Saturday, April 20, 2013

Scrap Swap Done - No, Just Started

I could not help myself. I had to get started with my scrap swap project. First is a collage of some of the  the fabrics I received- Thank you Karen A.  I think overall most of what I received are in the warm category. I think I am in the cool color category so I had to do some thinking about how to use these new scraps. 

 First, I sorted some to be added to my Color Challenge box (lower left corner). Then I guess I just can not really do "Random" so I pulled out a collection of pinks and turquoise. (lower right corner). These were selected to go with a large
piece of pale pink/turquoise that I wanted to use .





Then the fun part Making Fabric!!  Compare this to a piece that I had make earlier from my own stash. I think I need some brighter/lighter colors in my scrap basket. 
My Fabric Collection


New made fabric from Swap Collection



 And here is where I am going with this. 1/2 square triangles.  A pretty rough layout, but you can get the idea of how the made fabric works with my background.  This should make a cheerful charity quilt.

Now off to the Internet to search for 1/2 square triangle layout ideas. I hope to back soon with more of this done, but I do have a very long to do list so unfortunately it may take a while. I hope everyone else enjoys this as I have.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Girl you've been busy. Love it! I'm going to have to dig into mine tomorrow. Can't wait to get started

Irene said...

Karen -- I tried to resist. What you can't see is that my design wall is 3 layers deep. All which have deadlines! This one will now sadly have to go to the bottom of the pile.

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Beautiful scraps!!! Love them!

Lisa said...

Oh so yummy! Can't wait to see what I receive this week. Hehehe

Sewing In CT said...

i love hst's because there are so many possibilities. I though of doing this but will do something else - can't wait for mine...

Ellie Q said...

Love seeing your swap stash vs. your own stash! Looks great!