Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Scrap Busting...
Well trying very hard too...
the lid of my blue scrap bin wouldn't stay closed and even after I did manage to get the lid on with in two minutes I would hear a ''pop''.......... so time to do something about those blues... oh and greens... which weren't as bad as the blues I must say...
I keep ice-cream containers on my cutting table and fill these then once full tip them into my colour bins... yes I do have an ice-cream container for each colour and I do have a scrap bin for each colour.... ''anal some would say''.... oh and my kids would say... especially my eldest daughter...
so with a hot coffee at my side
and my two containers of sorted random greens and blues
 
and some grey homespun marked with lines...
 
 off I go just choosing at random but starting with a blue strip then a green...
 
 I start creating these....
 
and turning them into these... (not sewn together yet)
 I just love the colour combo... "who said blue and green should never be seen"???
I have always wanted to try the ''spider web'' pattern and I found this great tutorial for this one here
the only part that I didn't like doing is measuring and drawing the lines
''time consuming'' but well worth it for the accuracy...
so while in Perth last weekend I went to Spotlight and purchased another 5 metres of grey... yeah I know a lot but I live 7 hours from Spotlight and even if I don't use it all for this project it will get used... and I have decided to make a quilt for my bed with these and I have a queen size with a high mattress... last night I spent an hour drawing lines on some more cut out triangles... and I had another little sort through my blue and green bins... this could take me a LITTLE while to make to so don't expect a quilt in a week...

I have also caught up on my block swap...
this one ''Castle in the Air" is for Carmen in Australia...

this one "Abstraction" is for Alicia in USA...

10 comments:

  1. Your spider web quilt is going to be seriosly yummy - love scraps quilts - they are so interesting let alone gorgeous to look at, and oat and look at!

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  2. Well done Tarnyia...your pieced blocks are amazing.

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  3. Tarnyia you have been a busy girl,you have sewn beautiful work,well done

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  4. lovely job Tarnyia....and don't feel bad.....I have my scraps all sorted into colour bins too.....and the lids are starting to 'pop' so I can see me following suit!!!! LOL
    take care and sugary hugs
    XX Wendy :O)

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  5. You have done a great job Tarnyia, and it all costs "NOTHING" just love Scrappy Quilts
    Cheers Pat.

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  6. Hello Tarnyia,

    Oh I love it, yes I do remember that blue and green are not meant to be seen. Love your quilt. I buy Homespun by the roll.Happy quilting.
    Bev.xoxo

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  7. Love the Spider web blocks and blue/green is a beautiful combo.
    XO

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  8. I like the blues and greens ... these should always be seen ... ;) Thanks for the link to the Spider's Web tutorial, too! :) Pat

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  9. Love the spider web and it looks so cheerful in blue and green :).
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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