Sunday, February 21, 2016

Oh Scrap! : Scrap-A-Palooza News

If you are concerned Scrap-A-Palooza is going away, let me squash those fears right away!  Even though I just finished the 19th quilt, there are still lots of ideas swirling around in my brain.  But for a short while, I am going to mix it up just a tiny bit.

I have a giant basket under my cutting table overflowing with bags of scraps.   Each bag contains scraps I have collected of various designers, fabric collections or color themes.  I really need to clean these up a bit so I thought it would be fun to revisit some of the previous Scrap-A-Palooza quilts and remake new variations using these scraps.



I started by grabbing a big bag of some scraps and leftover fabrics a friend gave me.  Inside are lots of strips and chunks of purples, grays, greens and pinks.  I have decided to remake my 10th quilt (which is the vertical strip quilt) so I got out my AccuQuilt cutter to cut them up quickly into 4.5" widths.  In the photo, I am just using my 4.5" multiple square die but I am laying the pieces across the blades where I want the fabric cut.  In no time at all, the fabric was cut and I can now get to the sewing!

When I share my finish, I will also be sharing similar finishes of quilt #10 made by others.  So if you have made one of the Scrap-A-Palooza quilts and it has not been featured yet, send me a photo or a link either through email or in the comments.  I might already have it bookmarked but I don't want to miss any as I go along!

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Now it is time to link up and share what scrappy projects you have worked on this week.  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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So if you love scrappy projects, feel free to grab my button for your sidebar or posts and get ready to share all your wonderful projects from scraps.  And if you have a great idea for using scraps and would like to be featured, feel free to contact me!








Linking Up:

Love Laugh Quilt (Monday Making)
Patchwork Times (Design Wall Monday)
Em's ScrapBag (Moving it Forward)





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10 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I took my hexagon quilt off my quilting frame this week and it is now ready for binding - it was made mainly from scraps

Vic in NH said...

Oh my, I still cut by hand, I'm so far behind the times. I could not make any sense out of the workings of your Accuquilt cutter, but I'm sure that you know just what you're doing!

Linda said...

Love that vertical quilt! Can't wait to see it in these pretty colors.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your vertical quilt was one of my most favorite earlier Scrap-a-Palooza quilts and I had forgotten about it! I think making more quilts with your original designs is a great idea. In fact, this may be what I do with some of the scraps I came across while organizing my color bins! Thanks for the idea!

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Why not redo an old quilt in fresh fabrics and use up a bit of the scrap stash at the same time! Awesome idea and I can't wait to see it!

Robby H. said...

Looking forward to seeing some of your ScrapAPalooza quilts reimagined. I'm very color driven and sometimes something that didn't appeal at all comes alive in a new version. This should be fun.

Julianne said...

This is a great scrappy quilt...I love the flowers that you quilted on it too.

Kristi said...

Looking forward to a new version! And I'm glad scrap-a-palooza isn't going away. I LOVE this feature of your blog!

quiltytherapy said...

I have some of that fabric in my stash. It was one of my favorites as I started to get into modern fabrics. If you want/need some more, let me know.

Nancy said...


Thanks for hosting, Cynthia.

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