Sunday, November 27, 2016

Oh Scrap! : I am on Scrap Control

My scrap bins over-floweth!

With the end of the year looming, I have been focused on finishing as many projects as I can. Once I finish a project, all the bits in the project box get put away. 
Which means handfuls of scraps are stuffed into my color bins!

So this holiday weekend, I have been sorting, pressing and cutting up a bunch of scraps with my AccuQuilt fabric cutter.

 I store my 2.5" squares in silverware trays sorted by color.  I am mostly focused on cutting up the odd shaped and older scraps.  I am teaching my Geese Migration quilt to a number of guilds starting in January - so having a bunch of pre-cut squares to share is always nice.

The greens are done, now it is on to the blues!

Want to take a class from me?  I would love to teach my Geese Migration quilt to your local quilt store, guild or sewing group.  Right now, I am focusing on just teaching in the PNW but it never hurts to check with me if there is an interest in your area.  You will look at scraps in a whole new way!


Time to share what you are making with your 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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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!

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Linking Up:

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

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

More scrap quilts going on here than I can count at times - just the other day my daughter asked how many quilts was I making right now and I really had to stop and think!

Cathy said...

Geese Migration sure looks like a great way to use scraps, scraps, scraps!

Judy said...

What a great scrappy quilt. I recently purchased the flying geese die for my GO, so might need to try this.

Libby in TN said...

You've just reminded me that I need to get back to Geese Migration (or in my case, Geese on the Move)! I think I have all the blocks made, just need to settle on sashing and a layout.

cityquilter grace said...

serious scrappy sewing how your store your 2.5" squares!

Jayne said...

You have one of the best organizing methods for squares I've seen! They look so neat and tidy! Good luck with teaching...Migration would be the perfect quilt for a class!

Anonymous said...

That's a great way to store the squares!

Barb N said...

I love that quilt!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Thanks for reminding me about how your store your little squares. It's such a good idea! Wish I could come take a class from you, too - that would be so fun!

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

The silverware tray idea is fantastic! :)

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Your picture is very inspiring to get my scraps cut! It looks like there is a paint chip between the colors - ingenious!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

That quilt has been on my bucket list since it was in Quilty!! Wouldn't that be fun for you to come to CO? I am totally checking if there is interest!!!

Vera said...

So organized! Good for you! Love your quilt, color placement is perfect in this one :)

Nann said...

Oh, I love the geese!
And I admire your organization.

em's scrapbag said...

Love your geese! Another great scrap quilt!!!

Jaye said...

I seriously need to cut scraps with my Accuquilt Go! as well. I haven't taken the time but the scrap bin runneth over! Love your Geese Migration quilt.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Your Geese Migration quilt is beautiful! I really like the idea of using a paint swatch with your scraps and sorting them by color!

Kate said...

I have the pattern for Geese Migration, but haven't had a chance to actually make it yet. It's a gorgeous quilt.

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

Just popped over from the Henry Glass site - now I'm a follower by e-mail. Love your designs and blog posts. Have a happy holiday season!

Hilary said...

Silverware trays for storing the squares is brilliant! Thanks for sharing at Sew Cute Tuesday!

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