby said...

What is not to love about little quilts - they are so versatile and best of all CUTE!

Janet O. said...

Love these little things. Don't know how I missed this post! Isn't it fun to take leftovers and create something lovely?