Sunday, May 20, 2018

Oh Scrap! : This and That

I am still not finding a lot of time in my sewing room but I did get out a few bins of scraps and make a few blocks.




First on my list was to make my pink Squared Away blocks for May.  The one on the right isn't quite as pale as it looks but the pink I chose is a bit light.  When I go to put the top together, I will need to decide if I need to remake.  Right now I will just store it with the rest of my blocks.



I also wanted to finish my 16-patch blocks for this donation quilt.  I was using my leftover binding strips to make the 16-patch blocks.  I sewed up all of the strips that were long enough and came up a few blocks short.  But never fear, I just went to my orphan block box and pulled a few that I think will work just fine in the quilt.

Now I need to spend time balancing out the colors and designs.  Soon this one should be a quilt top!

That was about all of the scrap quilting I did this week. 
I hope you share your scrappy inspiration below!


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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, May 18, 2018

A Friday Finish

Even though the weather here in Oregon has been beautiful, I found some indoor time to get a quilt of my own onto my frame.


I love it when a finished quilt was made entirely from scraps and stash!  Lots of old stringy black scraps went into this quilt.



I did use some Essex yarn dyed linen from my stash for the large squares.  And the bright dots used in the cornerstones is a piece I acquired years ago.  It feels good to find it a home finally.



I decided to just quilt a panto called Rosie on this one in a black thread.  I knew the pattern would fill in those gray squares nicely.



The quilting also worked with the stash piece I used for the backing.  I was gifted this large fruit and floral fabric - it really brightened up the quilt.  It is a fun surprise when you turn the quilt over!

I hope all of you are seeing some nice weather and enjoying the outdoors.  My vegetable gardens are now planted and I am busy plucking all the weeds that try to take up residence in my flower beds this time of year.  It is a battle!

Have a great weekend!


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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Oh Scrap! : Happy Mother's Day

First, Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful moms out there.  I thought I would share a few of my garden flowers with you!


 My clematis is already starting to  put on a show.




Two of my peony varieties are blooming.
Still to come are the dark red, soft pink, coral and peach.




I have many rhododendrons in my yard but this pale lavender one is my favorite.  It looks so boring from a distance but get up close and there are so many colors to it.




My lewisia is also blooming right now in my sedum garden.  Bursts of pink, coral, magenta, white, peach and yellow.  I love their small dainty flower!


...and speaking of pink - I have been spending some time indoors sewing up my RSC blocks.



Seven more of these blocks for a donation quilt I am working on.  I now have a total of 35 blocks completed and think I will need 63 for my quilt.  I am already over halfway there!




I also sewed up 6 more Kaffe Fassett bowtie blocks.  I am planning on a queen sized quilt so I still have a ways to go.


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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, May 11, 2018

A Mini Quilt Show

One of the things I love the most is to see a quilt that was made using one of my patterns.  It is so rewarding to see how different each quilt looks.

Recently a number of these quilts have been shared with me so I thought I would post them here so you could see them too!



One of my client's is getting ready for the 4th of July with this red, white and blue rendition of my Spin! pattern.  She pulled all of the fabrics from her scrap bin!


A former student of my Spin! class sent me this photo of her quilt top.  I love how she pulled the colors in the spin out to the border.  Quilters are so clever!




I also had the pleasure of quilting up this Wiggle Time quilt featuring Oregon Duck fabrics.  This quilt will be perfect for game day!



And here is a scrappy version of the same pattern.
So many fun fabrics to explore on this one.


And last week I quilted up this Geese Migration quilt made by one of the students of a past class.  

If any of you make a quilt using one of my designs, I hope you share a photo with me.  I always find it so interesting how each quilt has a unique personality!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Stash Statement Quilts




Have you been noticing all the lovely quilts popping up on the internet made from Kelly's Stash Statement book lately?  Kelly blogs over at My Quilt Infatuation and is currently hosting a blog hop right now sharing the many scrappy patterns from her new book.




I will be sharing a quilt I am working on out of the book but you will have to wait until the end of June to see it.  Sorry! But above is a sneak peek to show you that I am working away on it!



But what I wanted to share with you - as I was doing a little shopping at Connecting Threads for some backing fabrics, I noticed that they currently have all of their books on sale for 40% off right now - including new books like Stash Statement!  So if there are some books you are wanting to purchase, you might want to see if they have it in stock.

What a deal!







Sunday, May 6, 2018

Oh Scrap! : Chasing Full Bins

I thought I would spend some time Saturday cleaning up my sewing room.  Once I stored all the piles of bits away, I discovered my bin of leftover bindings was overflowing it's brim!



I cut my bindings 2.5" wide so turning them into 16 patch blacks just requires pieces that are over 20" long paired up with a complimentary color.  In no time at all, I finished up these 21 blocks and have a number of strips next to my machine awaiting some time to sew.



This design is one of my Scrap-A-Palooza quilts.  You can read more about how I make them and see more quilts here.  

I am hoping if I put together a donation quilt top from this bin, it will be a bit before it will need attention again.  Then I can focus on the next scraps that are overflowing their storage!


How do you decide what scrap quilt you are going to work on next?


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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

So if you love scrappy projects, feel free to grab my button for your sidebar or posts and get ready to share all your wonderful projects from scraps.  And if you have a great idea for using scraps and would like to be featured, feel free to contact me!














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