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.
We are doing both. There is another thread for stashbusting and this one is scrap busting.
:You can play along in both.
Count me in this year. I am trying to cut HST blocks from my scraps to do leader and ender projects. Hoping to get Jamestown landing or Ocean Waves done. Does my backing fabric count against me if I need to use a large piece because I am making a bed-sized quilt? If so, I don't think I can participate.
I don't think backings count, Chris. I read the rules above again and it only talks about the top being constructed in scraps, so I think you would be fine. If you do make a scrappy backing, making the entire quilt of scraps, you get an additional bonus entry in your total for the year.
Yep, you are right Ginny.
Absolutely not! Backing is a given if making a quilt.
Mine won't get quilted for a month or so.
Riana and Carla are in the run for finishing a scrap project first. I did get a top done, just not able to get on longarm yet. When I do, the fabric and thread will fly out the door.
All of the block frames on my latest finish are from scraps. I am not sure if or how that counts. I will post a picture on my page when I can
Prizes for last year's scrap busting will go out this week. I am finally able to stand a few minutes on foot without crutches or assistance. Going to make the best of those moments. Yeah, I know not supposed till Feb. 20th, but foot is doing alright and almost no pain in it. When it gets to much, I ice and elevate. Think it is going to be over sooner than then.