The bins are re-used produce containers which once contained spinach or mixed lettuces.
In this case, I used some of these fabrics to make a couple of Sunrise blocks (from last year's Block Lotto).
Some friends from the Modern-ish mini group asked me to demonstrate Dale Fleming's 6-minute circle technique and I was working on some samples to use in my demo–hint, it's a great technique for other kinds of curves besides those perfect circles :-)
As someone who already has more orphan blocks and UFOs than any sane quilter should, I didn't want to produce more, so I'll be using my demo-samples to make placemats for the guild's community service group's annual effort. The placemats go to Kitchen Angels.
A couple of days ago, I had a little idea about how to use this month's Block Lotto pattern and so yesterday, pulled out the purple bin of scraps and made these five scraptastic Tulip blocks.
There are 25 different purple fabrics used in these 5 blocks. I like them, but not for the original project idea, so I'll be pulling out some more of the scrap bins and making more for my new idea :-)
My quilting mojo must be coming back in a fashion, because I also had a new idea for some 1 1/2 inch strips gifted to me by someone in the guild's QOV mini-group. At our meeting last week, I created some test blocks.
Here are the first two. I think it has possibilities and plan to make many more.
The foundation pattern I used was drawn with paper and pencil. Now I am
I am amazed at this group, not only for the beautiful QOV quilts they create, but how they all show up SO organized and focused and ready to sew for three hours before they pack it all up and take everything home again.
I am a lot LESS organized. Here's a peek at my work area last week. I usually take Isaac, my trusty workhorse of a sewing machine (AKA a Singer 301).
Now that I've decided to move forward with this block idea, maybe I can get things a little more organized for next time.
As you can see the mojo's coming back, but maybe I could use a bit more focus ...