Sunday, June 14, 2015

Oh Scrap! : Scrap-A-Palooza Quilt #16 Part Two

Last week I shared the offset log cabin block I was going to use for the newest Scrap-A-Palooza quilt.  Last night I finally finished sewing up all of the blocks in the 9 colors I have planned for this quilt.  I made four blocks of each color.

This is really the first quilt where I have explored a scrappy low volume background.  In the past, I have always used very safe prints together like white on white or all light gray prints.  While I am still keeping this one subdued, it has been fun stretching my wings a bit.

One of the questions I get asked fairly often is into what what colors do I sort my scraps.  These blocks represent 9 of the 12 colors.  I like to sort out turquoise from blue and lime from green.  Add bins for brown, black and low volume and these are my 12 color bins.

Now for you to share your scrappy projects.  I hope we some some Scrap Vortex posts.  I forgot to take a photo with my camera but I will share mine later this week.

Here are the details for linking up with Oh Scrap!:
  • 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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Linking Up:

Love Laugh Quilt
Patchwork Times
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Jayne said...

I love your scrap sorting method. I just went through some of my solid scraps yesterday and got it down to a small tote. I generally keep some scraps with my yardage since I am forever cutting a little bit here and there. I have yet to tackle any prints!

Chantal said...

Wish my scraps were so organized. I save them by size and sometimes, they just end up all together because I don't have time to separate them. Oh! Okay! I don't TAKE the time to separate them lol. Log cabin blocks look great.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

One of my summer (or maybe that is "lifetime!") goals is to sort my scraps in some manner like you have. It looks like your drawer system works really well!

gayle said...

I'm taking a close look at everyone's scrap sorting methods. As I pull things out of boxes (from last summer's move) I'm trying to organize it all so I can find what I'm looking for. Because, you know, that might be useful someday...

Rosa said...

Love all those blocks.I add your method to my list.Thanks for the tips!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

This one is a winner Cynthia! Always like to see how you organize your scraps too.

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

I live to see how others sort their scraps.....I finally got mine sorted this year. Now I just have to use them! :) Thanks for linking up to Main Crush Monday!

Susan said...

Love these blocks! My small group is making these with a black background, and scraps - we're almost done.

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