Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Working with the scraps

I have been sewing away, but somehow things kept getting in the way of the blogging bit.  I have to admit it's been more the fun, listening to live music with your sister sort of thing than the washing, gardening, cooking, working stuff, so I'm not complaining.

I spent almost a whole morning working away at my scrap pile.

Without cutting into any more of the larger bits I have left, I have managed a good range of cross blocks of various sizes, triangle-y strips and a few squares. I have pretty much done what I can with this, I think, but it has given me plenty to play around with.

I have filled in the bottom left corner, using a slightly bigger sized cross block.  

and am starting to play around over on the right hand side, though for some reason known only to my subconscious I haven't taken any photos of that bit.  

I am putting off decisions about the gaps at the top and bottom.  I don't think I want to make more quarter circle blocks for those spaces, but will get the sides done and then take a view on where to go next. 


  1. I'm glad you are having fun; blogging can sometimes interrupt the creative process. :)

  2. This is coming along well. I like the stripe you used as sashing between the quarter circle and the cross blocks.

  3. Life does get in the way doesn't it? But that's a good thing. A fine mix to shake things up. Left side's looking good.

  4. Do let us see what you're doing on the right side. I love this piece!

  5. Love watching how this continues to evolve. Not to worry about taking photos every step of the way - that really does get in the way of the creative flow.

  6. Really interesting reading these posts.. I love how it's all coming along! Is it very big at the moment?

  7. Love your progress. It has a very nautical feel to it. I reminds me of Claire Murray's rugs from an old Country Living magazine. Thanks for sharing your creative process. Its very freeing to just tell it all, don't you think?


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