Sunday, October 17, 2021

Oh Scrap! : Still Making Progress

 I didn't find myself with a whole lot of time to sew this week but I did get a few more blocks completed for one of my RSC projects.




I made two of these color blocks in brown.  My brown bin is overflowing so I decided to add a few to my quilt top.  I am using 2" strips and trimming them up to 12" square.




I also realized my gray bin is stuffed too so I made a single block.

I think that leaves me with needing to make three more blocks.  Hopefully I will get them finished this week and the quilt top sewn.




Most of my sewing time this week was spent finishing the pinwheel quilt top.  It is now waiting on my longarm frame to be loaded up and quilted.  
I should be able to finish it up this week and share it on Friday!

It feels good to be making so much progress on all of these scrappy projects!


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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, October 15, 2021

My Happy Little Village

 I continue to make great progress whittling down my UFO list.  I have finally dropped below 20 projects and I have a number of quilts that are entering the final stages.




Today I get to share my Happy Village quilt.




I started this quilt almost a decade ago.  I hade made all the string blocks and then set everything aside.  This has always been a quilt I either wanted to write a pattern or structure a class for.


I used the sew, flip and trim method for my flying geese roofs.  Then I kept all those trimmed triangles to use in the border.





I decided to use my triangles in the opposing corners.  I really like the way it turned out.  I shared a few other ways you can mix up the border in this previous post.




I quilted it with irregularly spaced lines, backed it with a sage print and bound it with the same fabric I used in the roofs.  I am already planning another quilt in this same pattern for the future.  Hopefully this one won't sit around for years.




I really think it is a fun a quilt!  This one measure about 54" square I think.  I would have liked to add another background border but I ran out of fabric.

There are just so many fun quilts you can make from scraps!








I thought this was a great new box club from Annie's Kit Club.  The Genius Box!  This club provides creative, hands-on exploration of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) through totally-awesome projects to engage curious kids.

Use coupon SHARE50 to get a 50% discount on the first month.




Monday, October 11, 2021

Churn, Churn, Churn

 I finally get to share my project from Kelly Young's (My Quilt Infatuation) second quilting book called Scrappy Improv Quilting.  




When Kelly asked me which project I wanted to make, I had a hard time choosing.  There are so many fun projects in this book!  I received a pre-publication copy and I was so impressed with how lovely this book is.  The instructions are easy to understand and the photography and book layout are wonderful.  


As a scrappy quilter, I was so pleased to see that this book is filled with some fun ways to use up those bits every quilter has.  And if you have never done Improv before, Kelly makes the process super easy to be successful.





Here is the mini I completed.  It is called Churn, Churn, Churn.  The little quilt that Kelly made was done in three shades of pink - but I decided to make mine in three different colors.  
I am so pleased with it!

My plan is to hang it in my sewing room once I get a chance to reorganize all the existing minis in there.  I really love how colorful it turned out.


Kelly (My Quilt Infatuation) has been sharing each mini she made from her book over on her blog.  I highly suggest you go check it out - each of them are so pretty.


The Scrappy Improv Quilting Blog Tour has been going on since September.  If you want to see some of the other projects that have been shared, please visit the below blogs.


 Summer BlossomLori @ Crossquilt
 Up, Up, and AwaySandra @ mmm...quilts!


Full SpectrumJayne @ Twiggy and Opal



Chapel WindowKris @ Sew Sunshine


Birds of a FeatherPreeti @ Sew Preeti Quilts  




The Scrappy Improv Quilting Blog Tour future Schedule


Today  OrnamentalGail @ Quilting Gail
             Churn, Churn, ChurnCynthia @ Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

10/13-  Sunset CrossingKate @ Katie Mae Quilts
              Positivity- Sarah @ Sarah Goer Quilts

10/18-  All Dressed UpLinda @ Flourishing Palms
              ShockwaveAnne-Marie @ Stories From the Sewing Room

10/20-  Sweet Bee (a bonus thank-you pattern), Finishing, and Wrap-Up 

Signed copies of Scrappy Improv Quilting are available in Kelly's Etsy Shop.  




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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Oh Scrap! : Scrappy Design Walls

 I am continuing to surf along the wave of finishing momentum.




I only finished two scrappy blocks this week.  I have had these blocks cut and just waiting by my sewing machine for months.




I did move the completed blocks for this RSC quilt into my sewing room.  Now I can identify what additional colors I need.  I know I want a couple brown, at least one more yellow and another blue.  Then I will see what I think.




What I have been focusing on this week is finishing up this pinwheel quilt top.  It is hard to see but I have been working on attaching all the low volume sashing between the blocks.  Hard to believe all the pinwheels are made with bonus HSTs from trimmed corners.

After I get these quilt tops finished, I still have one more RSC project for 2020.  I think that one needs 12 more blocks....Looks like I will be finishing them all up before the end of the year!


Now I am ready to see what you are working on!



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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! 

Friday, October 8, 2021

First 2021 RSC Finish

 I love this time of year.  Not only is it my favorite season, it is also the time of year when quilters wrap up their Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts.  They are always so exciting to see.




I have finished my scrappy Well Suited quilt.  When I started this quilt, I wanted to work on cleaning out some of the "unwanted" big chunks of scraps clogging up my scrap bins.




I used solid scraps for the center flying scraps and then paired them with a coordinating print.  This quilt was all about making space in the scrap bins!




I could have used just about anything on the back but I was in the mood for red.  So I used a print I had purchased from Connecting Threads.  I also used a red print I had in my stash for the binding.




Well Suited is the first pattern module of my Scrap Mixology series.  This is the fifth or sixth quilt I have made and each one looks so different!




The Scrap Mixology patterns are designed around a basic block.  Each module is about 14 pages and includes the instructions for the block along with lots of ways to "mix up" the design through small changes in color placement or components.




This version is very similar to the one I just completed except I used a color placement that gives the effect of a woven design.




Here is ne I made using black and whites in the 9 patches and primary colored prints.




This one is one of my favorites.  I used the pinwheel option for this one.




But I do like this one too!


So far I have completed three Scrap Mixology patterns.  I am hoping to release the fourth one later this month.  Wait until you see the quilts made for this one!


You can see all the Scrap Mixology patterns I have released to date on this page.  They are available as pdf downloads in my Etsy shop and my Payhip store.

All of the Scrap Mixology blocks make great Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts.  
It is almost time to start choosing blocks for 2022.


I have three more RSC quilts to finish before the end of the year.
I had better get sewing!





All holiday fabric is on sale at Connecting Threads.  Grab it before it is gone!





Sunday, October 3, 2021

Oh Scrap! : Progress

 I knew my little scrappy house project would be a fairly fast finish.  I already have the center of the quilt top all sewn up.



I decide to keep the strips vertical and stagger the houses.




Now it is time to decide how to use the HSTs for a border.  I have enough to create this pattern on two sides to make an asymmetrical design.





Or I could add this sawtooth design to two corners.




To make the quilt more of a rectangular shape, I could add this design to the top and bottom of the quilt.





Pinwheels are always fun.  I could put them in the corners or I could add them in an off center design





I could also turn them into a few flying geese and put them in two corners.  I might have to spend a few days pondering which one to choose.  

Do you have a favorite?


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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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