Sunday, August 7, 2016

Multiscrapping

It's no secret that I always have a lot of projects underway.  I'm just not a straight-line kind of person, who makes a clear goal and then diligently works to accomplish it.  It's a wonderful strategy for a lot of people, but I just can't do it.
So, here's a peek at my cutting table where I'm cutting 3.5" strips into useful bits.


The rectangles at upper left will be cut into background pieces for Glitter.  The large triangles are for Storm at Sea.  The squares at lower left are for Quilty 365 (which is currently bogged down and in hiatus, but that's no reason to stop cutting squares for it) and for my new Bonnie Hunter leader/ender hourglasses.  You can see where I've stacked and marked some squares at lower center and have some completed blocks at lower right.


I'd been wanting to make hourglass blocks since I saw them on a couple of other people's blogs, and then when Bonnie announced it as her yearly leader/ender challenge, I was sooooo in.
You can see I've already started to accumulate a few as I work on these whole other blocks.


These star blocks are made with scraps of 2.5" strips that were left over from a couple of other projects.  Because I'm all about the scrappy here.
Speaking of scrappy, a couple of these little guys turned up today.


Lately they've been hanging out down at the creek, trying to beat the heat.  If it doesn't cool off soon, I may join them...


Linking with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework.  Come see all the fun we're having with scraps this week!
And also linking with Scraptastic Tuesday with Mrs Sew & Sow.  Even more scrappy fun!



15 comments:

Julierose said...

Oh I like the hourglass blocks a lot--I am thinking of doing some, too..hugs, Julierose

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I decided to make some hourglass blocks with my cut off pieces from Nighttime Blossoms. I have no idea what I will do with them, but I noticed Bonnie has said to just enjoy the process and not worry about finishing anything! Works for me! Hope your monkeys (and you!) are staying cool!

Sally T said...

Very meta...your approach to quilt making is scrappy. Me too.

Scrap and quilts said...

Admitting to have a problem is the first step in getting better. Since yours is multiscrapping, I hope you never find a cure because I love seeing all these projects. :^D
For the Hour Glass, are you cutting triangles? You might want to watch this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0yGl1N6l-g
That's the method I use as I think it is faster. Just thought you should know too.
Enjoy the creek lol. ;^)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I love to work on multiple projects at the same time too. Thanks for sharing your scrappy workspace with Oh Scrap! They make me want to sit and get sewing!

Magpie Sue said...

Meanwhile, if I don't stick with a project almost exclusively I lose my train of thought concerning it and it may never get finished!

Vic in NH said...

Cool monkeys! Love the hourglass blocks, too. You got quite a few done already!

Cathy said...

Straight lines aren't for me either!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Fun post --- I'm not a straight line person but every so often I need to stop and do a check in to see where I am!

Karen's Korner said...

Great looking hourglass blocks there.

Mystic Quilter said...

I can't believe you've begun another project!!!! Having said there's going to be more goodies for us to see!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Ah yes, a scrappy hour glass quilt... looks like a fun one to make!

Nicky said...

What a richness of scrappy delights! I love how you are using scraps from one project to make another! Thanks for joining up with us at #scraptastictuesday

Louise said...

I think hourglass blocks are the Next Big Thing. I'm feeling the pull to make a bunch of them, too! And I *LOVE* the term "multiscrapping"! :)

maggie fellow said...

I have started those as well. I love cutting little bits and I can't go start to finish either, I'm a bit restless. thanks for sharing