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.
My first project this year is My Stitchery Garden. I am making the backing entirely from scraps. I hope that it will qualify. So one side will be my first UFO for 2019 and the backing will be my first scrapbusting project for 2019. I'll post a photo when I am finished.
I’m planning to do the delft blue quilt and Bonnie hunters Good fortune in scraps this year, also make a few scrappy crazy charity tops or stack of coins for the group. I don’t quilt these myself, as a friend has a long arm and does the groups charity quilts, but will they count? Maybe if I only counted half the tops to make up for the time I saved not quilting. She doesn’t have much money but likes to help so I supply the supplies and she supplies the labour and I think it helps her feel useful. I didn’t get much quilting done last year as I did a uni course and had heaps of homework but this is the year of my projects.
Not sure of my project yet but would like to join in
I'm in. Maybe i can fit in some small scrappy quilts.
I am in again for 2019!
I finished my first top last night, it’s the scrap vortex pattern, I think it was originally from crazy mom quilts website I love how the randomness enables me to use up the smallest scraps.
Count me in again... my scraps seem to multiply like bunnies!
Have lots of scraps and need to reduce my FQ supply. So I have plans for this year.
Very nice, Riana. Was the giraffe a panel? I have lots of panels that are long and skinny and they need additional blocks and borders to get them to the right shape for a quilt. My Stitchery Garden is very near completion (I was sewing down the binding while my cleaning lady was here this morning.) I'll post photos soon.
No, Liz, l appliqued the giraffe and leaves. The pattern l used was for Zoe Zebra , Quiltmaker mag. I enlongated the neck, added the horns, and, of course used that cute " girraffe" print fabric , ( which l purchased a small amout of just for this quilt).