Thursday, December 7, 2017

Fabric Scraps

En Provence
Lately I have been very fortunate to receive lots of them. :) Not that I don't already have tons of scraps but I honestly was running low on purples. I have made a few quilts that used up quite a bit of my purple stash. I still have some larger pieces of purple but the scrappy bits that give variety were pretty much used up especially once I finished my version of  Bonnie Hunter's En Provence. I love that quilt but I was getting quite hard pressed to find enough variety in my purple selections.

Through member volunteers, my Guild provides a 6" square of fabric to all members each month and they call it cotton candy - cute huh. Shhh....don't tell anyone but last month when I saw that there were purple squares in the basket I took two. ;)

Another member was standing near me when I picked up the squares and I mentioned that I really needed to expand my purple pickin's and she volunteered to give me some of her scraps. I happily accepted the offer but I made sure to let her know that I really meant scraps because I do have a ton of fabric in my stash - just not a lot of purple bits and pieces. I plan on living to be at least 100 and I don't think I will ever run out of fabric. :0

Well, Susan came over to my house and gave me all of this and they are not just small pieces. Thanks Susan, I particularly like the one on the right. :)

Not only did I receive scraps from Susan but my quilty sister Cheryl gave me a big bag of scraps and hunks and chunks of fabric last week as well. She has no intention of ever using up such small scrappy pieces so she saves them for me and every so often I get a bag of fabric gold.

Look, she even gave me all of these hexagons because a design idea that she had wasn't working out for her. These are 7.5" from point to point and there is quite a few of them. I am sure I will figure out how to use them up.

Over the next while I do plan to make many scrappy, crumby, stringy quilts but it is not likely to start until after the new year.

You quilter's trash is another quilters treasure!


Chantal said...

Jackpot! Enjoy the loot! ;^)

Deb A said...

So fun to get the gift of fabric donations! Those hexies will look great in a scrappy project.

belarmina said...

Ellen que buenos regalos.
Seguro que harĂ¡s grandes colchas con ellos