Sunday, January 24, 2016

Oh Scrap! : Scrap-A-Palooza! Quilt #19 Part Two

I was so looking forward to a weekend spent sewing scraps, but sadly, my computer printer had other ideas.  After many hours spent trying to get it to work, I finally just went and purchased a new one.  I am happy to be up and running again but not a lot of sewing occurred.

Which is a bummer because I am having a lot of fun with my newest Scrap-A-Palooza quilt!

A few days ago, I shared I was going to make a quilt using my odd shaped scraps.  My fabrics were going to be white and gray for the background pieces and some red triangles I found in my scrap bin.

I started each block by just grabbing two pieces of similar size.  As I stated, I limited by background fabrics to low volumes in white, cream or gray.

Once I sewed those two pieces together and pressed, I clean cut a side to prepare it for sewing the next piece to it.

Once again, I tried to find a scrap that was about the appropriate length so I didn't have a lot of waste.

I continued to clean cut and add various scraps to "grow" the piece to about 6.5" square. 

 I used my 6.5" square to help me visualize where I needed to add fabric.  You can see in the photo above, I need to add a narrow strip across the top.  And in the big corner, that is where I plan on putting my red scrap. 

 Once again, I just make sure I have a clean cut to sew the two pieces together.  The final step is to just square the block up to 6.5".

It didn't take long for me to have a nice stack of finished blocks.  My initial plan was to stick to just red for an accent but I also found a few odd shaped pinks so they are being added into the mix.

I hope to still find time this weekend to sew up a few more blocks.  Once I have about 48 completed, I will start playing with some layouts so stay tuned!


Now it is time to link up and share what scrappy projects you have worked on this week.  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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So if you love scrappy projects, feel free to grab my button for your sidebar or posts and get ready to share all your wonderful projects from scraps.  And if you have a great idea for using scraps and would like to be featured, feel free to contact me!

Linking Up:

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


Libby in TN said...

Fun! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

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

I love working with scraps but I am usually more of a controlled scrappy than what you are doing.

Jayne said...

This is going to be amazing!!! I cannot wait to see what you do. Believe it or not, I had a similar idea floating in my head! I just don't know when I will get to it! Glad your computer situation was resolved. They can be such a pain sometimes!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those are really neat! I love the combination of white and gray with the red corners. Looking forward to seeing how they come together! Sorry to hear you were having technology issues - I was, too, earlier this week, and it can be such a time consuming thing! Glad you got it taken care of.

Linda said...

Love your creativity - I'm always inspired by you!

sophie said...

I love those scrappy blocks and look forward to seeing what happens next ...

Ivani said...

What a clever idea to use up all those odd shaped scraps.

em's scrapbag said...

Love that you are making fabric from your scraps!

Sandra Walker said...

This looks really intriguing! I love grey and red. Wonder what you have up your sleeve this time?!

Charlotta said...

These are a lot of fun. Such a great use of scraps.
I don't use Instagram, and on my blog, I only write about finished projects, not what I'm working on. Is there a way I could still post a picture of scrappy stuff I'm working on somewhere, and join your "party"?

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Grey and red are great together. Interesting block. Good luck.

Ellen said...

I love this idea! I am really looking forward to seeing the finished product.

TheItinerantChemist said...

I never tire of seeing the marvelous things you do with scraps! This looks like a real corker, I have totally made a mental note. :)

Cathy said...

Aha! So that's what you were up to. Looks good!

Kate said...

Great way to use up those scraps. Looking forward to seeing the final layout.

Bonnie said...

Wow -- great idea to use scraps. So sorry about the dead printer.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Cute blocks. Can't wait to see how the quilt turns out.

PaintedThread said...

Interesting block. I'll love to see what the final project looks like. I've bookmarked this page - I may have to try a block like that.

hydeeannsews said...

what a great variation on the slab technique! nice work. =)

Paige said...

Love this block, thank you for the tutorial!

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