Sunday, August 30, 2015

Oh Scrap! : Another Scrap Vortex

For me, starting a new quilt can happen so quickly.  A few scraps get sewn together just to see what they look like and then that leads to a few more seams.  Before I know it, I have to add another quilt to my "out of control" WIP list.  

Can you believe I started another Scrap Vortex quilt!

I have been sewing with a lot of black and white fabric lately so there are quite a few small pieces scattered around my cutting table.  A scrap of red landed among them and I like how they looked.  
As easy as that things get started!

 I am not sure where this project is going.  I think I will just finish that third component and get creative with some borders.  It would make a great 100 Quilts for Kids project so we will see if I can get it finished by the end of September.

I had no intention of starting another quilt....But scraps are tricky that way!
So what have you made with your scraps this week?


  If you haven't joined us before, 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.
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Linking Up:

Love Laugh Quilt
Patchwork Times
Cooking Up Quilts


Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Black and white and red look so wonderful together. It also reminds me of the childhood joke, Q: "What is black and white and red all over?" A: "A newspaper!". I'm not sure why that popped into my head this morning, but there you go. :)

Kat said...

Awesome new quilt you've got going there, it's going to looks great!

Lynda said...

I desperately need to free myself to make some scrappy pieces - my type A always gets in the way. I made the gravity quilt and saved every piece left over. Yesterday while the weather was wild outside I sat down with some math and reworked a "paint chip" pattern from a blog I follow from an 8" to 12" square - did one block to check my math, and have enough for an additional 6 blocks - this only uses up 2.5 x 3.5 piece of my leftovers - still have more to use.

Zenia Rene said...

Hi Cynthia. I'm loving your new Scrap Vortex. Red is my favorite color! This is my first time joining your linky party. Thank you. I currently have a blog birthday giveaway in progress on my blog. Stop on by!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

The black, red, and white are gorgeous! I am always inspired by your way of pulling those coordinating scraps together!

Linda said...

OK I was tired till I saw your post - now I want to get up and make something! Love the colors in this scrappy quilt.

Turid said...

I love that new vortex quilt. So good you started it. I've started a scrap quilt, too. Think I can show something next week.

Vera said...

I'm sure you'll meet your deadline ;) Good job and have fun!

Lynnwa said...

Oh my gosh, that is the same way I get into another project. I will have scraps laying there that may look good and why not just try it and see what it looks like and then it grows and grows, I have so many too. It is fun, but takes time from the "other ones" I am working I am so glad I am not the only one out there that does that.

Love the red!

Quilter Kathy said...

I do know exactly how tricky those scraps can be and before you know it, you are way into another quilting project!

Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm said...

They look like a fun quilt and had thought about making one too. Looks like a great way to use up some scraps.

gayle said...

It looks great and like great fun! (I won't try to talk you out of a second Vortex - I'm having enough trouble trying to talk myself out of a second Garden Party...)

Jasmine said...

I love this new project... And I have been pondering what to make with my black, white, and red scraps. Now I just need the time. Thanks for the inspiration.

Michele said...

I like!

SewPsyched! said...

Hahaha! Just yesterday I was saying how proud of myself I was for sticking to my list and knocking out my WIPs... Yesterday!!! Now I have three more projects!! Lol!
I love your scrap vortex quilts, looking forward to seeing what borders you invent!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

I really like the controlled idea!

Kate said...

Love the color choices in your Vortex.

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