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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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!

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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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Friday, June 8, 2018

Some Time to Play

For a couple of years now, I have had a little quilt idea in my head.  I buy or get gifted bits of fabric and they might look like they are languishing in my stash but the truth is I am constantly thinking about ways to use them.

So once I start cutting a project, the process goes pretty quickly....


First I started fussy cutting out some fruits and vegetables from a fun old Alexander Henry fabric I had in my stash.  This is one I have been hoarding for a really long time.


My outdoor gardens are all organized in raised beds so I thought my fabric gardens needed to be too.




Then it was time to get them all laid out in a background fabric.
 I made two long strips that were about 10" x 48".



Then it was time to bring in the bunnies.
A friend had given me these leftover strips and I have been thinking about how to use them.  My inspiration came when I was talking to my sister about her gardens and her bunny problem.
From that conversation, the idea for this quilt was born!



It still needs to be quilted but the flimsy is all finished.
It is always fun to have an idea form in your head and then see it executed.

Now onto the next crazy idea!




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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Oh Scrap! : RSC Turquoise

Wow!  I cannot believe it is June already!
A new month means a new Rainbow Scrap Challenge color.  And the color for June is Teal/Turquoise.

I do sort my scraps by color and I have always given this color its own bin.



This weekend I finished up both of my "ladder" blocks and my Kaffe bowties.
I only made three "ladder" blocks because I also made some in turquoise back when blue was the RSC color.

For my bowtie quilt, I think I am down to needing only about 20 more blocks so I will be playing with layouts soon.


Happy Scrappy Sunday!


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  • 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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