Since my sewing time is limited to an ever-shrinking nap time, I need to have a project ready to go as soon as I put the baby in the crib. And when I don't have a plan, I tend to waste those precious moments deciding what to do. And to make it even worse, my fabric stash is running very low right now so I can't even start many of the projects on my list - What to do, what to do?!? Well, what I did was dump my box of scraps out on the ironing board looking for inspiration. Nothing immediately came to mind so I decided to just start sewing. And this is what happened:
And then this:
I added some turquoise/aqua-y quilting and binding (attached to back first and then sewn down with a zig zag to the top - which is my favorite machine stitched binding method so far) and got this:
The "Improv Corner Quilt."
Sadly, I also had a lot of this:
I've used dark solids before and haven't had a lint issue but with this quilt - Wow! I don't even have a lint brush so I had to use masking tape to remove the lint before taking the photos. I'll see what happens after I wash it - any suggestions?
In other quilty news, I did start making granny squares this week. My first two squares turned out less than stellar so I sewed them into a zip pouch instead and I'll start again when my kona yardage comes in the mail.
And, lastly, I used some of the leftover charms from the City Weekend pack I used to make this quilt and made up this quick bag. I used the bright thread to quilt this as well - it looks so much more subdued here, don't you think?
On the list for this week:
1. Writing a project list!
2. Using the rest of the squares from my Little Apples Doll Quilt to make a pillow and a bag.
3. Trying again with the Granny Square Quilt (when the Kona arrives).
4. Finally trying HSTs.
Linking up to JAQS Studios - Made by Me Wednesday, Sew Much Ado - We did it! Wednesday, Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story, and WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.