Sunday, December 19, 2021

Oh Scrap! : Back on Track

 First of all, sorry I missed the link up last week.  It was a first in the nine years I have been hosting this weekly event.  I totally lost track of time and before I knew it, Sunday was half over.  So, feel free to link up your older post if you like.

I have been busy sewing these scrappy bits together.

Originally my plan was to sew them in horizontal strips like this.

I really do like how this looks...

But as I continued to work on them, the thought of matching all those points was very unappealing to me.  So, I decided to sew them up into groups of four and rotate them.  This will be so much easier to assemble!  I am pretty sure this quilt will just get donated so why make it harder than it needs to be.

I also finished up two low volume improv placemats in red.  I just need to find some backings, quilt them up and trim them to size. Then I can slowly work on attaching all the bindings.   I think I have enough bits to make one more in red then I will be moving onto some with blue.

I have a couple sew days with friends scheduled soon so I look forward to making a lot of progress on both of these projects.

So many 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!
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  • 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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  1. The indigo strip arranged in squares add a lot of good framing power. Your placemats are so cute with all that variety!!!

  2. I loved your original plan for the indigo and yellow/orange blocks in horizontal rows, but totally understand how slow it would be to join them together. Who needs that! The rotating blocks give the piece great movement.

  3. I agree with Julie's comment. There are too many quilts to be designed and made to spend a bunch of time matching intersections! Sew on!

  4. This will be a pretty quilt and will warm someone in need.

  5. I really like your unique layout for those lozenges.

  6. No post from me this week because my kids have been here, but I love seeing what you've been working on! The blue strips with orange corners look great in that layout. Fun new placemats, too. Have a great Sunday!

  7. First time in nine years??? That is quite a good record in my opinion. Love the low volume bits. Very pretty!

  8. Amazing how those blocks look in different layouts. I can see why you'd prefer the second to avoid all the point matching. I'm going to be watching your placemats closely. I enjoyed making a few this year and just might decide to continue that habit with RSC colors next year. Our Meals on Wheels program collects them.

  9. I love putting blocks together into manageable groups. My work space is very tiny so any time I can do that, I do. I think these look wonderful. I have an idea for low volume placemats like that that I thought I would applique a flower in the corner or something. Do you think that would work?

  10. I have never wanted prairie points on a quilt as much as I want it for this quilt. I think it would be an absolutely smashing border treatment.

  11. No worries, Cynthia! You are entitled to a day off every once in a blue mon. :P

  12. I love your scrappy works. You inspire me a lot. Thank you.

  13. Missed you last week -- glad it was just a slip and that you're okay. I like the rick-rack effect of the revised version of your black-and-bright blocks.

  14. Oh well, after so many years, a day off is well deserved! Love the low volume bits.

  15. I love the rotated version, sometimes we need to simplify so we can get on to the next project :)


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