Trimming Up

A blog reader sent me a wonderful package of goodies a long time ago…They have been sitting in the laundry room waiting for some inspiration.  I’ve not been motivated enough to do anything with them.  I finally pulled them out and gave them the attention they need.

I know most of you are thinking…”wonderful package of goodies”  WHAT??  It’s small scrap!!

Well for me, this is a wonderful package of goodies.  I have it in my mind to make a quilt with mostly Kaffe Fassett fabric.  BUT, remember I’m still on a fabric diet.  I am on that diet more than ever now.  I’m watching my pennies  more closely.

So how do I get a Kaffe quilt and not buy fabric?  Well from gifts like this.  I knew the best use of the fabric would be something scrappy….something with triangles.  But it would likely need to be wonky triangles as it would be hard to make them the same sizes.

So…this was my plan.  I cut a 1 1/2″ strip off then cut triangles.

I cut some but then an idea came to me….and I ended up cutting all triangles.  This was my left overs.  But then I discovered I could cut even more from the scraps…

In the scrap pile I would find these….would they be big enough for my idea???  What do you think??YES!!  I ended up going through the scraps of the scraps and cut even more triangles.

If you haven’t guessed, my idea is to make Wild and Goosey from Bonnie Hunter’s Addicted to Scraps book.  All of the printed triangles will be Kaffe fabrics.

It’s the perfect way to use up these little leftovers and make the most of the fabric.  I’m THRILLED.  I have no idea when I’ll get to it.  For now, I’m in the collection stage.  I know I have more Kaffe fabrics in the sewing room that I got from a GREAT thrift store day and I have scrap from Connie that I haven’t gotten to.  We’ll see how far this much takes me and if needed, I’ll cut into them.

For now, I’m doing the happy dance.  Even if I’m not actively sewing a project, it is great to dream and prep.  Someday will come before I know it and I’ll be sitting at a machine sewing these up.  Then I’ll be thrilled that I got a lot of the cutting already done.

13 thoughts on “Trimming Up”

  1. Elizabeth V K

    What a wonderful plan and use for the little scraps. That quilt may take a while but will be worth the wait and work.

  2. Mary Ann Harpe

    I have some Kaffe Fassett scraps. I won a fat quarter bundle from Meg Cox and made a quilt with them but I know I have leftovers. If you want, I can stash dive and look for them for you. Mary Ann Harpe

  3. It will be a perfect quilt for all those bold prints and colors. Isn’t is wonderful to get a real treasure in the mail instead of bills? I look forward to seeing it when you are ready.

  4. I definitely would have gone with your first trimming plan. Cutting off the 1.5″ strip and then the triangles makes the most sense (to me.) I’m SEW glad that you found a plan for these beautiful scraps!

  5. Stearns Carol

    You are a scrapper after my own heart! I just can’t bear to throw anything out that is a usable size! I’m glad you are getting back into sewing!

  6. I have been working on the Wild and Goosey for 2 years now. I just make a few at a time. It’s my lifetime quilt it think. Can’t wait to see yours finished.

  7. Looking on Pinterest at the different quilts that Bonnie’s has inspired was really amazing. It is one quilt where I really love all of the versions and can’t wait to see yours!

  8. Just like me, I use the whole scrap, cutting every inch of it, and when I have little bits, I save them to stuff a pillow for throwing on the floor for the Great grand kids to play on. Usually it is a biggggggggg pillow. My grandmother said to never throw away fabric. Grandmother I listened well to you. I’m so happy you are back in the sewing room. Have fun.

  9. Tickled pink that you are making your way back into the land of quilt making! Your such an inspiration to me and I love watching as your quilts come to life. Continued prays for y’all.

  10. what’s that saying about great minds? I’ve had a bunch of Wild & Goosey foundation papers sitting around and just last week I found a baggie of Kaffe Fasset scraps and started the same thing. Only, i recently saw Wild & Goosey done with a Storm at Sea sashing…..swoon. So I’m thinking I’m going to try that. And as for Kaffe, I have a LOT — I will have to put some scraps aside for you.

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