Sunday, July 4, 2021

Oh Scrap! : Seeing a Trend

 Happy Fourth to all of those in the US.  It was nice that our weather cooled somewhat so many can get out and enjoy the holiday weekend.  I still decided to stay home close to the AC and sew.

I am finding myself excited about a new project I started.  I am always on the lookout for scrap quilt inspiration and recently I have been noticing I have a lot of turquoise, lime and black/gray fabric.

Like...A LOT.

So I started pulling them and cutting them into 2.5" squares.  I found quite a bit of my fabric was already cut into 2.5" strips so the process was pretty easy.

I decided to sew the squares up into these 16 patches.

The next step was to pull some solid bits and frame them.  I like what I am seeing so far!

Even after sewing up quite a few blocks, I realized I am not putting a dent in the amount of scraps I have.  So I think I am going to shoot for a larger twin sized quilt. 

 To speed up the cutting process, I got out my AccuQuilt cutter and the 2.5" multiples die.  I love that I can cut up to 12 squares from one chunk of fabric.  In just a few minutes I had enough squares cut for most of the quilt top. Now I can quickly get to the sewing and I am not going to be wondering why my hands are so sore!

Have a great weekend....I will be in my sewing room playing with scraps!


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

Linking Up:

Love Laugh Quilt (Monday Making)

AccuQuilt has a number of  promotions going on over the holiday weekend. They have lots of options on cutting systems and a huge variety of available dies.


  1. That's such a pretty color combination! I'll enjoy seeing what you do with those blocks. Have a great Sunday, Cyndy!

  2. That makes for an interesting color story, Cynthia. I'm always interested to see what scrappy fun you have on the go. Have a festive (sewing) 4th!

  3. Great color combination! Sometimes simplest is best.

  4. I love where this project is taking you! What a blessing to have your AccuQuilt cutter...more time to sew! Happy 4th!

  5. What a great color combination and your number of scraps continues to amaze me!! I've not made a postage stamp type block; but I might have to delve into some now!

  6. what a fresh color combo this is! I know what you mean about scraps, I open the box and take out a bed quilt worth and still can't reclose the box! But I love them and it would be sad to have none left, right?

  7. Hi,
    Beautiful 16 colorful
    and love the green. Have a great day!

  8. It has been nice and cool today here too, but how wonderful that you are staying in and working on such pretty blocks. Have a Happy 4th and thank you for hosting the link party.

  9. Lovely colors for a pretty new quilt.

  10. Great idea for your quilt. And, I love my multiple cuts 2.5" die. Although I admit I haven't put it to use recently. Glad your weather is moderating. We had a great weekend but it'll soar back into the 90s with high humidity during the week. Bah!

  11. Definitely liking he colour combination!

  12. What a perfect combination of pretty colors. These will make a str
    Inking quilt.

  13. Now, if I could just GET to my bins of fabric...!


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