After making two quilts last year my fabric scraps box was looking a little full. I was obviously very influenced by all the scrap quilts I’ve seen on blogs and pinterest so I ended up keeping everything…..even some bits that are so tiny I have to ask myself what on earth I thought I could use that scrap for. Mhhhh…. it seems I have hoarding some tendencies.
But I am trying to work my way through some of those scraps while making these 15 sewing projects this year. While, at the same time, also trying to improve my accuracy at piecing together sewing blocks. I picked up a ¼ inch piecing foot for my machine that’s been helping (it was a sound $5 investment). I’m still not there 100% but over the weekend I made some good progress.
I made a bunch of 2.5 inch squares from leftover fabric from the rainbow quilt and I’ve been slowly piecing them together, taking time to match up the seams. It’s slow going but I’m making progress and actually turning out some good-looking squares. This is leaps and bounds better than what I was able to manage last year.
If I get enough decent looking blocks I plan on turning it into a sewing machine cover. I’m excited to see how this turns out and as always learning yet again how being even slightly off in sewing makes such a big difference overall.