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)
For both girl. They are two different challenges.
Riana, that is so cute. Cleaning out the stash bin is good.
That is definitely a scrap quilt!
Those are so sweet! Love them.
Oooh, I like these, Beth! They are so Springy! Perfect Mother's Day gifts!
Oh these are quite nice. Definitely feels like Spring.
Both are very pretty, Beth
Lovely spring flowers, curious as to why you need 2?
Actually, if I had time I would have made three, one for each mother. Husband has a mother and step-mother (I prefer the step-mother mostly) and my mom. I made four coasters for step-mom because I did not have time to make another one. For her birthday I will make an embroidered cactus runner since she has moved down to LaQuinta, CA. Told her to use the coasters by the pool to remind her of home. She just recently retired and bought a house down there. Hoping I can go down next January for the Road to CA show and stay with her since she is only 24 miles away. that could be fun. It is getting hubby to agree.
Well I dug out my scrap strips and going to make up a bunch of nine patches. Will be fun to see how it looks when done.