Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Work in Progress

I have commenced work on a custom quilt.



It involves loads of rotary cutting individual pieces of fabric, some of which are from my scrap bin. 


I really do think that some of my best and most creative quilts have come out of my much loved scrap bin.  My scraps are like a catalog of my favorite fabrics, some of which are no longer available.  The pieces vary in size, including some very small bits that I just cannot part with, yet.  Working from my scrap bin is however a messy business.


I've got many more hours of cutting ahead of me!

16 comments:

  1. I actually sometimes wish I could work entirely with scraps, never actual yardage! I love shopping in the scrap baskets, and am in the process of organising mine for easier fabric-picking.

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  2. I am looking forward to seeing this one. Happy quilting!

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  3. I love a bit of left over loveliness!

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  4. Well, when you begin with caviar ... the left-overs are bound to be exquisite!

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  5. hello!
    i so get why you say it's difficult to part with some fabric. it doesn't make sense at all, because why else would we have bought it, righ?
    cutting is of course an essential part of quilting, but i think it's my least favourite.
    usually i stand when i'm cutting, and that's not very comfortable for me because i've been operated on my knees (twice) and i get tired easily.
    then, because my eyesight is not so great, i'm always afraid i'll cut everything wrong.
    (look at me talking about knee and eyesight problems like i'm 80 or something ahhah)
    so good luck with all the cutting!

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  6. Love the contrast between these shots. Enjoy carrying out the rest of that cutting!

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  7. oooh, I'd love to get my hands on that scrap bin!! I'm sure there are some treasures to be found there! Looks like something great is brewing!

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  8. I'm currently working on taming my scrap bin. I have far fewer scraps than you, though! I am cutting all the fabric into uniform pieces-- 5.5" and 2.5". I know that I could keep the larger scraps and cut pieces from them as needed, but this just makes it less messy and less complicated.

    Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  9. Amazing how a bin of "rubble" can become a thing of beauty.
    I look forward to seeing what you create this time!!

    xo
    eva

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  10. But your stack of cuts looks very nice and neat. Can't wait to see what you are doing!

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  11. I'm just in the process of sorting my scraps too, not that I've got too many, yet! I'm going to be categorising them too: strips, 2.5" squares, odd shaped small bits, and larger bits. The absolute worse thing about scraps, is the flipping ironing they need! Glad to see your scraps look like they've been as close to an iron as mine!!! Look forward to seeing the project soon :)

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  12. Scrappy quilts are definitely the most fun...and sometimes the most work! I'm sure this one will be fabulous as always :)

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  13. Oooo, I cannot wait to watch this project progress and to see the finished product. *curiosity*

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  14. Yah for using scraps! It feels so right, doesn't it? Thanks for the link, Rita. That was sweet!

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  15. Can't wait to see what you are making! I love scrap quilts--it is fun seeing favorite pieces of fabric in quilts.

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  16. One day I'll have a scrap bin! LOL
    Thank you for having "whiskers" on your pile of fabric - I get very intimidated by the "perfect" cuts and cut more fabric than needed if I have a few whiskers.

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