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This last weekend, I took a short little break from the Union Jacks..to play with these.
These aren't the scraps I inherited when she passed away, these are some scraps she gave me a few years ago, b/c she was going to throw them out.
They were all bunched up in a trash bag, and had been in a trunk in her sewing (catch-all) room for who knows how many years. Some even belonged to her mother or other relatives.
When I brought them home, I had to wet them and iron them like crazy to get them unfurled. It was nuts, but it was so worth it. I found lots of treasures. They have been in gallon zip-loc bags since then.. I'm so glad I let them come out to play. I had picked up five yards of this perfect vintage-y green a while back at my local craft shop for next to nothing, sale+coupon and all that. I thought maybe I could do something with it and these scraps.
In case I ever second guessed whether I chose the *right* color of green for the background for these scraps, I found a scrap of solid in one of the bags in a near-identical color. :)
Here is another one..orange and aqua.. swoon.
So I'm thinking (obviously my quilter's A.D.D. has kicked in as I'm dreaming of starting more projects) that I'd like to eventually maybe make a modern-y, vintage-y, bookshelf-y quilt out of some of the scraps.. "Granny's Bookcase" maybe..
But for now, I'll just have fun cutting them into strips, when I need a break from sewing other projects. I treasure these scraps that connect me to the bond I had with my grandmother. :)
Oh, and I found a couple of fun things last week to hang in my sewing space..
Now I just want to hang out in there all the time. :) And play! And that's a good thing.. b/c I am joining in the 100 day hustle over @ Kelsey Sews. Click over to read all about it. Or click on the button in my sidebar. You have until Tuesday evening to enter.
Some things I'd like to get done in the next 100 days..
1. Swoon Binding
2. Jack Attack QAL finish
3. Label for Triangle Massacre
4. Lose 5 lbs. Does that count? Maybe I'd better stick to sewing.
5. Get background fabric cut out for Impromptu quilt.
6. Cut some more strips out of the above scraps.
Now, it's back to Union Jack #3 for the Jack Attack tomorrow!
*linking up with fabric tuesday and tuesday treasures and freemotion by the river and WIP Wednesday*
I have fabric from both my Grandma and Great Grandma and I love to mix them in when I'm making baby quilts for other people. It makes my heart smile to know a baby will be loved in part by fabric that my Grandmas touched. Enjoy playing with these scraps!!
I'm so glad I read this. I love that you have these scraps from your grandmother, what a lovely thing! they all look like awesome fabrics, and yes I'd agree that the one looks like vintage 1930's. and those dots! how incredible. love what you picked up for the sewing room and good luck with the hustle!