Sunday, March 24, 2019

Oh Scrap! : Staggered 16-Patch

There are about three different projects all actively being sewn in my sewing room.  There are always stacks of blocks in various stages piled next to my machine.  This week I have just been sewing, pressing, and creating more stacks.

Surprisingly, I ended up with a finished quilt top fairly fast!

I tried to get a photo of the top outside but the shadows were horrible.  This is the staggered 16 patch I made using a bunch of my gray scraps.  

I dug some other pieces out of my stash to use as alternate blocks.   
 I love the purple with the gray!

Here is a late night photo of it hanging on my design wall.  I can't wait to get this one quilted up.

I am also working on sewing up those flannel strips.  

(You can just see my Sew Kitschy blocks are peeking out from under these blocks.  I have told myself I can't take them down until I get that top sewn up - as you can see, I have found another solution!)

Note:  I think a number of us who host linky parties have been faced with moving over to a new version of Inlinkz.  We have all been holding out for as long as we can!

But starting April first, we will all need to move.  Sorry, this means a few more steps.  We all hope you will continue to link up with all of us.  We love to share what you are making!!


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! 
Quilting is more fun than Housework


  1. Your Staggered 16 Patch turned out really neat! I like the addition of the purple to it - especially that center purple print. Have a great Sunday!

  2. You always come up with the best quilts using scraps, in this case the 16 patch blocks! I like how you used the large pieces to bring the gray blocks together!

  3. Love the color scheme. Congrats on the quilt top!

  4. Fun quilt! I love the purple and gray together, too.

  5. The purple and grey is beautiful. You'd never know those blocks started as scraps.

  6. I really love your Staggered 16 patch quilt top. Those colours are lovely together!

  7. Ha! I thought I was the only one who layered my design wall! (I used to do the same thing when all I had was a design floor!)
    Love your sixteen-patch so much! Your purples and grays look fantastic together!

  8. Congrats! on putting those scraps to good use in this newly completed quilt top.

  9. I like your finished top. Congrats!

  10. Oh, that's pretty! I like the panels of uncut fabrics with the 16 patches, they work well together. Those grays are such a nice soothing neutral.

  11. Love your staggered 16-patch!! Purple is my fave and it looks awesome with the gray!

  12. I love the purple and gray too. Beautiful!

  13. What a great quilt. Hum, I don't have enough purples but I, too, like the purple/grey combination. The layout is clever. (Or so it seems to me!) Enjoy your week.

  14. You are so right, Cynthia,that purple is loving that grey. I enjoy seeing purple in quilts, but yet am fearful of using it myself.


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