Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Using My Scraps

Well, well, well, here we are again. I actually worked on two projects yesterday. Believe it or not neither of them are finished...yet... I also looked for another project online to start to take to work with me. I bet you are thinking uhhhh hello how about finishing some other projects you started and never finished. Well you see... I have to have several projects going in case I get bored with one and can leave it do something else. BUT... then when I come back to the first project I don't remember where I'm at and what I was thinking so I start something new. It's vicious cycle here in my little world. lol.

Anyway, I stayed home and did NOT go to the fabric sale at the thrift shop. Aren't you proud of me? If that weren't temptation enough, one of my Facebook friends told me that the Wal-mart in Parma (Ohio) is getting rid of their bolt fabric so they are having a 50% off sale. Then another one of my crafting buddies told me at another thrift store they had a ton of fabric in too. Seriously, it is an omen. I need to go fabric shopping!!!! ARRRGGHHH But I have so much I need to use up first. (sigh) Oh well... This is just torture sitting here thinking about it. I need my fix... LOL.

OK back to my projects. So there I sat staring at the original project I was going to do, but nothing came to me. A complete and total brain block. So I thought to myself let's quilt. Yeah that's a great idea other than I have to cut my fabric. lol. You all know me I have a very hard time cutting fabric. So I said "self let's dig into our scrap boxes and tubs and make a scrappy quilt." So I hunted through and picked out some fabric and got to cutting. I had no problem cutting them because they were well scraps. I just couldn't stop myself and cut enough for two quilts plus a little extra.

This is my blue and brown one. I still need to put a border and quilt it obviously... lol

Like I said I just kept on cutting and had enough for a second quilt top so this one is a true scrappy quilt. I used lots of colors on this one. I'm still deciding what kind of border I want to use. I'm kinda not liking the blue thrown in there, but it's too late now.

So I was a busy little bee yesterday in between running laundry and running kids here and there. For now the quilts will go on my rack in the dining room designated as unfinished corner. I really need to clean up my crafting/dining room. It is a mess. Then I'd like to redecorate my living room. I still haven't touched it since all the Christmas stuff came down. I know I know L-A-Z-Y. lol. I think I'm just going to jump straight to Spring decorating. A girl can dream right? Today we are having a heat wave here at the homestead so it feels like Spring. It is a whopping 34degrees outside. Woohoo!!!!

Have a great day everyone!
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Green Creek Primitives said...

Hi Mary, I don't know what it is either I have a problem with finishing things. I get several things stitched, stuffed and ready to finish and it is like I lose interest, maybe its because I have to make decisions about how I am going to finish things. I am trying hard to finish up things before I start something else. Thanks for sharing, at least I am not alone. Vicky

Linda said...

Mary....I really like the colors in your new project.
I am always amazed at how much you get done.
Our WM got rid of all it's fabric more than a year ago. I was told they would all be doing that. There is still a good department in the Mount Vernon store which I bet they keep since a lot of the Amish women shop there for fabric.

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Primsue said...

Wow, Mary, you amaze me with all you get done. The quilt tops look great - they will be beautiful finished quilts.


Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

I love them!! I even like the pop of the blue!!

As for my UFO's--it's like Roswell, NM in my craft room--lololol--that crewel bench is way down on the list!

Angie Berry said...

I don't know Mary... I like the blue thrown in there but to each their own. Maybe when you pull it out again, you will decide you like it, lol! Have fun with all your projects~

Lori said...

It so funny that you posted this. I want quilt's to display but they are so expensive. So I went hunting for quilt tops. They aren't much cheaper. I have been thinking of just making my own, but I am not a quilter. I was just wondering if your following a pattern, or just making random squares? I can't wait to see your finished product.