Wednesday, March 23, 2016


I'm making some progress on sorting, pressing, and refolding the fabrics in my myriad of scrap boxes.  I've plowed through several boxes of reds, blues, corals, pinks, teals, and browns.  Now, I'm working on the yellows and golds.
 And in the process, I've come across lots of fabrics that I thought would benefit from some fussy cutting to make little 4-inch medallions.  See my original post on making these little medallions (here).
 Since I last posted, these 14 medallions have been added to the pile.
I now have a total of 28 -- a good start on a small quilt for when I finish this sorting extravaganza.
I still have so many boxes ahead of me.  Up on the top shelf, I see a box marked 'paisleys and plaids' that I know hasn't been opened for years.  I'm anxious to get it down, as I bet there will be some great fabrics for fussy cutting medallions.  
However, not next week as I must get back to working on photos; my penance for having so much fun playing with fabric!!

I'm joining the following:
Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social Wednesday
Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday
Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday
Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making
Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday
Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday
Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday


Ramona said...

Great idea to reward yourself with making a fun, beautiful block after sorting fabric. It is going to be a gorgeous quilt. And good for you for sorting your photos! Nothing worse then getting a box of photos and having no idea of who is in the photos or where the photos were taken.

a maidenhair fern said...

Wow, that's a lot of scraps. They're all so unique and pretty in their own way. Do you think you will just sew them together? or add sashing?

Jean Belle said...

Your medallions are so pretty! I'm going to have to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

LA Paylor said...

how intriguing... going to follow your link

Kate said...

Love your medallion blocks. What a great motivation to sort through your fabrics.

Sarah Craig said...

You're doing great with your sorting, and those medallion blocks are fabulous! What a great idea, and will become a wonderful quilt! Thanks for linking up for the I May Have a Scrap Problem show-and-tell!

Marrianna said...

I'm late to the party but I'm here. Does that count? What am I saying? I love the little 4" square medallions. Questions: what is "fussy cutting" and what size squares did you cut for the half-square triangles? I know how to do the easy half-square triangles by sewing squares together and cutting appropriately. But I can't tell what size you cut. Would you be willing to share with me the sizes for the half-square triangles and the size of the bordering strips, please? I'm fairly new to quilting even though I've sewn garments and altered garments and made totebags galore. I love the idea of the small medallions.
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