Sunday, May 16, 2021

Oh Scrap! : A Little of Everything

 The Spring weather has been absolutely lovely here in Oregon so I haven't been in my sewing room very much.  When I do go in there, I find myself not very focused on anything specific.




With all of my red RSC blocks completed for May, I went back and sewed a couple blocks in blue that I didn't get completed in April.  I think I want to make two more blocks in some different shades.




And I completed another log cabin block in blue to go with the green one I completed last month.  These take FOREVER to cut and sew.  The whole block measures 6" when finished.  The logs are cut at 1" and 3/4" wide.  I still need one or two more - for sure one in purple!




I was cleaning off my cutting table and uncovered these blocks that I think I made about a year ago.  How could I forget about them!




I felt an instant need to make more.  My Kaffe Fassett scraps were closest to my fingertips so I made four more blocks.  Looks like I have two basket quilts going now.


Now I need to head back outside and dig in the gardens.  I don't need any more temptations to start another new quilt :)


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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, May 14, 2021

More Scrappy Love

 I decided to donate one more quilt from the stack of finished quilts to Covered in Love.



Remember this RSC quilt I finished last year?  Well it has been kicking around the house just waiting for a new home.  As I was sending off a box to Covered In Love for the Hands2Help quilt challenge, I decided to stuff this one in as well.



The blocks for this quilt were super simple and all of the fabric for the quilt top came out of the scrap bins.  Turning my scraps into donation quilts just seems to make sense to me.  So many people donate their leftovers to me so it feels good for me to then pass them on to some great organizations.




I will definitely revisit this design one of these years.  Maybe I will switch the placement of lights and darks to see how it changes things up.





I am definitely ready to sew some scraps!


If you want to read more about the Hands2Help quilt drive event or Covered in Love just follow the links to read how you can participate.

Have a great weekend everyone!




Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The Positivity QAL with Sew Preeti

Are you looking for a fun new project and at the same time donate to a great organization? 

You want to check out the QAL announcement at Sew Preeti Quilts!





The QAL runs from may until the beginning of September so there is plenty of time to complete a quilt. I will definitely be participating.  I have donated quilts to Mercyful Quilts in the past and the quilt Preeti designed looks like a great opportunity to use up some scraps!

Plus, she will be offering the pattern for free and she has organized some giveaways for participating!  (If you aren't already following Preeti, you will want to.  What a huge heart this amazing woman has!)

If you are curious about Mercyful quilts, you can read about it here on Bernie's blog.  Give her a follow while you are at it and check out her fabric shop.

I can't wait to get started!




Sunday, May 9, 2021

Oh Scrap! : Playing with the Red Scraps

 First, I want to wish all the moms out there a Happy Mother's Day!




I was finally able to get out my red scraps and work a bit on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts.  First up were some Two Bit blocks (the pattern is one of my Scrap Mixology modules).



I am challenging myself to get a bit bold with the low volume prints I am using in my blocks.
We will see how it looks when it is all finished!


                              


I also finished some red Well Suited blocks.





And then turned the bonus triangles from the flying geese into these pinwheel blocks.




At the end of the year, I should end up with two rainbow quilts from this Scrap Mixology design.




My RSC design wall is growing more and more colorful!

Time for you to share what you are working on!


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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, May 7, 2021

HRT Quilt for Hands2Help

 Hurray!  I was able to get my Half Rectangular Triangle (HRT) Quilt onto my quilt frame and get it finished this week.



I started making these blocks clear back in August on 2020 as a Rainbow Scrap Challenge project.  For each color, I made about 14 blocks that measure about 4 x 8".  I used the Creative Grids Perfect Rectangle Ruler to make them.  No trimming required!

(Rulers are available at Fat Quarter Shop or Pineapple Fabrics)


You can also use half of the Tri-Rec ruler but you will need to make smaller blocks.

(This ruler set is currently on sale at Connecting Threads)



I kept the quilting simple with some horizontal straight lines that were irregularly spaced.  It gave the quilt a wonderful texture.

I used a brown print for the backing and bound it with a fun stripe.  There are not a lot of florals in this one so I wanted to keep the masculine feel to the quilt.




This quilt will be going to Happy Chemo as part of the Hands2Help quilt drive.  It will go in the box with the postage stamp quilt I finished a few weeks ago.

All of the fabrics for the top came out of the scrap bin.  I usually play with color a bit more but I really wanted this one to be a bt more traditional patchwork - very utilitarian and ready to be used!




A big thanks to Sarah for organizing this event!


Have a fabulous weekend Everybody!



Sunday, May 2, 2021

Oh Scrap! : Already May



Last Sunday I shared the single green color block that I had made for MARCH.  Now we are at the first of May and I am so far behind!

 



I did finish the other three green blocks I had cut out.  I am making these with 2" cut strips so I square them up to 12".

I still have to make about 4 blue blocks for April.  I don't even have those cut yet!



But the good news is I made the test blocks for this quilt in Red so the month of May is done.  Hopefully now I can get caught up with all of the RSC projects this month.




My focus this week was mainly on getting this HRT quilt top completed and the backing pieced so it is ready to get on my longarm frame if I end up with an opening this week.



The first peony bloomed in my peony garden.  I have six different varieties.  Usually once the first one blooms, the rain sets in and pounds them into the ground.  Every. Darn. Year.

Maybe this year will be different :)


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Friday, April 30, 2021

Donating One from the Stash

 I usually try and donate about 4 quilts to various organizations as part of the Hands2Help  quilt drive.  Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict hosts this event.  Every spring I find myself frantically  finishing up a number of projects for donation quilts.


With so many finished quilts around my house, I decided to do things a bit differently this year.

What a relief it has been!



Remember this lovely scrap quilt I finished last year?

Well, it had not found a home yet so I decided to send it off to Covered in Love.



There are very few florals prints in the quilt and the colors have a masculine feel.




If you want to read more about this quilt, you can read the original post.  This design is something I will definitely revisit again.


If you want to learn more about the Hands2Help quilt drive, you can check it out here.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!




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