Monday, May 2, 2016

Monday Motivation BLUE!

Welcome Back to Monday Motivation!  This week I am continuing to have fun with the insanely talented Susan on Instagram with scrap busting  ( hashtag #bescrappy).  This week we are tackling the blue scraps!  I decided to use some of my most tiny scraps to create a Maple Leaf pincushion!

It measures a wee 2.5 inches as a block and the center square is only 1inch.

I cannot be without my favorite tools for piecing especially for smaller work.  I love the ByAnnie's Stiletto and Pressing Tool .  The Stiletto helps with running the pieces through the machine ( be careful and go slow) and also with pressing by holding down the fabric so you do not burn your fingers.  This tool is really a a great investment and a must have!  I also use Aurifil 50wt thread for more accurate seams and flatter blocks. It is thin but strong two ply thread created to practically melt into your fabric. And of glasses!  I would sew nothing if I did not have those ;o)  

And finally...WOOT WOOT! Check out  my progress from last week!  For this quilt, I created a quick and easy free tutorial for making this beautiful block.  Love fast quilts! Don't you? I made quite a bit of progress before going back to painting and am looking forward to finishing this lovely quilt that will be 35x35. I perfect floor quilt for a baby or a nice small picnic quilt!

Hope you will get motivated to start sewing up your scraps and join us on Instagram adding the hashtag #bescrappy to share what you are doing :o) Every week we will be trying to whittle down another color pile to attack those scraps! 

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1 comment:

margaret said...

such tiny pieces in the pin cushion think I will have a go at a random scrap one too

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