Monday, 11 January 2016

Getting scrappy in 2016

I'm not a great one for new year resolutions.  They invariably fall by the wayside once the empty party wine glasses are cleared away. But this year I have made a quilty resolution to get my scrap addiction under control. Like many sewists, I hate waste and so save the smallest pieces. Now is the time to use them up!
So my challenge has begun, and with two sewing machine 4 day deals already this month , I aim to spread the word. So I started with a scrappy book cover using the fancy stitches on my trusty Brother FS130QC. 

This is the journal cover version that I made on air over a number of shows using scraps of Floral Demin fabric by Craft Cotton Company and contrasting red fancy stitching. A perfect gift for someone special! 
These are my scrap boxes full of scraps - and these are the boxes I am planning to empty! I showed these on my Tuesday show - and many viewers are posting pictures to my face book page with their personal versions. How exciting!

But because it is me - there needs to be a quilt in there somewhere - so I have started my own Scrappy Star Quilt. I designed the block myself and use the foundation piecing method to create the star. This star is made from 4 smaller blocks. These will then be stitched together with 1 inch wide strips. I cant wait to get a bit of free time to get on with it! 
So this may be one new year resolution I can keep :)