It is a new year and a new color - purple - was selected. I have yet to find all the purple scraps to start sewing but did pull a few out this week while I had a few minutes. I cut 2 2.5 inch squares and 2 1.5 inch squares of the purple fabric. I had some muslin left on a bolt... so pulled that and cut some 2.5 inch squares. Yup - it was bow tie time! I only took a few minutes and sewed a couple together but I can already tell this is going to be a fun project for me this year! No plan other than to make bow ties from scraps and see what fun I have playing with them towards the end of the year. So many possibilities of putting them together.
I hope to stay warm today and spend a little time prepping my purple 16 inch Dresden block for hand quilting - a great way to use those extra pieces of batting and fabric and have a small project to take with you. I will assemble them in the quilt as you go process since I finally tried it last year and really liked the flexibility. I think it will be a movie afternoon as there were terrible thunderstorms last night and I don't think any of us got much sleep. I plan to hand quilt while watching the movie with the family. I think it will be Scooby Do but might talk them into one of the Despicable Me movies. I made a decision today (and am putting it in writing so I remember!) - the backings will be from the Stonehenge cool collection of fat quarters I purchased before I left Vermont 5 years ago to move to Florida. I think they will look great as a patchwork backing... and then those can get cut into scraps to use instead of staying in their nice neat bundle of fabrics.
Who knows, maybe I'll just have to dump out the bins of scrap fabrics today and let the kids sort into colors... that might keep them occupied for a few minutes..... and it has not been done in a few years.
Linking up with the RSC Challenge. Head on over and get some inspiration of things to do with your scraps and join us! It is a guilt free challenge - no worries if life gets in the way. No pressure - just play with some scraps (or fabrics... hey they all become scraps eventually!) each month and share what you have done at the weekly link up party so we all can oooh and awww over your blocks!