Saturday, February 5, 2011

Red Scraps for February Sewing

This week hasn't had too much free time in it, so I have only located and started to iron my red scraps.  I'll be getting ready for a new month of scrap sewing and I'll be trying to use up my red leftovers.


For some reason, I feel very well prepared for a scrappy month of RED projects!!!

I think it is because I have been collecting red fabrics for a long, long time.  I've always liked red and white quilts, especially redwork embroidery ones.  When we are on a trip I usually bring back a shopping bag of red and white prints.  Some day I hope to make a redwork quilt.   

For almost a year now, I've had a plan to get a white wicker patio set and it just happens to come with red and white cushions.  I think this spring I should actually purchase it instead of dream about it.  I am sure I will need some table pieces and a throw or two to go with the settee.  Perhaps I should even get the rocking chair and that might need a throw pillow!

Getting back to the ironing.  Many of these scraps came from my biggest box of oddly shaped scraps.  You know, the one where you throw any old pieces that you cannot seem to throw out.  These kinds make the best crazy patches, because they are already so chopped up.  I like using any of the strip ones for the string quilting and the bits and pieces for crumb style blocks. 

I must get busy sewing now.  To check out what other sewers are doing with their red scraps hop on over to Soscrapy's "Scrap Happy" blog and visit the other blogs to see what they have already done with the red theme

13 comments:

Cattinka said...

Oh boy, you really do have a lot of red scraps. Have fun with making them into something beautiful.
KATRIN W.

Logopaedchen/Kirsten said...

Oh so many beautiful red scraps...can´t wait to see what you magically sew out of them.

Scrap - Happy Quilter (Ila) said...

Lol, well you are sure seeing Red today, lots of beautiful red fabrics that is! Can't wait to see what you make them. Happy sewing, and that's what I need to get busy doing also.

Just One More Thing said...

Can't wait to see what you do with all those lovely fabrics!!

Connie said...

Wow! Love your collection of red scraps! I think red and white cushions would be neat!

Terriaw said...

Great color to be playing with this time of year! I'm afraid my scraps are probably all wrinkled and crumpled too, since I throw them into a plastic bin like you. Have fun with the red theme!

Scrappy quilter said...

You have some wonderful red material there. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Ellen said...

Wow...you have lots to choose from and lots of good ideas on how to use them!

Angelcat said...

Looks like you have a wonderful selection of red scraps to choose from. looking forward to seeing your red projects come to life in the coming weeks

LuAnn said...

I liked that little dream sequence there where you were on the patio with the white wicker. I was right there with you looking at the red and white table topper and the throw on the settee. You have some pretty fabrics there. Looks like you have been collecting for quite awhile.

desertskyquilts said...

Oh, yes, you are very prepared for this color!

Quilter Kathy said...

What great photos of all your red scraps....just makes me feel like sewing!

blauraute said...

Wonderful red fabrics. I think you don't miss any red scraps to do a great quilt.
Have a nice week
Roswitha