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)

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It is simply stunning Ginny!

My quilt inspector seems to have found a thread l forgot to bury,lol. You'll recognize the back as the scrappy pieced flannel l posted earlier ( last of those). The front is scrappy as well.

I think my tablerunner is another scrap finish. It was in pieces and nothing was bought for it. 

I believe I got all of your's Ginny.  The total is four, but  want to be sure.  Let me know.

My scissor holder and mug rug are finishes, too, Beth. They are smaller, but they are mighty! 

Here's my latest from bits & pieces and a few orphans. The back is also pieced...however those chunks are much larger than 10".

Oh, I like this, Riana! So much to look at!  Please post a flatter image so we can check it out better! :c))

Here you go, Ginny. I've tried posting more photos by email for my page...but they just aren't coming up. I may have to try tomorrow again.

pretty much was existing and how much did you have to make? I recognize the deer row from my WWWW RR.  I love these improvs you do. They are a feast for the eyes and really fun sampler looking quilts.

Ginny, the ufo blocks were the center one of rust/ aqua, 2 of the little blocks above it, the double hearts top left corner, the center of snail's trail , and the 4 little 9 patches of the block in bottom right corner block. First l found fabrics similar in color to that 54/ 40 and made a second for  bottom left. Then l made 2 more of those little ones along top. Next l made the acorn, oakleaf and fussy cut rooster. Finally l filled in that beige strip of cowboys, the deer strip, and mde a block using the 9 patches. I set the snails trail on point using scraps to give movement, and filled in off places with fabric scraps ( buffalo, sagebrush). Lastly, l cut squares apart from country fabric and inserted neutral spacers for border. This one was on my design wall a while, lol.                           

Thanks! It's good for us to see that even improv takes work to make it pretty! :c))


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