Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Scrap Busting!

Lately, I have been spending quite a bit of time thumbing through my stash and digging though my various scrap bins.  In some way, I am looking for some inspiration for future quilts but I have also been trying to come up with some plans to attack fabrics that have been hanging around for far too long.  Over the last few weeks, I have come up with a few ideas.


First, did you see that Crazy Mom Quilts is doing a scrappy Quilt Along again?  She announced it about a week ago here.  I knew I would participate but I have been trying to decide what fabric/colors I wanted to use in my quilt.



It has been years since I dealt with my multi-colored/black scraps.  The last quilt I made was this scrappy beauty.  So rather than start with a background, like Amanda Jean suggest, I decided to start with these scraps.



From there, I chose this black and white cross hatch to use as the background.  I think this will work nicely!  I will also need one other fabric for the cornerstones but I will wait until I have a stack of strip sets sewn up before I make a decision. 

I am looking forward to this quilt - it as been a while since I have been really inspired!



To bust through even more scraps, I just received three new dies for my Accuquilt fabric cutter.  They recently had a 50% off sale so I picked up the 6.5" Tumbler, the nested Triangles and a 2.5" x 4.5" rectangle.  All of these dies can be used to make scrappy one block quilts so I will just need to choose colors and start cutting.  I hope to share something more on this soon!

BTW - If you are looking for inspiration or ideas for using your own dies, Accuquilt has a great free pattern library full of lots of quilt ideas.

Time for me to get to cutting!






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13 comments:

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

I'll be looking forward to this quilt-a-long. I love to see scrap quilts come together. I desperately need to do a few myself right now. My "To-Do" list is much longer than my hours of the day. --Andrea

julieQ said...

Thank you for the link and heads up!! This will be a perfect string buster for me!

Karen's Korner said...

This looks like it will end up a fun quilt. Watching with anticipation.

Jo said...

Hope to see some scrappy quilts started soon

Libby in TN said...

Ahh, now I see how I inspired you. I look forward to seeing how this one develops.

Jayne said...

Hopefully those dies will give you more inspiration! What a fun quilt along...tempting....tempting! I also can't wait to see your plan of attack in action with your future quilts!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

It's going to be fun to see this one come together! I like those brights on black - I don't have anything like that in my stash at all. Enjoy the process!

Alison said...

I love your black and bright idea for the June quilt! I keep going back and forth if I should participate or not, but will likely hold off until I finish another leader and ender quilt I am currently working on.

SarahB said...

The black is exciting! I love how the same pattern of quilt can be used so differently. I'm excited to see how this quilt turns out!

Mystic Quilter said...

We must be on the same wave length Cynthia, I have spent two days cutting all my black Hoffman fabrics from many years ago, love the fabrics you're pulling there.

The Joyful Quilter said...

I'll be interested to see what you do for the cornerstones for the June QAL. I've got background and cornerstones already chosen. Ready to dig through some scraps later this week to begin making String blocks. Fun, fun, fun!!

gayle said...

Oh, I love string quilts, and yours is going to be gorgeous using those fabrics! I can't wait to see it!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Can't wait to see what yo come up with!! I need to tackle some more of mine too..... Sigh

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