Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Where do I Begin?




Yes,  I am Jantine from the Netherlands again. I know, it has been a while.
I have been a member for quite a while and honestly, I really don't have a clue what to tell you about. I feel like I have told everything in my previous posts. Let me first tell you I do have my own web log called Urban Style, which is both in Dutch and English.
I think I will just tell you a little about having to move my sewing room since it will be my youngest sons bedroom. So I will get his room, which has less square meters, but I think about the same amount of wall meters. Which is very good as I have a lot of stuff ;-). I haven't braved to take a centimeter and check. Imagine it is less... What will I do? Leave some stuff behind in Davids room? Mmm, I might with one or two big boxes with polar fleece and stuff like that, but for the rest... Better just take it with me!
So the last weeks found me sewing and cutting to reorganize a lot of stuff. I made about 5 draw string bags with all the strips I have in boxes... I wrote about those here. I can tell there is not much red or blue left, time for another color theme...
Bonnies mysterie
So I started with Bonnies mystery Roll roll, cotton boll, to get rid of a lot of my DH shirts, mainly light blue, which I will use instead of neutrals.
In between those projects I sewed a few more blocks for my leader-ender quilt.
leader/ender project
I found a few projects that were in several boxes and put them together. I started cutting into my flannel for a rag time quilt and in the mean time I am cutting all my scraps into manageable sizes like 3,5, 2,5, 2, 1,5 and 1 inch strips and squares. For about the last three or four projects I just put all my left overs in a box, so there is a lot to sort. I already folded all the FQ´s and bigger pieces.
log cabins made from 1 inch strips

Yep you read it right,1 inch, since I am still sewing log cabins with those! I think I showed them before, but I can´t find the post back so soon, it was about chain piecing log cabins. I already have about 140 blocks finished now, but I think I will be needing about 400.
Just now I am gone again, organizing my scraps and catch some sleep!

Thanks for inviting me back Madame Samm and to all those who are here today, thanks for your comments, I always like to read what you liked.

15 comments:

  1. Jantine - love your little bags. I'm a Bonnie Hunter fan too, so nice to see someone else's use of her patterns and scrap storage/cutting system. I have a lot of 1" strips and may just have to try those sweet log cabin blocks. It has been some time since I visited your site, so took the time to browse. Thank you for your post - it was nice to revisit .

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  2. Oh I love those tiny log cabin blocks. I have a UFO in 1 1/2" strips...I thought that was small!

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  3. |I love your leader-ender quilt. I can not even imagine working with 1" squares though!

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  4. Good Morning Jantine...yes you are finally here, hello...and can we talk about your bags...gosh these are handy, great way to use up the scraps...AND those 1 inch long cabin strips for squares..oh my you need 400 I was upset when making my orange quilt and it called for 100 blocks..I raise my cup to Jantine, for a lovely post...

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  5. Those little drawstring bags are such a great way to use up your scraps. Love these. They would make great little gift bags, that can be used over and over again. Your leaders and enders project looks wonderful. I have to try to make one of those. Gorgeous!! Those log cabin blocks are so gorgeous!!! Totally my style. Wow! You need to make 400. You are definitely commited. LOL!!! But don't you love projects where you can use the smallest scraps!!! Thanks for the wonderful post. Hugs Ariane

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  6. Love your baby log cabins - I am doing a black and white with 1.5" squares for my son and wife - that does take a minute:) Keep us up on your progress, would love to see a picture as you progress.

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  7. I love the log cabin blocks made form 1" strips, it will make a stunning scrappy quilt. Cute bags too.

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  8. Thanks for sharing your projects, I love scrap blocks - and the smaller the better!

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  9. Great job again, Jantine!!! One question: on your log cabin blocks, are the center squares cut to 2-1/2" to start or 2"? I'm thinking 2-1/2" squares. Now I'm going to have to try it and see!!! lol!

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  10. Love your little bags, I often make up bags to wrap gifts in but use just a large piece of the fabric. Using the strips is more interesting and will use up my giant stash of scraps. Thanks for the idea.

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  11. Wow, 1" strip log cabin blocks. Those are amazing and super cute!!

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  12. Nice blog entry! The 1" strip log cabin blocks are cute. What is the size of the center block? Two inch square? Maybe your finished blocks are 5 or 5 1/2 inch square? Since reading Stash Manicure, I've stopped throwing away my small scraps!

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  13. Jantine I am fascinated by your leader/ender project. I'm working on some of those myself now but don't have nearly enough to do this project yet. I love the way you set them together! blessings, marlene

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  14. Thanks for the post. The Log Cabin is my favorite block. It's perfect for scraps!

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  15. Hi Vicki, clever you are, I like the heel and toe part. I looked at it twice and then "why did I not think of that". This how to is very good and I thank you for taking the time to show us all. The best part about Stash Manicure is meeting you wonderful quilters. huggs Martha

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