Today and hopefully every Sunday for a while, I'm joining in with Kim as she is launching a Scrap Basket Sunday sew-along. She blogged that her scrap basket was getting a bit out of hand and so she wanted to make some scrappy quilts and has invited anyone else to join in. It is never too late, either! Just blog about your scrappy projects on Sunday and visit her and link up. Easy.
She is planning to work on a project from this book:
(Edited: Whoops, I can't seem to remember book titles too well. Kim is using Simple Grace by Kim Diehl, not Simple Charm)
I have this book too, and while I think I got it last fall, I still have yet to make a project out of it, even though it is full of fun things. Out in Blogland, I kept seeing quilts from this book that I didn't remember. Finally, I had an "ah ha" moment and realized it wasn't the book Simple Charm by Kim Diehl that they were mentioning, it was this book, Simply Charming, by Tara Lynn Darr. Once I had that figured out, I got it, too.
As for scraps, I do have some, but not really that many. This is my scrap drawer.
I also have this drawer above the scrap one:
I will also confess that I have plastic bins full of strips. These I do move with me, and I guess that they are also "scraps." I have 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1 3/4, 2, and 2 1/2 inch strips. So all in all, I do have a good amount of pieces to get going with, if I don't have the huge supply that others do.
I thumbed through the book and decided on my first pattern. It is shown in blue and cream, but I wanted to do it in red and cream, and it was easily made in an afternoon.
I think I'm going to love these Scrap Basket Sundays! I get to "find" cute quilts "hiding" in my scraps! What can you make with yours?
Have a great day,