Sunday, March 7, 2021

Oh Scrap! : Not Much to Share

 Springtime keeps teasing us here in the PNW so I find myself wanting to be outside whenever the sun is out.  Lots of cleanup to do so all the gardens are ready to plant soon.




I did get my green scraps out and started cutting for all my RSC blocks.  I finished sewing two of my postage stamp blocks and one of my Well Suited blocks.  The tiny pinwheel is made with the bonus triangles from the flying geese - gotta use every last bit!




Most of my sewing time lately is spent sewing all the Covered in Love blocks together.  I have quilted the second Fiddlesticks and hope to finish the binding this week.  I should be ready to share it in Friday's Finish post.  I have the first of the red/white/blue quilt top loaded up on my machine.  So now I have to quilt it up before I can go on to something else!

So many pretty star blocks!


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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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Love Laugh Quilt (Monday Making)



Connecting Threads has added lots of 108" backing fabrics to their inventory. 

 Some of my favorites are back in stock!



Friday, March 5, 2021

A Log Cabin Finish

 One of my incentives for starting a scrap quilt is that a color bin is so stuffed, I cannot fit it back in its location on the shelf.  Such was the case with my brown scrap bin a few months ago.




So I got to cutting those scraps into 1.5" strips, added some cream colored scraps and made some courthouse steps blocks.





My navy blue scraps were overflowing too so I decided to make a few of these blocks too.




Well, today I am ready to share the finish!



I created a few half blocks in blue to put on the top and bottom of the columns so that I created a staggered layout.  I am really pleased with how it turned out!




Here it is with some of my daffodils.  They are a wonderful sign of spring!




I didn't have any brown backing fabric so I traded with a friend.  She had four yards in her stash she didn't think she would ever use and I gave her a whimsical black and white print that I know she will have lots of opportunity to use.  A win win for both of us!

I am not usually a fan of brown but I do like how this quilt turned out.  Hopefully now that I cleaned out a lot of my brown scraps, I won't have to make another brown quilt for a while.


Enjoy your weekend!




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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Oh Scrap! : Loose Ends

 With the end of February coming up fast, I spent the last week cleaning up some of my scrap projects and making sure I had all my yellow blocks completed.




I did get my little blocks completed for the RSC Full Stop sampler quilt.  I am not sure yet how I am going to put all the blocks together so I only made a few of these.




I also sewed together the next set of blocks for Covered in Love.  I plan on loading it next on my longarm.  Now I will start to sew together all the red, white and blue stars.




I also dug out this old UFO.  Remember this?  I was thinking I needed some yellow blocks but I think I am just going to limit the colors to just those I have already sewn.  At this point, I think I just need to focus on making the tiniest blocks - the circle finishes at 5" for those!  I was happy to see green is the color for March.  That means I can make some more progress on this one...

I hope you hare having a Scrappy Weekend!


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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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Friday, February 26, 2021

Fiddlesticks

 I am happy to share the first quilt finish of the Covered in Love blocks sent to me by Kat over at Kat and Cat Quilts.




Kat called this block Fiddlesticks.  I really love how these blocks look all together.




Do you see your blocks?  I have to say everyone's blocks were so beautifully done.




Or maybe your blocks are over here...




I still have another stack of blocks to make a second quilt.  
I divided up the blocks into two stacks - 

red block for you...red block for you.
etc.

Turquoise and yellow were the most popular block colors.  
Not a lot of pink, purple or green people out there!



I quilted irregularly space horizontal lines in a light blue thread.  Kat also sent all the backings - this one got a pretty floral with a green inset down the back to make it wide enough.

Thanks to all who donated blocks.  It was so fun to see all the fun scraps!
Quilt #2 is already in the works.  When the blocks are already finished it doesn't take long to get the quilt top together!

Covered in Love is one of the organizations taking quilts this year for the Hands2Help quilt drive.  
I am already planning my quilts for the event!






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I was so happy to see that Laurel Burch precuts are now available at Connecting Threads.

The colors are amazing!

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Completely Side Tracked!

 This weekend, a dear friend sent me a text to let me know she was bringing me a quilt to have quilted.  Then she asked..."I found some orphan blocks.  Do you want them?"

Well, you can guess what my answers was!




Now I have no reason to adopt more orphan blocks.  I have already outgrown my orphan block suitcase and the second box I created is already over-flowing.  But the temptation of something new to play with was just too strong.



There are quite an assortment of various blocks but the ones that caught my attention were some improv Halloween themed blocks.  These are actually about 5 x 10" and there are quite a few in various states of completion.  

