Sunday, April 7, 2013

Out Of The Scrap Basket And Into A Quilt

I resisted at first, trying to stick to one project at a time, then I realized I have the perfect project for...

Scrap Basket Sunday
I'm joining Kim (and lots of other quilters) in whittling down my supply of scraps.  My Quilts to make in 2013 Pinterest board holds images of scrappy LeMoyne star quilts.  And I have the scraps, sitting there in my very own magic basket. 
The idea of Scrap Basket Sunday is to work on my scrappy lemoyne star blocks once a week (or thereabouts).  If I was to work singlemindedly on these blocks, I'd probably get bored after making 10 or 20, and I need about 100 for the quilt.  But interspersing them with other projects will keep the novelty going longer, at least that's my theory.  Of course, it does postpone the finish, but since I don't know yet how I will set the finished blocks into a quilt, that's ok with me.
This will be my fabric palette for the lemoyne stars.  I have lots of partial fat quarters and other bits and pieces in my Fig Tree Collection basket, pieces left from peviously made quilts. 

It's time for a test block.
If you would like to join us for Scrap Basket Sundays, go see Kim. 


Kim said...

I LOVE stars! Well, of course that's probably one of the things that attracted me to the blocks I'm working on too. It's good to take a little break sometimes from our "real" projects--I think it refreshes us. And for me at least, working on a little scrappy something doesn't quite feel like adding yet another "real" project to the list, you know?

JoAnne said...

What very pretty fabrics! Will you be making your stars the traditional way, with "Y" seams or a different way?

Raewyn said...

Lovely fabrics! I like to mix and match my projects too, to keep me interested in some of the repetitive blocks. Good luck with the scrap busting!!

It's just me, Alice said...

Thanks, Cathy, for posting this and to Kim for hosting it. I love this idea! This is just the thing I need to get this quilt out of the tin box and onto the sewing machine!

Sinta Renee said...

I can't wait to see your blocks!