|Me and my mom (aka my quilt binder)|
No sewing for me these last few weeks of January. Whenever I did go down to my sewing room, I was cutting scraps. I've been following Jodi over at Pleasant Home for sometime now. She is one of the blogs that I have an email sent to me of her latest post so I don't miss out. January was all about scraps for Jodi. I was so inspired from her for the entire month. I bought one of the books that she recommended, Cut the Scraps by Joan Ford. Joan recommends cutting your scraps for future use in 3 recommended sizes. I highly recommend the book and am so glad I bought it.
Here is just a few of my scrap boxes. As you can see, I would just throw scrap fabric in a box and close the lid. Not any more.
Just a small pile of what I've cut so far. I'm cutting in 6 different sizes rather than 3. Once I'm done cutting, I'll be making a scrap quilt that I saw over at Pleasant Home.
Be sure to go and check out Pleasant Home. Jodi has a great giveaway going on to wrap up her "Sew Scraps Along".
I did get a bee block done on Monday. My first attempt I made a mistake and had to email the queen bee of the month. I was so embarrassed. She so sweetly sent me the background fabric again. Stephanie basically wanted some simple branches with a bird somewhere on the block. She sent out all the material and we all received different color of fabric for the branches. Here is my attempt and I hope Stephanie likes it.
If you want to see what the others did, our bee "Neutral or Not" is on flickr.