At the International Quilt Market a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Rana Heredia. She is the author of Simply Strings, a fabulous new book geared towards using up scraps.
I was quite taken with her book because, well, the scraps seem to be never ending around here. So using them up is a concept I can get behind!
I like to keep my scraps in jars, as many of you know. I divide them up by color into 6 different jars. The colors I use the most are in these large jars. I also have 3 smaller jars just like them with yellows and oranges, blacks and greys, and browns.
I like many of the projects in Simply Strings. There are a few that I could see myself making, such as this one (below) called, Organic. I've been itching to do a bit of improve piecing (since I've never really done it before). I think this pattern is perfect for that, yet there is still some order to the overall pattern.
Twinkle Toes is another one of the projects that I've got my eye on. I'm thinking I may have to make this with bright scraps for the stars and low volume scraps (pieced in the same manner) for the background. Wouldn't that be cute?!?
These look really fun. I think the patterns in Simply Strings are a great way to empty out some of my jars - and make room for more scraps! 'Cause you know there will be more - LOL!
Rana was so kind to GIVE me not one, but two copies of Simply Strings and I would looove to give one away to one of you, my quilty friends!
So let's do a giveaway okay? Leave a comment below telling me how you organize your scraps and I'll pick a winner later this week.
You can stop by Rana's website, Sewn Into The Fabric, to see more photos from her book or to purchase your own copy of Simply Strings.
Also, be sure to stop by April Rosenthal's blog today for the next stop on my VINTAGE VIBE Blog Tour. A little birdie told me she's doing a giveaway too!