Desperately trying to reduce my mound of scraps


This is just a sample of some of the scraps of fabric that I have.  These are just the small pieces.  I also have shoeboxes with even smaller pieces of fabric which I just can’t bear to throw away!scrapsI’m not sure why I keep all the fabric scraps that I do but I seem to think that I will find a use for them one day.

I was looking through this wonderful Kaffe Fassett book

Kaffe Fassettand decided to make a quilt using many of the pieces of fabric that I have stored away.

The quilt I decided on was this one.

blocksHe has used tones of browns,blues and creams

blocksbut I thought I could make it using any combination of colours so that is what I am going to do.

This is a version in pastel shades.

pastel shades

I spent yesterday trying to work out combinations of colours as you need to have light, dark and medium colours.

cut outsThese are just some of the cut outs, I need 175 blocks, so far I have cut out 74!

I still have plenty of fabric.

more scrapsHere is  some more of the stash.  The hardest part is working out which fabrics to put together.


8 Comments Add yours

  1. Your collection is so neatly stored and that quilt looks fabulous. I’m sure all that working out of which bits to put where is very good exercise for the brain.

    1. suth2 says:

      Colour combinations is something that I just don’t have the knack for. Some people seem to be able to put the most outrageous colours together and they look fantastic but it doesn’t seem to work for me.

  2. Tamara says:

    Oh boy – you’d love to be where I am right now – travelling in India the week of the festival Diwali – when you’re supposed to buy new Sari’s. The Sari shops and markets are amazing – the fabrics and paterns are to die for. It’s so tempting to purchase the Sari’s just to bring home to use in different sewing projects. I like what you’re doing – good luck!

    1. suth2 says:

      Thank you for your comment. Saris would certainly make beautiful colours in a quilt.

  3. The quilt you chose looks like it will take a while…I didn’t know Kaffe Fassett designed quilts too ( I’m currently working on a KF needlepoint kit).

    An old friend of mine (who quilts) just dragged me to the International Quilt Festival here in Houston. So many amazing works of art! Australia seems to be quite the quilting country, and I fell in love with Japanese quilts and quilters. I was so impressed bought a tiny kit to get my fingers in the water.

    1. suth2 says:

      I first came across Kaffe Fassett with his knitting books – they are amazing. Following that I bought one of his needlepoint books and made the plum cushion. Quilting was obviously the next book I wanted. My daughter gave me V & A Quilts as a present and I made the wedding snowball quilt for my daughter’s thirtieth birthday. This is my second Kaffe quilt book.

      Yes Australia certainly has the quilt bug. I have been to a couple of quilt exhibitions in Melbourne and the quilts are really beyond belief. They are absolutely amazing. There are so many talented people in the world.

  4. cannasue says:

    I love the Kaffe Fassett.
    Made me chuckle…I can’t throw any pieces of fabric away.
    The best thing I ever saw was one made from her children’s clothes that she’d kept as they grew older. What a lovely keep sake.

    1. suth2 says:

      That is a delightful memory bank to have in a comforting form.

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