Friday, January 17, 2014

Free Spirit True Colors + Busting Your Scraps

I've been making string blocks with my scraps. Right now my sewing table is covered with them. With January comes all that motivation to get organized, so if you're looking for ways to tame all those out of control scraps, I'm sharing 12 ways to bust your scraps over at the We All Sew Blog.


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In other inspiration, are you familiar with the True Colors collections from Free Spirit fabrics? These are collections of gorgeous blenders in saturated colors from four of Free Spirit's popular designers: Joel Dewberry, Heather Bailey, Anna Maria Horner, and Jenean Morrison
These saturated collections are so versatile and great for stash building. Starting next week, watch for a bunch of inspiration using these True Color collections.
Free Spirit recently sent me a bundle of Jenean Morrison's True Colors bundle and I'm having a fun time planning something with these colors. Hint: You know I'm a sucker for classic primary colors in color spectrum order. (They also sent me a bunch to share, so be sure to come back!)
Free Spirit, in connection with Coats and Clark, will be hosting a blog tour. You can visit these blogs to see lots of color inspiration as well as chances to win a lot of pretty fabric!

1/20Sew4Home
1/21Stitchery Dickory Dock
1/22I’m A Ginger Monkey
1/23The Sewing Loft
1/24Ellison Lane
1/27Dairy of A Quilter
1/28Material Obsession
1/29Craftsanity
1/30Stitched in Color
1/31Craft Buds
2/3Jay Bird Quilts
2/4Melissa Peda

14 comments:

June D said...

Great ideas for using scraps - thanks! Page book marked..!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Amy -- your blog is a feast for the eyes today. Such beautiful colors. I LOVE scrap quilts and I loved reading your scrap busting tips!

Heather said...

I loved reading all of your scrap busing tips. That pillow is quite beautiful, and Red Pepper Quilts always seems to use up scraps in a wonderful way. Thanks for sharing!

Lynn said...

I am loving rainbow colors lately and havechosen them for my dear jane I'm about to delve into!

diane said...

I have the hardest time keeping my scraps and actually using them. Thanks for the great ideas

amy smart said...

I'm the opposite - I tend to hold on to them way too long, and still not use them. I'm trying to do better about letting them go and not feeling guilty if I don't use them! :)

amy smart said...

Thanks Heather! I agree - Rita from RPQ does amazing things with fabric!

Katy Cameron said...

Love the colours of both the scraps and the new fabric!

Tamie said...

I"m really loving this True Colors line by all the designers. I can't wait to get some.

Olga Cabello said...

Guau!!! a lot of godd ideas.

Kisses.

Olga

mascanlon said...

Such happy prints! I have collected a couple of them already, off to find this beauty too.

Maggie said...

I have so many scraps. Not only do I have my own but my mums too! I'm checking out that link. Thanks xx

Michele said...

I've got that True Colors bundle but I have yet to figure out what to do with it. I'm just enjoying looking at all the pretty colors at the moment.

Mel Hayes said...

Not only great colors but lovely prints! I love your quilt blocks Amy. I'll be checking the other links in search of more ideas, thanks for including them. melbahayes@yahoo.com