Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
This thread will be to help you bust some scraps. We will not count scraps into yardage, but by completed projects. At that time, you should be able to tell if you busted some scraps. Personally I have lots of tubs, and I do mean the 50 gallon size tubs full of scraps. Let us all be zealous to complete as many scrap quilts as possible!
Make anything you want to make. Google search for scrap quilts or scrap projects; Pintrest, several books, be creative. I am sure you have a pattern or two for scrap projects and quilts. If you find a good pattern, please share. There have been pot holders made (2), purses, slippers, mug rugs(4), quilts (1), placemats (4) etc. The choice is yours. The purpose of this challenge is to use your scraps. Crump blocks make wonderful pot holders.
You MUST use scraps. A scrap size is no bigger than a 10” piece of fabric. If you have a fat quarter, that is not a scrap. No, a layer cake is not a pile of scraps. If you have a couple left from your layer cake, that is a scrap to me.
Report on your progress each step of the way. This will encourage all of us to get on the ball and join in the cause of busting some scraps.
If you can, and only if you can, post photos of your progress. If you can't post, don't fret please. It is just for us visual people.
Celebrate at the end of a completed quilt or project.
There is no actual start date so you may join in during the year.
You may use, only from your stash, up to 3 yards of a base fabric for your scrap quilt/project.
If you only use scrap fabric for your quilt, you get an extra bonus entry for the prize.
Orphan blocks may be used with your scrap quilt/project.
Your quilt(s) will need to be completed this year to qualify for a prize. Yes, there is a prize in the end. (Will be disclosed later) No, not more scraps. LOL. Quilters who have completed a scrap quilt this year, will have their name put in a drawing, and at end of year, will pull out of the hat and announce. Yes, you may do more than one, ten or even 30 if you so desire.
Really like these. Nice job.
Great color groupings, Riana! You are really good at putting colors together in a pleasing way.
Thankyou, Ginny...next one is going to be in aquas :-)
Very nice Rinna. I enjoy seeing someone use the poor orphan blocks.
well done, Riana
Nice use of those orphans. I have a few to use up myself. Hmm, ideas rolling now. Look forward to seeing them completed. Glad you are teaching some quilting.
I seem to collect them, Carla, as l almost always to a test block using scraps whenever l ty a new block out or change one up :.)
I've been making hexagons with no actual pattern in mind. I'll play around with ideas when I see what I've got. It's a great way to use up scraps. Got to get out all those orphan blocks and come up with a plan. I didn't even think of those, you inspired me Riana. It's fun to share ideas with everyone, I learn a lot more than I contribute.
Sorry I am so late ~ count me in again this year. I think I will go for 50 this year ... :)
Oh and I forgot .. I have 2 IN .. found some flannel backing for two baby quilts that will be finished this week :)
Will do Deanna
So just noticed this ... instead of stash busting, we are scrap busting. Do I get into this group, or is there another 'stash' group ? Just checking .. I have plenty of scraps everywhere .. and even the twins' log cabins I have put together with 'scraps' ...