Tuesday, April 25, 2017

New Cotton + Steel Scraps Wanted


Cotton + Steel fabrics were first launched in the Fall of 2014 and the first bundle I purchased was Rashida Coleman Hale's Moonlit.  Soon afterwards, yardage was purchased to make the three quilts on the top row and then the mint green Tokyo Train Ride for a baby quilt.  Since then, scraps from my initial and subsequent purchases of Cotton + Steel fabrics have been used on many of my scrap quilts and have even traveled across the Pacific to Susan Snooks of Patchwork and Play whom I have given some of my leftover blocks and scraps.   Susan made such marvelous use of them with her Dreamcatcher and Stacks quilts you can see them by clicking on this link.  


It seems like the Cotton + Steel scraps are never ending and there is always have a project involving these scraps. For 2017, I'm making a quilt based on Moda Bakeshop's Sugar Pop 'n Change quilt which  I thought would make a pretty good dent with these scraps, so time was spent die-cutting hundreds of  2"x 3.5" rectangles.  Last week while I was being indecisive on what I wanted to sew, I decided to finally sew the rectangles together to make 3.5" x 15.5" panels which reminded me of lasagna noodles, leftover lasagna noodles.  While grouping these panels to make 15" finished blocks, I came to the realization that I was tired of seeing some of these fabrics and I was momentarily concerned that I was falling out of love with Cotton + Steel fabrics but I'm not.  I'm just thinking that I've made enough quilts from these scraps and this would be the last quilt I make using these old scraps.  It's time to start using some of the many new fat quarters in my stash so I can have some new scraps.  As much as I love using up my scraps, there is a time when you know when you've done enough with them.

Linking up with:  Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework: Oh Scrap

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  1. Years from now those C&S scraps will be little treasures! Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

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    1. Thanks Cynthia. I'll keep that thought in mind when I do a round-up of these scraps after this project.

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  2. Sometimes we do tire of using the scraps left behind. I do find myself falling back in love, after I finish the project.

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    1. Thanks Kathleen. I'll admit when I was laying the panels down with the sashing, I said to myself this is going to be fun to make. Hopefully I can sew these blocks up this week.

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  3. Those strips are really pretty and fun. I don't have any C&S fabric; I'm hoping to remedy that in the next couple of days! Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks Wendy. There's a lot of C+S fabric out there; unfortunately the best deal was when Craftsy had fat quarter boxes on clearance and they're all gone, I just checked. I belong to Pink Castles Fat Quarters of the Month Club and it's a nice way to get a variety of C+S prints.

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  4. I don't have any C&S scraps, but maybe in the future. I have worked on a number of scrap quilts lately, and I'm with you in that my next quilt I will definitely be creating new scraps. Oh, and you've done such a lovely job with those C&S fabrics. I'll have to check them out in greater detail soon.

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