Tuesday 8 December 2015

Scraptastic Tuesday - the December edition!

 It's nearly Christmas so of course I'm making a totally impromptu quilt!

My clever Siblings Together beemate Mary Emmens has designed a fabulous Welsh blanket quilt pattern.  It is gorgeous and reminds me so much of the doublesided Welsh blankets I fell in love with at the Ardingly Antiques Fair I went to years ago.  I confess I even bought a few.

So when I saw Mary's quilt pattern I just had to volunteer to test it for her.

So although I'm using my stash this project isn't a scrappy one!

But the one on my other design wall is....

These blocks were donated to Siblings Together by another lovely beemate Catherine!

As you can see there are a few still needed to make a quilt - I'm going to copy Catherine, making some really scrappy ones - scrappy coloured bits and backgrounds!

So here is my beginning - sorting out a whole pile of low volume scraps and ironing them flat.  Now I only need to stitch them into long strips and trim to 2 1/2" wide.  Then repeat with the coloured strips!

You know what I've been and will be up to - now it's your turn...

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    1. I love your new quilt (yes, everyone, she has permission for a new start, even if it was granted retrospectively!) and am looking forward to seeing it finished ;o) Will have to have a think about a scrappy project to link up...

    2. I like both those projects a lot! But if I had to choose I'd probably go with the scrappy one! Love the low volume background. I've got a lot of those kind of scraps! Thanks for hosting Scraptastic Tuesday! It's a lot of fun to visit all the various sites! Happy Holidays! cheers!


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