Thursday, October 14, 2021

Starting some New Projects

I just love starting new projects!!!  I mean, how can it not be fun to contemplate all of your fabric options and pick that fabric that you know will be just perfect for the project :)   And I know it might be a little crazy, but I really do love the cutting part of a project.  There is just something so soothing about the sound of a rotary cutter going through stacks of fabric.  And I just love seeing the piles of  squares and rectangles grow!!

Yesterday, I cut up some of Sherri and Chelsi's Seashore Drive.   This is a line that isn't coming out for a while, but I was doing some secret sewing with it and had a good amount of leftovers and didn't want to bury them in the scrap bins.   So I was looking at it just contemplating what to make with it when I remembered the Sprouts Quilt pattern from my Sew Sampler box a while back.  I sew wanted to make this quilt, but decided when it arrived to add the Chantilly prints to my Dessert Sampler (that is turning into a really, really long term project ;) 

Perfect combination for a new project!!   I drafted the pattern up in EQ8 as I wanted to upsize the blocks to maximize the amount of fabric that I had left and leave no scrap unused ;)   And I had lots of the low volume prints left as they were not used in the secret sewing project, so I decided on an all low volume background.  So excited to get stitching on this one!!  It is going to be so great :)  

And this week, I also had the opportunity open up to start on a new Shortcut Quilt for Fat Quarter Shop that I will be sharing in the future.   It is a Jelly Roll friendly quilt and I knew right away that I wanted to use my  Folktale Junior Jelly Roll.  I just love the gorgeous fall feel of these prints and I think with the adorable Dear Stella hearts this is going to make the cutest baby quilt ;)  

And since I knew that I could whip up a baby shortcut quilt in no time, I figured this was also another great opportunity to make another SUU Alma Mater quilt.   I just love working in red, black, and white!!    And I had these two Zen Chic Modern Background mini jelly rolls just waiting for an SUU quilt.  (I donate these to be raffled off at homecoming and fundraising events and the proceeds go to scholarships ;)    I am going to pair it with scrappy red strips and some solid black for the pop fabric.   I just love scrappy quilts, and scrappy SUU quilts, all the better ;)  

So today will be another cutting day to get going on those 2 jelly roll projects.  But first, I need to empty my scrap basket :)   I was given this gorgeous rope bowl basket at the Zion Piecemakers Guild and I just love it!!  I knew right away it would be perfect for keeping my scraps while I waited to get them put away in my scrap drawers by color, which was way better than the throwing them in a pile on the floor in front of the scrap bins method I had used before :)  Well, it didn't take me long to fill it up.  I promised myself that once it was full, I would put it all away, so that is the plan and then I will start filling it again with the red scraps from above :)

So what is your plan today??  Are you starting something new, working on a WIP, or finishing something up??

What ever you are working on, I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day!!

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1 comment:

  1. Oh - this all sounds so exciting. Love starting new projects too :) - and searching for the right fabric for each. Looking forward to your secret sewing share and all your progress on these new ones. I've been 'building' some scrap house blocks, pattern by Carrie, each day, before I start my regular sewing - it is so much fun!


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