Sunday, April 20, 2008

Scrap system, etc.

I have been reading in many blogs and have also checked out Bonnie's Quiltville's Quips & Snips regarding the scrap system. So I decided I need to get organized with my scraps and I bought some baskets at JoAnn's for 50% off yesterday. I have some room under my sewing table and I plan to stick these under the table and maybe with velcro I can hang a couple on the side. I need to go through all my drawers, shelves & tubs where I have stashed the scraps in a haphazard way , then cut & sort. I did this once, but put them all in the same drawer, which isn't very helpful. I'm not sure when I will do this sorting. :-)This is another charity quilt made from BOMs from my quilt guild meeting. We all will make one or two or more blocks and then will draw to see who wins them. They don't necessarily "go" together for a quilt, but it's kind of cute, so as soon as I can get it sandwiched, I will quilt it and donate it. This is an easy block and it makes a star in the center as well as a star at the corner of each joined blocks. I don't know the name of it.
At our last meeting, which was Monday, we had a trash to treasure sale and I bought two books for $1 each! One is "Frayed-Edge Fun" by That Patchwork Place (I plan to make one some day), and the second is "The Quilter's Legacy" by Jennifer Chiaverini. I have read a few of her books and didn't realize she had written as many as she has. So I will have to read all the ones I haven't read yet.

The other book I ordered from Amazon.Com. It is "Flying High: The Airplane in Quilts." It is written by Ragi Marino, a member of my guild. Since two of my sons are pilots, I decided I need to think about making an airplane quilt some day. This book will help me decide what I want to do.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

7 comments:

Quilt Memories said...

Good to see your blog, also looks like you have your work cut out for you! I have been working some on my GGS quilt, have appliqued part of his name already and also the bear. I am looking forward to getting to work on it some more, but tomorrow morning we leave for Memphis, Tenn. So will have to see what lies ahead, hopefully lots of quilting! I like the quilt you showed also, when you get that all put together some one will be very happy. Take care, J

Dawn said...

Love your new organizing stuff! And your charity quilt is so adorable--I enlarged the pic--and WOW! The colors seem to just pop next to the white!

Laura said...

I have been bitten by the organzing bug also. I am headed over to Amazon to check the Airplane book out. It sounds interesting.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Any scrap system is successful if you use it. I love scrap quilts.

Elaine Adair said...

My first visit to YOUR blog - thanks for a lovely time. I'll be back!

Janet said...

Just keep talking to me here,B/c, I have no blog and when I click on your "email" my computer defaults. The offer of the fabric still stands if you should need it!

Ellen said...

Gladys, I was so excited to see you are a quilter. Its been years since we talked but just wanted you to know I love to quilt to. I'm lucky enough to be able to teach at our quilt shop. I started in 1988 and have seen so many changes. Great new tools etc. I loved to see your quilts they are beautiful. Becky sent me your blog. I don't have one but just want to say hi Wish you were closer to share some fabric with you. Many patterns that just haven't had time to do. Hope to hear from you. Ellen