Saturday, January 1, 2011

Blue Scraps challenge...and my stash

 I joined up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge over at Soscrappy.  She called for us to dig into our blue scraps and make something. 
She gave some ideas on her blog of a mug rug or some blocks.  I pulled out my blue scraps and my white/neutral scraps. 
I just sewed and cut and ironed and used my Dresden wedge ruler. 

 I ended up with this.

I think that I may take these blue and white scraps...

And piece strips on the ends to create a table runner. And these scraps

To piece a backing.
 I need a gift for an upcoming family get together next Sat, and this may fill the bill.

BTW check out this stash!

These are my new Billy bookshelves from IKEA. They were on sale for $99 with the glass doors.  I will put those on after I finish straightening the mess. FYI I used comic boards to create all of these lovely mini bolts.  100 for about $7 or 8 .  Check out my how to here. I need to get another pack because I still have some fabric to fold. 
All the little containers stacked up the middle and off to the side are my scraps and fat quarters.  I still need to sort through and organize them better.  It is delightful to be able to see all the fabric I have. 

 The fabric on the left is my 90's stash.  On the right the top shelf  is my feed sacks, batiks, and repros from the 90's too.  The 2nd and third shelves are mostly new fabrics I have been collecting.  Then my solids including hand dyed. Next to the bottom are baskets I am organizing fat quarters into. The bottom is my Christmas fabrics.  Be looking for my January stash giveaway coming up in a week or so.  I will be choosing some fabric from my blue 90s stash.  I may just coordinate my giveaways to the Rainbow Scrap challenge.
Keep dreaming…Colleen
the orginial lucky duck


scraphappy said...

Way to jump in and use up some blue scraps! Such a fun way to use the Dresden Plate ruler.

Quilting Krazy said...

Great answer to the blue challenge! and I am soooo
jealous of your stash collection and the organization of it. I started reorganizing my sewing area today then a friend called and asked me to go to Hancocks with her. So I had to go!
Happy New Year!

Hands Sew Full said...

How did the comic boards work for you? I am just looking into some organizers by Polar Notions, but maybe.....? I like your scraps bins too, I HAVE to deal with the scraps this year! Happy New Year!

Peach Rainbow said...

Love your shelves :D

Judy said...

Wow!!! I am amazed by all the talented people in this challenge. So many inspirations. I need to get busy.

Connie said...

Love your stash collection! Can't wait to see your finished blue runner.

free indeed said...

Everyone raves about IKEA...wish we had one nearby so I could see what they are all about. I love the fact that your shelves have glass doors...keeps the dust at have a wonderful organized stash looks great!

Barb said...

What a great wall hanging you did with scraps....and your fabric looks where can I find these comic book boards? I know sew fantastic wrote about them but it was a while ago.

Kathy said...

What a fun blue and white project! I love your new storage system. It makes your sewing room look like a quilt shop! It is very inspiring.

Anonymous said...

I love your organizational skills. And the table topper looks really super!