So even though I have CIL blocks to sew into tops, lots of other UFOs of my own to finish up and quilts to complete for my next Scrap Mixology pattern release, I am entirely focused on these.

...of course I am.  And I know that is not a surprise to any of you :)


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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Oh Scrap! : Orange is Always a Good Choice

 There is no real reason why I made the scrap blocks I did this week except Orange is always a good choice to sew with!



The main focus this last week was to start sewing all the Covered In Love blocks into some quilt tops so I can start quilting them.  So I used these postage stamp blocks for one of my RSC quilts as a leader/ender project.

I now have a total of 21 blocks completed.  I think that is the halfway point on this project.  As I come across a solid I haven't used in any of the finished blocks, I am just cutting it and sewing up the block.

I hope to finish this quilt this Spring so I can donate it to the Hands2Help quilt drive.


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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! 

Quilting is more fun than Housework



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Friday, February 19, 2021

Another Chaser Block Finish

 I thought this week I would share another scrap quilt finish I made using my Chaser block pattern.



This version of the pattern uses HSTs and creates a completely different look than previous versions.  I used this quilt to focus on using some of the larger chunks of fabrics in my scrap bin.




It made such a fun rainbow scrap quilt.




Just a reminder of the two previous quilts I made using the same pattern.  Kind of hard to believe that so many different designs can be made with just minor changes to a block.  

And I continue to think of more :)

The Chaser block is one of my Scrap Mixology pattern modules.  This module is 15 pages and includes lots of ways to mix this block design up. 

It is super simple to make and can be modified to use lots of scrap sizes.


All of my Scrap Mixology pattern downloads are available in both my Etsy shop and my Payhip shop.  I look forward to seeing how they inspire you to use your scraps!



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I thought I would make all of you aware of the upcoming sale on the AccuQuilt  GO! Cutters this weekend. The sale runs from 2/19 to 2/25 and features the best pricing on the GO! Cutters outside of Black Friday.

It's a fantastic cutter at a fantastic price! 

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

A Mini Quilt Show

 Pretty regularly, I receive photos of quilts made using one of my patterns.  I always love to see them and thought I would share a few of them with you today.



Here is a wonderful quilt made from my Wiggle Time pattern.  I love the solid color and the quilting she added that "wiggles" across the quilt..  This lap size pattern takes five fat quarters and some background fabric - you probably have the fabric in your stash!



This quilt was made using my All That Jazz pattern.  After seeing this one, I remembered I have a tub full of neutrals like black and taupe fabrics that would be perfect for this pattern.




Check out these two quilts made from my Spin! pattern.  I even had the pleasure of quilting the orange one.  I think it is the first quilt I have seen in that orange/gray combination...

I like it!



My Summertime Blossoms pattern was used to make this sweet little baby quilt.




And finally, I also received a photo of  this Geese Migration quilt.  The color work is amazing!  I really love to teach this class and I look forward to someday getting back out sewing with new and old friends.  Hopefully that will happen someday soon!


You can buy my patterns from my Etsy shop or from my Payhip store.  
I hope you share photos of what you make...It always makes my day to see them!

I am sorry to hear so many of you are buried in snow right now and many are without power.
Stay home and stay safe!







Are you a fan of batik fabrics?  Did you know that Connecting Threads now carries a number of manufacturers at great prices. 

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Oh Scrap! : More Scrap Blocks

 Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!

I have been slowly working through more of my scrap blocks for the month of February.  I realized when I was writing this post that I forgot to write about my finish this week.  I guess you will have to wait a bit to see it next Friday.



I had previously made the yellow blocks for my Half Rectangular Triangles (HRTs).  So no progress on this project for February.




I also previously made my postage stamp blocks in yellow.  But when I had my blue and brown scrap bins out, I came across some solid scraps that were large enough to make some of the blocks I need.  Soon enough one brown and four blue blocks were completed and ready to be added to the stack.




Here are all the blocks I have finished to date.  I think I want to make a 6 x 7 block layout so I need to track down more shades of solids.  I definitely need some green and orange.  My plan for this quilt is to donate it for the Hands2Help quilt drive so I will be finishing this one up over the next couple months.




And finally I finished three more of my scrappy blocks for this quilt.  I am making them from 2" strips and trimming the blocks to 12" square.  I think I have seen this block referred to as a Lego block.  It is a great design to use up the odd bits in the scrap bin.


That is it for my scrap quilting this week.  I hope all of you are staying safe and warm.  No snow or ice here but the weather quickly cycles between sunny and gloomy in a matter of minutes.


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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! 

Quilting is more fun than Housework


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter





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In case you missed it, the Fat Quarter Shop is featuring Bella Solids as one of their Basic of the Month for February.  Check it out!


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