Greetings friends! Well I'm a little fried today so I thought I would just post some photos of the vintage scrap fabric I'm attempting to use up. I was given most of the fabric by friends who had quilting relatives that passed years ago. I've just been hanging on to it and I need to do something.
There's quite a few patches of mid-century fabric. I like the one below. For whatever reason it reminds me of the "Big Eyes" paintings of children that were so popular in the late 60s and 70s. I don't like the paintings but I like this aqua print:
There were a lot of 4 inch patches cut. I'm using these up now to make 4-patches with leftover white backing fabric scraps that I never threw out. I've made pretty made four patches but still have this pile left. I think the top fabric is from the 1960s.
I wasn't even sure what I would do with these blocks but today Diann at Little Penguin Quilts has a photo of a four patch quilt she's working on and it inspired me to consider using a solid alternating patch. Not sure what color yet since there is a wide variety of fabrics.
Whatever tops I do make, I'll call "Deep Scrap Bags" and number them 1, 2, etc. There's even a few pieces of home decorative fabric from the 60s and 70s. I love this brown fabric but only have two scraps of it.
My sewing room is in utter chaos with all these scraps arranged everywhere and I haven't even gotten to the big suitcase of yardage that was given to me:
Well one step at a time. I'm sure to tire of this and it's possible I won't tackle the yardage for a while.
Tomorrow is Flower Friday and if you have any photos to share, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Have a safe and happy day!