Sunday, April 22, 2018

Oh Scrap! : Squared Away Blocks

Have you been seeing all the April Squared Away blocks popping up on blogs recently? 
I am in love!


The 4X Star design is absolutely perfect in the color yellow.  Perfect for spring!



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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, April 20, 2018

Hands2Help Quilt Finish

I have participated in the Hands2Help Quilt Drive (hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict) for the last few years.  In fact, this year I will be a guest blogger on her blog Sunday the 22nd.  I will be talking about using scraps to make donation quilts.



I decided to make another quilt this year for Happy Chemo.  I wanted my quilt to be bright and happy so I decided on pink and yellow.  I pulled a few yellows, a few pinks and some fabrics with both colors in them.  I thought something brighter might be called for so I grabbed a few hot pinks to add to the mix.



I wanted this quilt to be 100% scrappy.  To ensure the best yield from my fabrics, I decided to cut 5 x 8" rectangles.  I also cut some 1.5" wide sticks from one of the hot pink fabrics.




So I didn't have to lay out a bunch of small pieces up on my design wall, I sewed up some of the fabrics into the above components.  I think this just speeds up the assembly process.




I then just added in bits to make the quilt as wide and as long as I wanted.  Once I sewed all my rectangles into rows, my quilt wasn't going to be quite long enough so I added in some pink horizontal strips.



Sorry about the poor photo but it really is a bright happy quilt.  I thought the pink color was appropriate for someone to snuggle with while receiving chemo.



 Even the back is in soft pinks and yellow.  

The quilt has already been sent off to Emily and I hope it can brighten someone's day real soon.

If you want to find out more information about the Hands2Help event, you can read about it more on Sarah's blog.  There is still time to join in!




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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Happy Mail

About a month ago, I shared that I had entered my gray and plum bowtie quilt in the Fat Quarter Shop AGF Color Master contest.



Well, thanks to so many of you who went out and voted, I came in second place!  There were so many amazing projects, I was quite pleased to have won.


One of my winnings was a half yard AGF Color Master box.  I got to choose my color and decided to go with the winter wheat edition.  It is always so fun to receive fabric in the mail!



My stash of low volume fabrics is pretty depleted so having ten new half yard cuts to add to the mix makes me so happy.  I love that these boxes have such a nice selection of geometrics, solids and florals.

I have to admit that I think these Color Master boxes are brilliant.  I really like that they are by color and not collection.  It makes building up your stash so very easy.  And I love that you can buy either fat quarter or half yard cuts. 

I am sure many more of these will land in my shopping cart in the future.

And while I am talking about fabric, there are a few great buys I want to bring to your attention.


Nesting Box Mystery Quilting Box

If you like subscription boxes, the Fat Quarter Shop currently has their Nesting Box on sale.  It is a limited edition mystery box that includes 11 charming items including fabric, notions and more.  The box retails for over $120 but they are selling it for only $74.98 plus shipping.



As a longarm quilter, quilts using Elizabeth Hartman's patterns are frequently on my frame.  I have enjoyed each and every one!  If you have been wanting to make one yourself, I see that Connecting Threads has all of her patterns 25% off right now.

Connecting Threads also has all of their wide backings on sale and has moved a number of their quilt kits to their clearance section.  I always love saving money!

Thanks so much for the support!  




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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Oh Scrap! : Yellow


Time to get out the yellow scraps!



I don't often sew with a lot of yellow but thanks to a number of generous quilters who shared some scraps with me, I had lots of bits to choose from for my RSC "ladder" blocks.

A few of the blocks are a little on the pale side but I think they will play just fine with all the rainbow blocks once they are made into a quilt top.


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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
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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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