Saturday, November 3, 2012

Scrappy Fun is now Swap Soup

 I'm back to my sewing machine after three days without power. It's nice to be creating again!

I joined Threadbias recently and immediately joined a UFO group. One of the projects I hope to finish was originally titled Scrappy Fun. I was hoping to use up stacks of random swap blocks from several different swaps.

The project was on hold temporarily while I waited for round 2 of the siggy swap blocks to come home. They arrived this week and I started playing!

Last night, I had this arrangement. 

After adding borders to each paper pieced block, I now have this! And a new name:
Swap Soup!

Blocks included (center out):
Teeny Weeny Paper Piecing Bee (3 months)
Basket Weave string blocks (Bonnie Hunter workshop- not swaps)

This will get four (count 'em, 4!) items off my WIP list. Woohoo!!

I love how this is coming together! I'm compiling a list of all the quilters who made blocks for the label. Unfortunately, the TWPP group has been taken down from Flickr, and not everyone labeled their string blocks.

I just remembered that I have a box full of hourglass blocks that I made from polka dot charms that I swapped for. I wonder if there are enough to go all the way around the outside border.  Hmmm...


Jackie's Stitches said...

I love the idea of putting all the blocks together! It's going to be a very special quilt.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I really love your layout! So many pretty blocks to admire and a great way to use up what you have.