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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

SCRAPS AND A FMQ QUILT ALONG


You’re probably wondering, what is this mess?  Pleasant Home is having a Sew Scraps Along.   Every Tuesday and Thursday there will be a tutorial and lots of inspiration the other days of the week.  Yesterday I saw the first tutorial and decided to do something with my scraps.  Last night I ironed a pile of my red, white, and blue scraps.  Now I have to cut them into 2.5” and 4.5” squares which will not be easy.  Every time I go to make a cut, a little voice inside me says, what if you need this for an applique.  Or, what if you need just this size for another quilt.  Then I get realistic.  These scraps have been in my scrap bin for over a year.  Every time I need a certain color for an applique, I don’t go through my scraps, I go to my stash.  My scrap pile just keeps growing.  Now is the time to take action.  I WILL cut these this afternoon!  I will!
 
I have another project I want to get involved in.  I want to learn to do free motion quilting.  Leah Day is having a Quilt Along Wednesday Free Motion Quilting video.  On Wednesdays, she will post a video showing the design(s) she’ll be working on, how to use it, and tips on how to quilt it.  Check it out here.  
 
Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

3 comments:

Barb said...

Thanks for the links, that free motion one sounds interesting.

Sue said...

I'm following another FMQ challenge for this year, but thank you for the link.

I was just going to head on over to Pleasant Home to join in the scrap fun because I do the same as you…cut from my stash and not my scraps. But who can throw them out!?

Thanks a bunch!

Mama Pea said...

Lol! That is exactly what keeps me from cutting up some of my scraps! I love that you are moving forward with this. Wish I could start something else right now! :-)

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