Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My take-along scraps

As I've packed for trips recently, I've also packed bags o' scraps. It is a comfort to have them along, I can continue to play with fabric and stitch pieces together whenever I get a chance.

I color coordinate the scraps. For the last trip, I took a bag of fall colors. In less than 2 weeks, I had a 27" square piece finished (I am quilting it now). I didn't worry about getting big parts done on the road, I just stitched lots of little pieces together. When I got home, I stitched those sections together by machine (it went faster, which I was ready for at that point).

I spotted a jogger the other morning wearing a tomato red t-shirt and chartreuse shorts. Oooh la la - THOSE are the colors of my next scrap quilt, I decided on the spot. I was shopping that day, I noted those colors are hot at Crate and Barrel (that is their cute holiday dishtowel right).

Those colors are pulled from the scrap box and packed. I'm heading to quilt market in Houston this week. Believe it or not, we plan a craft area in the backseat of the car. If we are crazy enough, we might show you.......
I will try to show you what I see at market, it is always creative nirvana.


  1. love those christmas colors! have fun this week!

  2. Craft area in the backseat sounds awesome! Have scraps, will travel.

  3. Deb,
    Have a great trip and can't wait to see what happens to these beautiful scraps!
    You got me started thinking about my old project that has been sitting in the box since 2003. I pulled it out after seeing your scraps.
    My quilt is not a scrap quilt but can't wait to finish it today.. The top.. Just the top!

  4. oh please show us the mobile craft area! I always just take knitting. Have fun!

  5. delicious colours on a grey English day!