This thread will be to help you bust some scraps.  It is always hard to calculate how much yardage you have in scraps.  We will not count scraps into yardage, but by completed quilts. 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 tub full of scraps.  Let us all be zealous to complete as many scrap quilts as possible! 

I am breaking this into steps:

1.  Decide on a pattern to make.  Anything you want to make.  Go to the Scrappy Quilts Thread and there are several listed there.  Bonnie Hunter's website has several, as well as just doing a Google search for scrap quilts.  I am sure if you are a quilter, you have a pattern or two for scrap quilts.  If you find a good pattern, please share. 

2.  Sort thru your scrap stash and pull your pieces, colors, etc.  You MUST ONLY use your scraps.  The only allowance is to be able to swap with someone a piece of scrap.  If you need a few more browns, you may trade with someone.  A scrap size is no bigger than a 10” piece of fabric.  If you have a fat quarter, that is not a scrap. 

3.  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.

4.  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. 

5.  Celebrate at the end of a completed quilt or project. 

6.  There is no actual start date so you may join in during the year. 

7.  No, you may not count a scrap quilt top that is all done and just needs quilting.  I could fill this up real quick.  The point is to start at the beginning and use up your scraps on hand.

8.  You may use, only from your stash, up to 3 yards of a base fabric for your scrap quilt/project. 

9.  If you only use scrap fabric for your quilt, you get an extra bonus entry for the prize.

10.  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 if you so desire.  The quilt may be any size.  Miniatures take time, baby quilts need detail, a king is awesome. 

Additional Ideas:

  • Pick a block size and go with it in sampler fashion - 9", 10", 12" blocks
  • Pick a color way & pattern
  • Pick a theme - stars, flowers, geometrics, etc.
  • Pick a pattern only - post as you progress

Vickie Smith (6); Beth (17); Ethelda (2); Riana (5) Carla (2) Ginny (6); Gayle (3)

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I'm in again this year, Beth! 

Count me in. Who won for 2015?

I'm in Beth.

I am going to try to do scrap quilts this year. I am working on Bonnie Hunter's mystery right now!

So how is this coming Chris?

Beth, put me down. 

Anyone up for a year-long challenge? My cousin shared this with me and it would be the ultimate Scrap Buster! Even if you don't do it, the pattern building resource is pretty great, in itself! 

Thanks Ginny, I may do this. I'll be late starting as I am in the process of finishing a BOM quilt from my guild. This does look like fun.
been visiting all her pages. she is very complete. does look like fun, tho i really don't have time to commit to just one thing. i learned that w the rr thing last year. but i will follow, as i can. really like the quilt, i may save the pages as she presents each one. there's enough blocks in there for several sampler quilts :))

Give it a try Rogue, will help in keeping you motivated?

sorry beth, motivation is not an  issue for me,  available time, is. i will follow and save.

wow!! that is..... wow. just wow.


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