Saturday, August 9, 2014

Swirls and Log Cabins

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You may be asking yourself why I am showing a picture of an empty shoe box. The answer is, an empty shoe box means a completed project!

All of my projects, whether WIPs, UFOs, or just at the fabric and pattern stage, go into shoe boxes. When the quilt top is complete, the remnants (unused blocks, leftover fabrics, etc) live in the shoe box until I figure out what to do with them.

This particular box held the leftovers from Anemone. I was debating making a tote bag with them, because after all you can never have too many tote bags. However, this morning I decided to make another scroll frame cover.

This is the pile of leftover blocks. I also had about 2/3 yard of the blue and 2/3 yard of the swirl.

From which I made this:

And backed it with the swirl fabric.

And voila, another scroll frame cover, to protect my Fall Fairy project.

This used up just about everything except the blue fabric, so that will be going back into my stash for a future project.

I still need to make one more cover, so I pulled out my old log cabin triangles:

I have enough materials to make thirty more of these and they are about a third done so I think I'll finish them up and make a cover and maybe a matching tote bag. You know, to tote the project around it. *smirk*

I also worked on my Project 144 from July a little bit. Hoping to get it done in the next week.

Now that I have an empty shoe box, I think I should put something in it, don't you?

Linking up to MOP Monday and Anything Goes 


  1. Great project! It is always good to use up the leftovers from a project to create something so pretty!!!
    Thanks for linking up on my blog at MOP Monday!! :)

  2. This is a terrific way to use the OBW blocks! Your scroll frame will have people oohing and Ahhing even before they see the work underneath!
    Now, to go find your Anemone project, because this, I gotta see Kaelyn!