Tuesday, September 22, 2015

eating Scraps

so many triangle scraps!

Whew, what a weekend!  I can't believe it's Tuesday afternoon already.  We are waiting to board a plane back home from therapy in Chicago.  I'll be sharing about this trip in Eleni's 7 month update at the end of September.  Meanwhile, let's just say we got to know one of the best children's hospitals in the country... during our stay in Chicago.  Not exactly what we had in mind.

Because we get to stay with a sewing friend in Chicago, I like to prep an easy-to-transport sewing project to sweeten the evening hours.  Before leaving, I pulled out my triangle scraps for the first stage of sewing with Red Pepper Quilt's Pickle Dish Variation.

so many triangle scraps!

Using her paper piecing templates for the spiky triangle portion of the pattern makes this stage very scrap friendly.  And not just any scraps - Triangle Scraps.  Mmmmm, my true scrappy nemesis.  Unlike many patterns that use triangles, this one doesn't create more triangles in the cutting phase.  Score.  I loosely cut around the finished triangle size to prep my scraps, printed out all the papers I'd need for a throw quilt and hoped for the best.

so many triangle scraps!

Here in Chicago, I had the pleasure of using Stephanie's Juki, which happens to be the same machine I use at home.  The automatic thread cutter, which can be activated with the foot petal, is absolutely ideal for paper piecing.  Saves time and thread!  Things actually went along so swimmingly that I had to bum scraps off of Stephanie to keep on sewing.

so many triangle scraps!

Yep, if we hadn't ended up derailed and hospital bound around midnight on Saturday I may have pushed through the entire triangle stage.  On the upside, now I'll have the chance to go home and cut up even more of my triangle scraps.

Scrap eating is good stuff.  Looking forward to working on this more when we arrive home!

8 comments:

  1. I always look forward to your posts, especially those where you use all your little tiny scraps. Today is no exception although I'm sorry to hear you got derailed in Chicago and wound up at the hospital. I hope things are back on track now.

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  2. Ohhhh I have a mountain of scraps. I like your idea here very much.
    Sorry to hear about the hospital visit for Eleni. I hope the new therapy session was successful.
    I am very very thankful for your sewing chum in Chicago. God Bless her♥️ and all of you

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  3. You have the survival skill or creating balance...Good for you!

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  4. There is nothing sour about how these pickles are turning out. :)

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  5. Oh no! I hope things are on their way upward after the long hospital visit. It's got to be hard to do that anytime but while traveling just seems even worse. I hadn't seen that picjle dish pattern; thank you for sharing. I look forward to seeing the update at the end of the month!

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  6. I do love scrappy!
    Sorry about the hospital visit :(

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  7. soy una gran admiradora suya y gracias ustet y su hermosa niña de ojos acules vuelvo a tener ganas de ponerme a trabajar tengo una larga enfermedad pero le doy las gracias me encanta todo lo que hace gracias por tantos tutoriales que nos pone un fuerte abrazo desde Barcelona capital
    españa

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