Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Out of the Depths...


Out of the depths of the box of 2.5 inch scraps...



...and the bin of 1.5 inch scraps...


...and the pencil boxes of 1.5 inch postage stamps...




...arose a bunch of 5 inch Little Monkey Wrench blocks.   The Old Lady Who Sews thought there were 288 blocks and so she sewed and sewed rows and rows of on point blocks of Little Monkeys until she noticed the box of Little Monkeys was getting low and she still had rows to go before a flimsy.   The Old Lady Who Sews did a recount and found she was 44 blocks short and so she was sad. 



But she dug deep into the depths of the scraps again and made...


...22 more Little Monkeys and now The Old Lady Who Sews only has 22 more to go. 

Digging into the depths of your scraps? 
Share your story with the rest of us on Scraptastic Tuesday. 



Scraptastic Tuesday

19 comments:

Dasha said...

LOL. Old Lady that Sews. :-)
I have watched you make those for the past year, and loved every single post you put up. Looking forward to seeing the flimsy.
BTW Those boxes of scraps don't look like they have had much taken out of them. LOL

Quiltdivajulie said...

Your colors in these little blocks are SO happy!!!

Terrific post!!!!

Sally T said...

You are such a tease...just the tiniest glimpse of the stash your adoring fans wonder about with endless fascination.

Nicky said...

Great work Old Lady! While I was snooping around your blog I fell in love with your 5" Sister's Choice quilt! Gorgeous!

Julierose said...

QOQ huge boxes of scraps! All cut; you are amazing! I love your blocks--those monkeys do hide away so you won't know how many there are LOL I'd put out some nice bananas to get them to come out...hugs, Julierose

Cathy Kizerian said...

Check to see that no Little Monkeys fell off and broke their heads, OK? :-). Those scraps.... Oh my! No wonder your creativity knows no bounds! How many years of scraps do you have? ALL my scraps would not fill a bin! Is this called Scrap Envy??

Vera said...

yay, that is a lot of scraps. have fun!

Flickenstichlerin said...

Beautiful scrap project, looks just great.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Kathy S. said...

Love this blog post!!! Great story. Happy Tuesday.

Andee said...

Very productive! Love them!

Archie the wonder dog said...

This is going to be a brilliant quilt!

audrey said...

haha! This is just looking wonderful.:)

Janine said...

These are gorgeous blocks. Your quilt will be beautiful :)

Alycia said...

The little old lady that sews... PShaw!!! you are 29 in my mind!!! And seriously - thank you for showing your scrap bin - all these organized people make me depressed - you... I totally get!!! Hugs!! ;-)

Julie said...

I'm a scrap saver/ lover, too. I think accidental composition is he best kind. This is beautiful!

Jeanne said...

Great use of your scraps! These are happy blocks!

Ellen said...

You are so funny! I think you count like I do.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Another stunning project by you! Love your scraps.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lovely scrappy monkey wrench blocks.. can't believe they are only 5" !!! No wonder you had to keep going! Linda