Have you ever felt like you were missing the right things to be able to play with the “cool kids”?
Well, that’s how I was feeling about my little scrap pile. I know it’s a silly feeling to have, especially at my age! But we’re sewing along with the Crazy Quilt Block Sewalong on SewCanShe, and my scrap pile was just looking a bit too skimpy to actually be transformed into anything gorgeous!
Now don’t get me wrong, my fabric stash is enormous…embarrassingly so, in fact. But I rarely sew for myself. The majority of my stash is knits, and the rest is mainly wovens for the kids. Only a tiny portion of what I own is what I’d call “adult appropriate”.
I dashed off to etsy and found a great scrap grab bag listing from Stitchin Away, bought two (I think the previous paragraph already established the fact that I have a fabric addiction), and breathed a sigh of relief…I would have some “cool” fabrics very soon!
The package took a total of ONE whole day to arrive from the time it shipped, after less than 1 processing day!! I knew the seller was in the same state, but I had no idea she only lived an hour and a half from me…SCORE!
These are the pretties I received in the expertly packed priority envelope:
I put aside a few that Missy would love me to use for dolly clothes and accessories, and added a few freshly cut strips from my stash. Aren’t the scraps so pretty all organized into rows?
Okay, I need to admit something. I really wanted a beautiful pile of strips and scrap pieces like the ones you see on SewCanShe: Week 1, to add to this post. I tried, I really did. But I simply couldn’t bring myself to rumple up all the beautifully folded pieces. Can you see them all neatly in place, below my sorry attempt at a random pile of strips?
And yes. I am about to go refold all the strips as soon as they’ve been ironed. 😉 Then I’ll be well equipped to join in this sewalong! Are you joining in too? You absolutely should!
I am going to try it! I’ve never quilted before but it looks like so much fun and as a fabric collector I have tons of scraps that need some love. I’m so excited!
Annie K says
I’m joining in, too- I’ve always wanted to try a crazy-quilt, so I posted a pic of my much-debated-over little scrap pile on her Facebook page a couple of days ago. I’m committed, there’s no backing out now, meep! ( I think your scraps are going to make a lovely block, too!)
Those scraps are a great find! Can’t wait to see your block!