Sunday, September 20, 2020

Oh Scrap! : Bit by Bit

 As I was digging through all the bags and tubs of partially finished projects to see if there were any items I wanted to adopt out in the Quilty Orphan Adoption event, I came across a bag of a partially started scrap vortex project I adopted from a friend.  

I had stuffed it in a bag and have been adding to it as I came across sewed pieces in the correct color combinations.  I decided to raid my orphan block stash to see what else I could contribute...




The colors are mostly purples and turquoise.  I added all sorts of bits and bobs and sewn components from a bunch of long past projects.




And before I knew it, I had to admit I had started a new project.  

This quilt won't be that big when it is finished - probably about 40 x 50".  It emptied a bag of scraps and used a number of my orphan blocks so I am calling it a big win.  I don't have much farther to go to finish it up.  It has been a great way to use up a bunch of scraps without having to do a lot of cutting or planning.

What are you making with your scraps?


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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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10 comments:

  1. That looks like fun, and I love the colors! There's nothing like that kind of sewing - no directions to follow, just sewing, trimming, and figuring out how to make it all fit together. Have fun!

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  2. Nice job of using up that scrap bag and some Orphan blocks, too! I just finished a small quilt yesterday, but I can't show it until tomorrow's Hello Fall Blog Hop. Hope you'll stop by to see it, Cynthia!

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  3. There is a huge sense of accomplishment when a bag of scraps are used to make a beautiful quilt. One more pile down...so many more to go!

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  4. Your impromptu scrappy project looks great! A somewhat-controlled colorway makes it more interesting.

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  5. My favorite kind of sewing! It feels so great to get those random pieces into something coherent and then quilt it up and give it away :)

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  6. I love this sort of quilt. Great colours.

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  7. I love seeing your progress on using up those scraps. We can make beautiful and loved quilts out of them!

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  8. I’m envious of your progress.

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  9. I have a feeling that projects start themselves in your very fertile and creative studio. You just nudge/guide them along :-)

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  10. You constantly inspire me to use up those scraps - and you make it fun! Nice vortex quilt!

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