Week 3, more wonky log cabins, linking up again with RSC15 (rainbow scrap challenge 2015) with 6 new blocks.Making these is a bit like eating potato chips, it's hard to stop at just one. I'm running out of ' 'just blue' blue scraps though and have used some pale and dark blues to finish off blocks. I have a plan for next week to start some blocks in the aqua shades to begin a quilt for a friend's birthday.
|All 14 blocks, hey that's quite a start!|
And what to do with all the teeny pieces trimmed off the edges and left over threads.....or orts as I've seen them called, which just means scraps......pile them on some wash-away( solvy) and make some more fabric of course!
|Scraps on wash-away|
after being stitched in a net or grid pattern
|close-up of 'new' fabric|
This forms a pliable but firm 'fabric' that can be used for embellishment, or cut up to make shapes. I'm going to use it to make a gift for a friend's birthday next week, have a few ideas about what to make with it, there'll be stitching and beads for sure.
..........and an update on Walter's quilt......coming along nicely
blocks sewn into fours, and one long strip sewn
I'm going to need to add borders or it won't be wide enough so I followed Kate's example and have been auditioning fabrics. I think this brick red works well for a first border, but as I don't have very much of it, there'll be a trip to the fabric store very soon. Not sure about the second border, something blue I think, but I'll wait and see until the red is on.
|Molly! too hot to snuggle close thank-you|