Quilting by Celia

Quilting by Celia

Sunday, November 28, 2010

I'm starting...

I have been thinking for a while about starting a blog, to document my quilting interests and projects.  So after my daughter insistence here it goes...
I'll start by sharing what I am currently working on. Like all quilters I have many projects on the go which I'll share along the way. At the moment I am on a quest to reduce my small sized scrap fabrics.  I have a long way to go judging by the size of these boxes still !

I sorted my scraps by shape and size. I began by making 5" log cabin blocks  but still ended up with smaller odd size scraps. I used foundation piecing and have now completed 57 blocks. I'll continue to use my scraps to make more of these blocks and there will be no shortage of projects I can use them. 
I learnt this technique years ago in a class with Virginia Enright  (she published  a book called "Tiny Treasures") but I recently found a great  tutorial on on this technique; .
I have not thrown out any fabric greater than 1" so I still have lots of tiny scraps.  There are so many possibilities which will allow these smaller scraps to be used , like the needlecase I made sometime ago (5' x 3 1/2').