Sunday, July 17, 2016

Oh Scrap! : Working with Scraps

 I am still working my way through my scrap bins looking for quick projects that clean up some of those hard to place scraps.  I came across a bag of citron green and gray bits.

I first used my fabric cutter to chunk up some of the larger pieces into 120 4.5" squares.  These will make a cute little scrappy patchwork baby quilt.  Right now, I put them in my Etsy shop but I may sew this up in the future.

 That left me with a bunch of strings and smaller pieces which quickly became 20 string blocks.  The blocks finish out at 8" so there really wasn't enough for a small quilt.  
So I knew I just had to get creative!

I dug in my stash and found some chunks of gray fabric to add to the mix.  I tried a few different layouts and decided this one was the best.  

It sure feels good when I get a bag of these scraps cleaned up!
Now to get this one quilted up....


Now it is time to share your scrap projects, 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! 
Quilting is more fun than Housework
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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)


  1. What a stunning use of scraps. I love it!

  2. Not a color combination I would have considered, but I like it. Great use of scraps and color. Beautiful finish!

  3. I like how you used the string blocks combined with the other blocks! Pretty colors, too!

  4. great looking quilt. I do not have much gray in my stash, I think I used most of it on the quilting that I am hand quilting right now in. This week I am hand stitching binding on a baby scrappy quilt.

  5. I love seeing how you combine colors and shapes. So many wonderfully creative designs. I love the lime and grey quilt top!

  6. Love the color combo! And I've never thought of using string blocks with anything other than strings...good idea to substitute stash chunks!

  7. This is lovely - so often we think we have to make every block the same, when adding some solid blocks really highlights the scrap blocks and makes the design pop out even more.

  8. Oh yes!! Love the design of this one. Great job Cynthia, as always. You have a great eye. I love yellow and grey. ;^)

  9. Awesome quilt hiding in that scrap drawer!

  10. Striking color combination and unusual block layout make a very original design! nice work!

  11. What a FUN use of leftovers!! You come up with some of the BEST design ideas from your fabric scraps. Thanks for the inspiration you provide!!

  12. Great! You made a chic combination of colors. I like it.

  13. That green and grey is stunning! And what a great use for the scraps.

  14. What a wonderful color combination! I like the string and square design.

  15. Nice Quilt! Love the colours. It's amazing what can be made from scraps isn't it?

  16. Hard to believe that's "just" a scrap quilt; it looks so well coordinated and pretty. I love the color combinations and nothing looks random! It's gorgeous!

  17. I just starting playing with making some scrappy strip blocks. Love this pattern and could use black in place of the grey to contrast with my bright strips. Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Love the citron and grey combination! You and your scraps, always inspiring. I feel like I need to go cut up all my unused and unwanted prints for a project like this!

  19. Love the layout that lets you finish without having enough string blocks for the whole quilt! And the grey and citron is a lovely combination!

  20. I love how that turned out! The layout is great. You never know what you might find in your stash to finish a project!


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