Thursday, 2 October 2014

the story of the magic scrap bag

Once upon a time some scraps of liberty were liberated from a friend, and I started a star quilt.


In exchange for the scraps I made a few of them into a fabric bucket bag, which I gave as a gift to become a new scrap bag.


What I didn't realise what that this is a magic scrap bag, every so often it refills itself.


The contents are glorious scraps of colour and pattern,


I select the blues and greens and try to create order from chaos.


and square by tiny square


it is slowly evolving.


I took the scraps on my running away weekend.


the net result of which was approximately 47 cups of tea, the occasional glass of wine, and 270 triangle corner squares.


I think I almost have enough now.

18 comments:

  1. It's looking lovely. How wonderful to have a magically refilling scrap bag. I think there's a little inspiration to be found in there as well. I shall look forward to seeing what you make. CJ xx

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  2. I love those irregular stars! Did you handpiece them? Cx

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    1. they're called wonky or maverick stars, they're machine pieced onto the white blocks so I guess it's a type of foundation piecing.

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  3. What an amazing bag to keep refilling!! It is allowing you to produce some lovely pieces! xx

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  4. Love the colours. It's going to be a beautiful quilt.
    Anne xx

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  5. Lost in admiration, I have no idea how to quilt. Sounds like a restorative weekend away X

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    1. it was truly restorative, that's a lovely way to describe it x

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  6. Fabulous. Isn't it amazing what you can do with a bag of scraps? xxx

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    1. sewing with scraps is my favourite thing x

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  7. Oh, now those are gorgeous colours. Can't picture what you're making...
    Ax

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  8. This is one of my favourite patterns! Scrappy quilts are especially nice and your scraps are so pretty. It's going to be a lovely quilt.

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  9. Gorgeous gorgeous fabrics - do I spy some liberty prints in there?

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  10. Oooh, I can't wait to see Tess -- the fabrics are beautiful!

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  11. Love the stars and the fabric. 270 triangle corner squares. WOW! I've always wanted to make a quilt but after trying a couple of times over the years have come to accept I haven't got the patience. xxx

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    1. you really should try. but absolutely not with such tiny squares! I still don't have enough and am currently making another 100.......

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  12. What a wonderful way to spend your time, I hope you are reminded of it each time you look at your beautiful work.

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  13. Ooh! Loving the look of that quilt!

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  14. Those wonky stars are so charming. Your magic scrap bag is filled with delightful things.

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