Sunday, June 24, 2018

Oh Scrap! : RSC 2019

Yes, you read that title correctly, I am already ready to  start my blocks for my 2019 Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts.

I always seem to finish/start my next quilts earlier each year.  I have my ladder block quilt top ready to quilt soon and my bow-tie quilt blocks are all finished and just need to be laid out.



First up is a simple zigzag block made from 2.5" wide scraps.  In teal of course for June!

I plan on donating this quilt so I think I will make a total of 20 blocks.  Simple and quick!





While making some nine patches for another project, I discovered I got a little crazy cutting out pieces and ended up with a whole bunch of extra cuties (These are just a few of them).



I decided to put them to good use with some teal strings and made these quarter log blocks.  They finish at 10" and I think will be perfect for a scrap project.

I also received a bag of scraps and orphan blocks from a friend.  After spending a good couple hours sorting, petting, and pairing up bits, I now have at least 4 more quilts in the works.  

My creative juices are boiling over!


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It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up: 

  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
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Friday, June 22, 2018

Bunnies Run Amok

In a scrap bag from a friend, I found a couple of leftover strips from some bunny fabric she used in an Easter quilt.  I am not sure how old it is or even who manufactured the fabric.  I have been thinking about those bits of fabric and what I was going to do with it for years.

I recently decided to get it out and add some of my coveted veggie fabric.



And so this little bunny quilt was created!



This quilt was a bugger to photograph.  The bright sunlight kept reflecting back off the Shadow gray and the white bunnies.  So I gave up and settled for these photos in the shade.




My sister is always telling me stories of bunnies eating all of her garden.  I don't have bunnies but the squirrels, racoons and possums keep me on my toes.  But they are not nearly as cute!

If you look closely, you can see the clumps of grass I did for the quilting.



This quilt sold even before I finished it (yay!)  So the buyer got to choose her backing from my stash.

I thought these watermelons were a fun choice!







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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Oh Scrap! : More BS

I finally found some time to get back to an older project that has been waiting for one last block.



 Here is my final Burgoyne Surround block!  I did have to go buy a fat quarter of the blue fabric.  Everything I had just wasn't quite the right shade.  I even tried to hit a friend's stash but her blues were all wrong too.



Here are all the blocks together.  Now I need to work on the pieced sashing and borders.  If I remember correctly, the blocks finish at 16" so right now this quilt is not that big.  I hope to fix that without making more blocks.

I just hope this project doesn't continue to languish as I think about next steps!

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It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up: 

  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do! 
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Friday, June 15, 2018

A Scrappy Finish

It is nice to finally see some finishes around here!
They have been few and far between lately....



This scrappy quilt will probably not win any awards in any quilt show but it will have the important job of bringing comfort to a child in a challenging situation.

It measures about 50 x 60 so it is a great size for an older child.



This quilt was made from leftover binding bits and a few orphan blocks.  It was a great project for when I needed some mindless sewing.  (You can read how I make these quilts here.)  While it was tempting at times to want to pull from my stash to make the blocks, I was successful at using only what I had in my 2.5" strip bin.

I can say there even was a nice dent made in my scrap bin!
How often does one get to say that :)

It is a bit hard to see but I used the piecing as markings for the quilting.  
I freehand quilted big "hills" across the quilt.



I had the perfect sized tan piece for the backing.  And a gray solid was used for the binding.

My goal is to donate about eight quilts to various organizations this year.  This one is already number five so I am well on my way.


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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Another Something New

After finishing my little Bunny Quilt top, I thought I would continue working on projects that I have held in my head using some of my older stash pieces.



I have had a one yard piece of an old Laurel Burch border fabric languishing in my stash.  It was time to get it cut up and made into a quilt.  I added a bunch of bright colored scraps cut to 2.5" square and set everything next to my machine.



The border fabric required some thinking on my part - I needed to get the best yield I could with some very selective fussy cutting.  And it needed to create the design I had in my head.  I ended up with two different 8" block designs. 

Now I just need to find some time to sew!
Thank goodness the blocks go really fast :) 




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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Oh Scrap! : Squared Away Sampler

Welcome to another Sunday of Oh Scrap!

First, thanks for your patience as Blogger fixes the issue with being able to respond to comments.  It has been frustrating to say the least.  But it looks like they are hoping to have the issue resolved maybe this week.  Fingers Crossed!




This week I did finish up my Squared Away Sampler blocks in Teal/Turquoise.  My scraps in these colors are pretty lacking so I am not that wild about these blocks.  I am sure they will be fine once I get all the blocks into a quilt but I had wished I had some more vibrant turquoises.
...but I was not going to cut from my stash!




Here are all my blocks to date in no particular order.  I think I will set them on point with some skinny sashing and go with either a 3 x 4 or a 4 x 4 layout.  I think this quilts will brighten up once I get some orange and red blocks in there!


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It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up: 
  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do!

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