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 (10); Ehtelda (2); Ginny (9); Anna (2)
great ideas .. I would never run out of things to make hahaha My scrap piles are growing everywhere !
I believe I am caught up with everyone's fun scrap projects. Hopefully I will get to some soon. Did take Becky Goldsmith class on her Bullseye quilt and believe I will be making a scrap one soon.
Well there we go, another terrific finish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My latest finish - my DDIL's Christmas stocking. She loves purple! All of this from scraps...and it's lined. Anyone else get befuddled with stocking directions? Man, I think I read the directions half a dozen times before I got it and I've made several stockings in the past! SMH I think it is the WAY they direct you, not the actual doing it. Some are easy and some are just ...Sheesh!
Very pretty and well done. Yes some instructions forget to KISS
Thanks, Gayle! Yes, my brain definitely needs the KISS plan, sometimes.
Love this stocking.
Thank you, Beth! And thanks for the name in cuddle fabric for the cuff that you did for me. It made it even more special!
Have made several small items from scraps , think would qualify as 2 finishes for this challenge. No pictures, sorry, my photographer is not taking pictures lately.
This one used up 2 yards of pink that I have had in my stash for some time, and a bunch of pink and purple and yellow scraps. Still have to add a border, but feeling good that I have reduced my fabric load a bit.