Monday, October 25, 2010

Sew Scraps Along

I am having a blast cutting into my new scrap stash from Karen Gray designs

 I started my first project, the scrappy log cabin posted by Pleasant Home for the Sew Scrap Along. 

I got out my sorted Heather Ross and other graphic novelty prints. 

 I isolated the pictures and cut out 17 center rectangles.  Why 17? I don't know.

Then I pulled out the two floral scrap bundles and started working my way through them cutting random width strips. 

I than chain stitched on the strips and cut apart.

 I have a way to go yet.

As I am working through the bundles I am pulling out duplicate fabric and putting them in a bag.  When its full-a small priority box worth-I may have to do a giveaway!

Anyway tonight as I was working on the blocks I got a phone call from my cousin. 

 She wanted me to write a special note for her daughter as a surprise for a special school activity. 

I thought "Yes!  Ill make a fabric post card!" 

I have been wanting to make one for a while. 

So switching gears I cut out the pieces using the tutorial by Fabric Mom

I then collaged using things I had.  I think it turned out pretty great!

Keep dreaming...Colleen aka 'butterflygirl'


Canadian Kristin said...

Whoa. So many good things going on in your crafty world today!! Gotta go back and re-read and then follow some links! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea...a fabric postcard! I love it!

Sara said...

fabric postcard--what will we sewers dream up next---lovin' it!

Micki said...

I love fabric postcards and have done many pretty!