Friday, January 22, 2016

RSC16 week 4


In the box of scraps, which my daughter gave me two weeks ago, I found more interesting scraps from the past.  

I've already shown you the Strips that Sizzle blocks, which I finished piecing together. I'm setting it on point and was trying out some background samples. 

I think the earth tones set off the blues and brights nicely and also tie in with the Southwest idea.  Since I don't have enough fabric for a single piece, I shopped online (for a project, not just for fun). At Hancock's of Paducah I found a nice batik on sale, from among their HUGE inventory.  Hoping it will work.  If it is too bright, I could tea die it.

The major content of the box was a sheet design wall from the 1990's, which was my attempt to portray the Red Rock country near Sedona, AZ.  It became too large and lost focus, so I ripped up the sections like the one below.

The labeled strip beside it was from the hem of a JC Penney rosy sheet.  You can see the same fabric near the top and at the bottom of the cliff.

Coincidentally, my granddaughter Sarah has been working on a sewing project for a dramatic skit.  She had to make a bridesmaid dress for herself, with Beth's expert help.  (Beth won a sewing contest at age 14 and made many bridal party dresses, including her own in 1994).  Sarah then had to teach her two friends how to sew their own dresses. So the sewing skills are being passed along.

I was so surprised and pleased to see this sweet photo of Sarah in her dress.

Does the fabric look familiar?  Yes, the three dresses were made out of my two old rosy sheets which came out of the same box.  Coincidence?  Who knows?  I have no recollection, but the proof is in the fabric.
 On Monday I will receive instructions for the second block of the Modern HST Sampler.  That will add to my blue and purple blocks for RSC16.

I link up with RSC16 at soscrappy and Monday Making at Love, Laugh, Quilt.


  1. Always fun to see where the scraps come from.

  2. Nice use of those sheets! Three dresses was a LOT of fabric. Love your strips at the top. Can't wait to see the finished project!

  3. Nice memory-laden scraps! I like the blue and orange strip blocks; have fun finishing that project.

  4. Your sizzlin' strips project looks like a ton of fun! Can't wait to see what happens next.
    Sarah did a great job on her dress. Hurray for passing on the skills!

  5. Congrats! to Sarah on her successful sewing effort and to you on creating an unexpected layout for your Strips That Sizzle quilt.

  6. Hope you are warm and enjoying your sewing and brownies!

  7. your scraps are certainly being put to good use, a talented daughter and now a talented granddaughter, it must be so good to have them share your love of stitching, no one in my family does. The blue and orange work beautifully together, trust the batik does the trick, batiks are on my I want list to add to my fabric stash

  8. Sarah is beautiful in her LOVELY dress! Such a talented family. You are truly blessed. Thank you for sharing pictures.

  9. Sewing is clearly in your family genes. Sarah has done a great job on her dress.

  10. The scraps that just keep giving . . . and skills that are being shared are the best.

  11. Beautiful scraps. And beautiful block!