Sunday, January 26, 2020

Oh Scrap! : January's Scrappy Goodness

It is hard to believe it is the last week of January already!

I was able to squeeze in a sew day with a good friend.  She sent me hone with some bags of her scraps.  I immediately sorted them into colors as soon as I got home.  
Only scrap quilters understand how exciting this can be - I petted each little bit! 😀

 Among all those scraps, there were a number of these triangles.  They are actually quite large - probably cut from a 4.5" square.  I sorted them into three piles.  I am not sure what to do with them.  There are 66 of the colored ones and less of the light ones.  I might just pull a solid from my stash and turn them all into a HST.  Maybe a Shadow gray solid?  
Anyone have any creative ideas?

 I did finish my last RSC block for the month.  This one finishes at 20" square.

This project is carrying over from last year.  I think I will make 4 more blocks - probably orange, yellow, turquoise and gray.  Not my favorite quilt but it is using up a lot of tired old scraps.

I keep all of my RSC projects on the design walls in my quilting studio.  Right now this is what I look at as I work at my longarm.


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! 
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Chantal said...

Nothing is more fun than a bag of new scraps. She was quite generous too. I'm curious to know what you will do with the triangles as I have a container full of them. Mine are different sizes and not separated yet. Enjoy! ;^)

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

it is fun getting a bag of scraps that you can use

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love quilts that are made of all HSTs so I would definitely go for that idea! There are so many designs you can try with them. I had forgotten about those Bright Hopes blocks you've been making - no matter what you do with them, I'm sure it will turn out great!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Using up tired old scraps is the name of the game, Cynthia!!

Julierose said...

Lovely "carry over" blocks from last year--I may try that this coming month--instead of (duh!!) making a WHOLE quilt in one month...phew hugs, Julierose

Cathy said...

Yes, I know the joy of sorting and petting someone else's scraps! Those waste triangles make good Wonky Star points.

Jayne said...

I get chills when I'm sorting scraps...we are a crazy bunch! Your design wall is brimming with fun. I need to get on the ball and fill mine up!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

How fun to add new scraps - I wonder what you will come up with!
your RSC block looks great!!

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Enjoy playing with your scraps!

Anonymous said...

What will you do with the Carry Over Blocks? Will you add set them off with sashing and place them on point? Will you sew them together, slice them and re-assemble them? Your work is so beautiful and you are so creative. Can't wait to see your next project.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Your blocks look great. I don't know how it got to be the end of January already. Yikes....

KaHolly said...

Wow! They look great! I’ve only worked a little with small scraps this month. No pictures yet.

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