Sunday, March 10, 2024

Oh Scrap! : From Leftovers

 Sometimes quilts happen very quickly!

I was actually doing a bit of clean up in the stash and came across a number of autumn-colored big scraps.  Most of them were trimmings from backing.  It was easy to see the quilt hidden in them.

I quickly sketched out a block and got to cutting all those scraps up.  
In no time at all I had a finished quilt top.

I was gifted this great angel backing fabric.  The colors are perfect!

I have a new elf to help with quilting.  Laura just got a longarm and is using some of these quilts to practice on.  Her machine is computerized and getting used to the programing takes a lot of time. She did a wonderful job on this quilt - she put in some loops and lovely leaves to go with the fall theme.

I am so grateful for all the help I am getting on these quilts!

This quilt measures 54" x 63".

Do you sometimes see a quilt in a pile of 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! 

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Gretchen Weaver said...

I often see quilts in piles of scraps but there just isn't time to make them all! Cute quilt, a good practice quilting quilt. Happy stitching!

Kate said...

That one came together quickly. Love how you saw the hidden quilt, very cool approach.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That's a great block to feature those pretty fall colors and prints! I love the turquoise in it. I'm so happy to hear you've got another long-armer who'll help out - you've been making an amazing amount of quilts! Have a great Sunday, Cyndy!

Julierose said...

Wonderful quilt you saw in your pile of scraps!! Such a great feeling when that vision all comes together so well as yours has, isn't it? Great job
Hugs, Julierose

Chantal said...

Great job! Simple blocks can make a great quilt and this is one of them. I see some fussy cutting was used to showcase lovely prints. Very well done! I love it when you talk about your process. So interesting to know how others work. I see quilts in scraps all. The. Time. Probably the first reason why I can't give away my scraps is because I see the potential in them. Congrats to Laura for joining the team! ;^) said...

Oh to have your talent for seeing a quilt hidden in the scraps! This is such a clever block as it gives lots of movement to the quilt depending on how it is placed. . . reminds me of falling leaves in fall! While I like the fall colors, I'm really looking forward to Spring!!!!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Nice quilt! I love fall colors. You did well, spotting that quilt hidden in the scraps! I have a hard time deciding what the scraps are trying to tell me. Too many possibilities, too little time.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I love the colours in this quilt! Definitely autumn jewel kind of tones.

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh yes, those scraps were definitely asking to be made into a quilt. Hooray for Laura, another elf to help get these quilts finished!

Annmarie said...

That is amazing & wonderful. What a great use of scraps!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Dang, Cynthia! I got sidetracked and didn't link up this week's ProjectQUILTING entry. :o((
Congrats on your Quilting Fairy AND a great "leftover" quilt!!

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