Greetings, friends! Life is so weird right now! I hope this issue of The Scrap Basket finds you safe and well. I'm finding that everything feels just a little off. Even the good - which there is certainly alot of - has a tinge of the tentative to it. But we are all carrying on the best we can, and while I started in on a new issue of the newsletter, I found I didn't really feel comfortable reaching out to get permissions during this time. Everyone is juggling so much, right? So this issue won't have its normal round-up, but there is still SO much to share. And if somehow you aren't seeing enough quilty inspiration, check out #IGQuiltFest2020 or #NationalQuiltingDay on Instagram. I'm sure you'll find some there!
After finishing several long-term
wips in the new year, I was really starved for some improv. I participated in Nicholas/
[quiltsfromtheattic]'s Improv Triangle Sewalong, which was so fun [and I made THIS]. Then I flipped through Inspiring Improv again and decided I just had to try the improv rings technique, which was equally enjoyable, and I made Round and Round. You may have noticed on Instagram that the Kintsugi technique was next, and there's at least one more I plan to try.
So you may have seen that my hubby and I have been trying Canvas Corners on the backs of my larger quilts for quilt photos. It's been working really well! Here's a little tutorial, and personally, I think it worked best when I actually machine-basted the corners on the quilt in coordinating thread (vs. pinning them on). Let me know if you give them a try!
GOTTA LOVE IT!
Truth is, I love everything from SOTAK Handmade. She's just got a style and way with fabric that produces a beautiful finish every time. But what drew me in as I read about her recent Devon Pouch, was that Svetlana used oilskin for the exterior, and just seeing hers made me want to try this substrate I've never used before. And yes I ordered some straightaway.
So during this time of stay-at-home, I hope you're getting the chance to try a little something new, whether it's a substrate, a new pattern, or whatever. It's good for the creative soul, don't you think? Let me know what you're trying!