Then I pulled out the fat quarter bundle of Sweet as Honey that I won from Linda at The Road to Oklahoma in her January giveaway, because I have an idea for something I want to make out of those lovely fabrics.
Such pretty, sunny colors! To start with, I want to make a spring table runner for my dining room table out of these. So far, I've cut a 5 inch wide strip out of each of the 6 fabrics, cut 5 inch squares from the
strips, and combined each square with a charm square of Kona Snow to make 4 1/2 inch HSTs. This requires lots of trimming, so I'm still working on that! It appears I might have enough HSTs for two table runners!
I've also continued to work on my scrap Organizing project and now my big brown scrap bin is all cleaned out, with the scraps sorted into different color tubs. Yay! That was very satisfying, but also got my brain going on what I could do with all of the skinniest of strings. Any ideas? I might have at least one idea that I am mulling over!
That, of course, leads to realizing just how much more cleaning and organizing there is to do, but instead of cleaning, I picked up the collection of Tula Pink Prince Charming scraps that Cynthia shared with me and got started with another idea I had this week.
I took a few of the largest pieces (plus a scrap of Kona Navy) and sewed them onto a piece of batting using "quilt as you go." This will be the outside of a new tote bag that I decided to make for myself. I really love this fabric, and it will be fun to have something I can use all the time made out of it. I'm still working on quilting the outside piece that I've made so far, and then as son as I find a coordinating lining fabric and some straps for it, I'll be able to finish my new tote bag right up!
Actually, it was a fun week, with all these different projects going on. I guess I'll never run out of things to do!
If you are looking for more fun, scrappy ideas, head on over to Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework, where I'll be joining the party!