Thursday, June 22, 2006

Mission: Attack the scraps


Egads! This is just ONE of the bins of scraps I have. I keep all my bright scraps in this one and then I have a neutral bin, a red/pink bin, blacks/browns, greens and blues. And then I have drawers with different sized strips/squares. They are taking over my room. So, my mission is to reduce the scraps and stop the overflow.





Here is the first quilt--actually it's only 40" square, but I'm going to leave it like this for a class on using that Quiltsmart's method of doing Drunkard's Path. After class, I'll add more until it's at least a twin size.














I had more to post and had another back spasm. My miracle didn't happen:( Oh well. I will probably have an MRI when I return from my trip.
I did get 2 quilt tops made for my reunion, which starts tomorrow! Samantha--I'm heading your way. We are flying into Denver tomorrow and headed up into the mountains. We rent out the church camp for 4 days. I'm looking forward to it and hope my back decides to behave!

12 comments:

Laurie Ann said...

Cute pattern! Makes me want to dig through that bin of yours!

quiltpixie said...

ohhhh I love the bright scraps... why is it someone else's scraps are even more inteicing than your own? Hope your back starts behaving

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Little Boy would have an absolute blast with that pile of scraps. He uses the kitchen tongs and pretends to be a sheer tractor and grabs all my scraps (and sometimes the actual quilt pieces - oops!) to play with. I would like to play in that pile of scraps too!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Linda_J said...

Karen,
I hope your back behaves while you are gone and just plain behaves....period.

The drunkard's path looks really cool!

Vicky said...

OMG, your scraps are so organized! I started sorting mine but the task is daunting!

Sorry to hear about your back. Hope it's better soon - can't have that interfering with your quilting!

Hugs
Vicky

Hanne said...

You have really made beautiful quilts lately, in cheery summery colours. A feast for the eyes :-) Speedy recovery on your back !

Samantha said...

Karen, we cooled the weather of just for you :-) Hope your back is much much better!!!

Mary said...

Very cute. I bought a curved piecing foot for my sewing machine in February but haven't had a chance to try it out. I plan on doing a drunkard's path when I get around to using the foot.

ForestJane said...

Ohh, I really like the colors in your drunkard's path quilt. :) I'll be watching to see how it finishes!

Bonnie said...

I love you idea for organizing scraps. My scrap bin is one huge tub with everything jammed in. If I can make the time this weekend, I will sort by color. Excellent idea. Thanks!

Shelina said...

That drunkard path looks great with all those colors. I normally don't repeat patterns once I've made them, but I think another drunkard path is calling me.

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