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 course...my 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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