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.
Beth (4); Carla (2); Gayle (8); Wilma (1); Riana (8); Ehtelda (2); Ginny (4)
Thank you Carla and thank you for sharing the receipt idea, I like it.
Oh, Gayle! I missed this! Love all the scrappy wonderfulness of it!
Thank you, Ginny
I will be using up a bunch of scraps and a little yardage on my row by row for Montana. Should be lots of fun making a quilt at the cabin. You will hardly hear from me till mid July. I will have emails backed up for sure.
Oh but you will have some sewing time. We lived in Great Falls MT for summers and winters in the early 60s when my dad worked in the underground silos as an electrical engineer. Learned to water ski on the river. My sister and I were the bad girls in 2 piece bathing suits ROFL
Oh you bad girl. (Not)
I am reporting a scrap finish and a scrappy back for 2 points, I think. I posted pics on my photo pages.
OK I have used 3 yards out …. all those swaps helped to deplete some of my scraps.
You did a great job on this quilt.love that you were able to use scraps and ufo items.
I turned in my Montana row by row at Little Timber Quilts in Big Timber, MT, but apparently I was not the first or they just did not get the paperwork in and reported me first. I used their longarm at the shop to quilt it and then machine stitched the binding on as well there. Used 10 rows from 2018 and one from 2017. Will post a photo shortly. I will get to use it for a scrap bust because I did bring fabric from home to get them done.
My Birdies in the T's quilt is a scrap buster, for sure. I did not buy anything for it's completion.