Friday, April 1, 2011

Scrap swap and a new beginning

I received two out of the three swap packages I am expecting (you sent as many as you wanted  up to five and I sent three.  One of my partners just moved and will be sending hers after she gets settled.).  One of my partners checked out my blog to see what I might need and saw that I was a little short in the pink and tangerine categories for the Bottled Rainbows quilt a long so she kindly sent me those colors of scraps.  So much fun to play with!

Here are some of the pinks:

And all kinds of orange goodies!


This is my second package.  I am not sure what kind of fabric that shiny group is but the colors are beautiful!


Thanks to both of my partners, Kristin and Vicky!

Here is a project I started the other night as I was trying to figure out what to do with my brown bag quilt fabric.  I bought these great fabrics recently and I am trying some wonky curves for the first time.  I do not use any patterns, just cut away with my rotary cutter.  I cut two at a time and then switch the fabrics.  After sewing, I paired up two different blocks, then I made another smaller cut and switched the pieces again.  When I had finished all the pairs, I squared all of them up.  I have made eight so far, but I think I will at least make 8 more.  I may put a narrow sashing of white in to lighten the saturation factor (although I really love these colors!).


We spent the afternoon today buying a bathtub!  Fun, huh?  What did you do today?

I am linking up to Lily's Quilts Fresh Sewing Day and Sarah's Whoop Whoop Party!  Jump over to see what other talented people have been sewing.
Fresh Sewing Day @ Lily's Quilts


  1. I like your free-pieced curve blocks, and the colors are great! Kind of reminds me of a bento box block but curved.

  2. Really pretty blocks, Laura! I've been wanting to try something like this, too, but haven't had the chance yet. It was a great idea for your BBC fabrics!! Whoop whoop!!!

  3. I like the curved blocks. Isn't it fun to get new fabrics!?! Have fun playing with them.

  4. The curved blocks are great! It's fun winging it once in a while:)

  5. That is a nice assortment of color! Funny how we lack certain colors in our stashes. Have fun with your rainbows.


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