Sunday, December 16, 2018

Oh Scrap! : Bouncing Around

My busy longarm quilting season is finally winding down and I am able to take a breather for about a month as my clients focus on the holidays and not quilting.  

I always look forward to this time of year!

What little time I have spent in my sewing room, has been spread over a number of projects.  I am still working on the green/brown 16 patch blocks.  I have not landed on a final layout but I seem to be continuing on with this staggered look as I put them on the design wall.

As I was cutting my 2.5" squares from the brown scrap bin, I decided to cut enough 2.5 x 4.5 pieces for a brown zigzag block to add to one of my RSC quilts for next year.

 And the last block is all laid out for my postage stamp quilt and just needs sewing.  Maybe there will be a finish to share before the end of the year!

So are you finding time to sew your scraps this time of year?  I hope you share!


It is now your turn to share what you are making with 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! 

Linking Up:


scraphappy said...

Glad that you are able to focus on your own projects for a bit. I do like the staggered look for the green blocks. I'm sure the blocks will let you know how to put them together.

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Enjoy this rest time! Love your postage stamp blocks

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I'm glad you're getting to that slowing down part of the year! I bet you'll enjoy the time to do whatever you want! I'm looking forward to seeing what will happen with both of your projects.

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

I often wonder how those of you that do long arm quilting for others have time to make your own quilts! enjoy your time when it slows down

Jayne said...

I think you deserve a break and am glad your longarm for clients has slowed down. I have a feeling that postage stamp quilt will be finished soon, which is exciting...I'm anxious to see it!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Your quilt projects are coming along nicely. Smart thinking adding to your RSC project while you had those brown scraps on the cutting table! I'm really looking forward to seeing how your Postage Stamp quilt turns out. I have a feeling that the colorwash effect is going to be gorgeous!!

Cathy said...

Good to see you still moving along on those earthy green and brown blocks. I've yet to try a staggered setting so you will probably inspire me to give it a try.

gayle said...

Watching that green/brown project with great interest! I'm really looking forward to seeing how it works out.
And I'm crazy about your postage stamp quilt - can't wait to see how that one finishes, too!
Enjoy your sewing time! I was wondering how busy you'd be this time of year, what with people trying to get quilts finished for the holidays!

Bonnie said...

You look like you are getting a lot done! Doesn't it feel great to get all those scraps moving to a project. And, before you know it you will have some completed quilts! Keep moving forward.

Denise said...

There's plenty of scraps left on my cutting table after my finish. Yards of varying shades of dark blue. I made a bag last night and the plan is to use them up instead of putting them in the drawer. Thank you for the linky party.

Mystic Quilter said...

Congratulations on reaching the last block - yummy colours too - can't wait to see the blocks all sewn up!!

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