My first scraps

I’ve been quilting off and on for more than 15 years but really took a more dedicated interest in it this past year with Mister’s retirement and buying a house with my own craft room.  Before that I never kept any of my scraps since I didn’t have the room to store them.

Since it’s Wednesday and I’m sharing what’s on my worktable, I’ll show you the fabric I cut yesterday for a 6×6″ charm square swap I’m participating in.  I have always loved the 1800-era reproduction fabrics and this swap is all about them!  I’ve cut 40 squares of the same fabric and I’ll receive 40 squares back of different fabrics.  I cannot wait to see what I get.  Unfortunately, I’ll have to wait until April since the deadline to get our charms to our hostess is the end of March.

This is one from Jo Morton’s Spice Chest fabric line.  Sing!


Here are my lovely squares (and new scraps) after cutting.  The squares on the far left bottom still need to be squared up since I cut them off the fold of the fabric.  The stack on the far right contains my 41 swap charms.


The next thing on the cutting mat is this:


18 FQs from Jo Morton’s Crimson Bouquet and 10 FQs from her Toasty collections.   These lovelies will be cut later today for JMLW Abbygale’s Scraps.  The turq on the far right is what I’m going to use as the backing and I’ll probably use one of the reds for the binding.

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One response to “My first scraps

  1. Such beautiful fabrics!!! I can’t wait to see it all come together!!!