Tuesday, January 26, 2010



Do you save up the most pathetically tiny little scrap pieces of fabric? I do. I find that I just can't part with them, I think it's because I'm selling a lot of my toys, the beautiful fabrics just up and leave... and I want to remember them.


So yesterday in a completely unplanned act of madness and obsession, I started sewing the scraps together, and what I have now is a quilt top, about cot size, and it reminds me of all the toys and fabrics I've been using. I also have sore shoulders, eyes that are having trouble focusing, and a kitchen that looks like a bomb hit it, every mug and glass has been used... and my scrap basket is practically empty as opposed to overflowing!

I hope you all have a nice day off, and think about the lovely diversity that is Australia, and about the thousands and thousands of years of complex culture that was already here. (It's 'Australia Day' today for OS peeps!).



gretchen/juneatnoon said...

I think that's a great way to remember projects past, especially with such wonderful fabrics. I've been setting aside any scrap big enough to make a small part of a quilt. I don't know if I'll ever get around to doing anything with it, but I can't part with it either.

CurlyPops said...

I'm guilty of saving all those little scrappy bits too.... I don't know whether I'll ever get the urge to sew them all together, but you just never know!

Nic @ yardage girl said...

What a good idea for scraps - this project came up a treat! Happy Aussie Day to you too! Nic

midge said...

so admire your commitment. i too have an overflowing scrap box that needs to be purged, but i can't imagine committing to such an industrious venture. well done

Gret said...

What a great idea. Lovely. I can never part with scraps either!

Virginia said...

I think that's a wonderful idea!
And happy Australia day!
(screw the cleaning. Inspiration can't wait.)

sandra said...

if I had a patch of these canvases surely would do the same thing to remember you. They are beautiful! In my country there is so beautiful and with so many details. Also you have a great ability to composite. Greetings, Sandra

sandra said...

Another good idea is to line buttons with those scraps and so can remember and use. We must take into account the need to things flow so let the fabrics. I'm starting to do and is very good for energies to flow. Jaja. Is real