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Friday, November 26, 2010

Skeletons, no not in my closet..........

I hate to admit it but I was way too tired after my company left to do anything.  I went into my studio and looked at the stuff piled on my sewing cabinet.  One of the things was this pile of skeletons.



This skeleton is what is left of the hand dyed squares that I gave to my friend to cut on her Accuquilt Studio cutter.  I can cut the larger chunks at the centers of the sides and use them in crazy piecing.  They are between 3/4" and 7/8" wide.  Or I could just forget about it and give this bag to my friend who likes scraps. 

21 comments:

Eva said...

What an ispiring material! I could imagine this for other purposes than quilts, like weaving or pleating. Maybe something for a kindergarten.

Maria said...

Yep!! I would give them to someone else or dare I say the bin.

Jody said...

it's hard to junk anything with such possibility!

Quilts and Cats said...

I think this is one of those times I would have to pass it on!

Mimi said...

Give them to the friend who likes scraps and be thankful for such friends.

karenfae said...

I think you would need to be really creative to come up with anything to use this for and to really want to come up with an idea! If it was me I would toss.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Gene Black said...

If you have a local friend who will use the scraps by all means pass them on. I see four side pieces as well as the center that could be used if someone doesn't mind piecing small bits. They would be great for scrappy journal covers.

Linda M said...

Interesting shape! If it had fusible on the back, you could fuse it to an off-white piece of fabric and applique it down. Maybe fill in the large spaces with some other applique ... like a four-patch, a house, a wee landscape, etc.

dianen said...

Where are the pictures of the family and you enjoying Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is the time for turkey. Halloween is the time for skeletons! :~D

Char said...

I think you should give them to your friend. If she likes scraps like me she will love that fabric.

dls said...

I vote to share this treasure with your friend. It will free your mind and space in your studio for more fabric. :)

Suzanne Thomsen Newsome said...

I would definitely save it and use it in a fabric paper creation. ;)

Cathi said...

Oooh -- those skeletons look like a lot of fun!! I'd be tempted to somehow fuse them on to a white or cream background and do something with some embroidery in the large spaces! Or maybe fussy cut some florals or novelty prints, so that they would be centred in the 4 largest spaces and come up with a stained-glass type effect.
These are absolutely intriguing!!

HollyM said...

I like the idea of giving them to someone who would use them like perhaps an art class. It would be interesting to see what they would produce.

Ellen in Marylan said...

Here is what you do... separate all those layers. Add any snibblet scraps too small to use and snippets of batting from when you square up a quilt. Make a pillow size bag ** a row about 1/4,1/2 and 3/4 up.. until full and sew closed. Donate to your animal shelter as a dog or cat bed.

** size unimportant. All sizes are welcome. I use ugly cotton poly stuff that someone donated to project linus.. that is just to dowdy for a kid's quilt.

Ellen in Maryland again said...

Adding.. stuff those scraps/snibblets/snippets into that bag and sew the rows as each 1/4 is filled.

Rebel said...

LOL... your "friend" who likes scraps, yeah I have a "friend" like that too - she stores her scraps in my sewing boxes. ;)

QuilterBee said...

Hi Wanda...LOL...you crack me up! Your like me, when to tired to quilt...go stare at scraps or stash-lololol! Sometimes that in itself is enough :o) Those are some pretty skinny scraps girlie, I think you should toss them.

Hope u and your family had a great Thanksgiving yesterday :oD Amie

*karendianne. said...

Oh my gosh that is SO completely neat!!!! Makes me smile with wonderment from deep, deep inside.

Twila Grace said...

The pile of scraps is rather beautiful.

www.welovequilting.com said...

I know a lady that takes her rotary cutter and matt and sits and watches tv and just goes back and forth with her cutter. Saves all the tiny bits and then uses them to stuff pillows and pincushions. She may as well be doing something while she is watching tv plus she is recycling in a way!