Sunday, May 22, 2016

Oh Scrap! : Leftovers First

Most of the time when I am sewing, I work on a number of projects at once.  As I was sewing last night, I realized I really am a scrappy quilter at heart.  I am currently working on testing a future pattern.  I pulled all of the fabrics from my Kaffe Fassett stash and cut up all of the pieces.



Well, rather than focus on sewing the pattern quilt, I started playing with the leftover fabrics!
It is just simple patchwork with some 9 patch blocks...but it is already almost a quilt top. 
You can probably guess that very little progress was made on the other quilt.

The scraps are certainly my favorite!


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Now it is time to share your scrap projects, 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!
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  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do! 
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Linking Up:

Love Laugh Quilt (Monday Making)
Patchwork Times (Design Wall Monday)
Cooking Up Quilts (Main Crush Mondays)
Em's ScrapBag (Moving it Forward)
Freemotion by the River (Linky Tuesday)



14 comments:

Scrap and quilts said...

Just like a child who prefers to play with the box than the gift that came in that box; the box lets the child use its imagination. No lead to follow, no set mind frame, just pure fun. Your quilt conveys that very well: just pure fun. Love it! ;^)

Jayne said...

The freedom of play! You never know what you will come up with, but once an idea hits...theres no turning back! I find using scraps satisfying. But I don't think I could work on so many different projects at once!! I don't know how you do that!!

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

I have some little squares cut out ready to baste to hexie papers for my EPP quilt I will do that in between outside work today.

Valerie Reynolds said...

I love the 9 patches mixed with solids...this is definitely your style!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Your Kaffe quilt looks like a PERFECT distraction. Run with it!!

Cathy said...

Oh, yummy color scheme! One project at a time???? Not me!

Ivani said...

What fun!!! Your blocks will make a psychedelic quilt. Love all those fabrics together.

Andree G. Faubert said...

What a great story! Of course scraps are fun cause the sewing of them is less serious and more like play. A friend gave me a huge bag of scraps and I've had more fun playing and organising them than making " real" quilts. I hope that you will continue to have fun!

Lara B. said...

Kaffe fabrics mixed with solids make a fun nine patch quilt! I can see why you were lured away Cyndy!

em's scrapbag said...

Funny! I would do the same thing.

Kate said...

You certainly made good use of the scraps!

Carol Jordan said...

I loved seeing your Kaffe Fasset fabrics on the wall. I am getting ready to make a king size quilt in blues, greens, purples etc. for our bed. (hubby says no orange or red). I guess I will just take all my reds and oranges and make a different quilt. nine patches always work. Love your blog and have followed for years.

Bonnie said...

Nothing like being distracted from the main plan! Hubby calls me Dori for a good reason. Your leftovers look good. I see a finish in your future!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Sometimes, leftovers are better than the original! :) This looks like it will be a fast finish and those are the best!