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.