Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Shubox Scraps Wallhanging Top

When working with fabrics it works quite well to cut up my scraps and place them into designated boxes as I finish with a project. Right now what works is a shubox for two inch pieces, and another shubox for smaller scraps that are ideal for inchies, or making paper pieced Ragged Stars or Hearts, etc. Recently I addressed my two inch strips box, sewed them into long strips, then cut those into 32 inch lengths, cut those into 10.5 inch strips, and now the end result is the enclosed photo.
This top will be a hand quilted wallhanging to donate as a raffle quilt for the local Old Miakka Schoolhouse. The schoolhouse and grounds are being well-maintained through the consistent efforts of a small group of dedicated people. A wheelchair ramp is under construction momentarily. Next will be painting the interior walls and ceiling, as well as the tent termite treatment. I have enough scrap patches to make several more wallhangings of various sizes. And that's after donating about 24 patches to the group at our quilt Guild who makes little quilts for Kidz Quilts. Kidz Quilts are quilts that are donated to terminally ill children in our local hospitals.

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