Wednesday, January 30, 2013


I finished my king sized scrappy top. It's 2 1/2 inch strips, many of which were from binding. I added quite a few strips from fat quarters in an attempt to use up some fabric. King Sized Scrappy

It's 120" wide by 110" long. It will have to be quilted by someone other than me since my quilting machine frame is too small. Can't wait to get it on the bed. It will definitely add a lot of color to the room.

 Next on the list is the scrappy spider web I've been working on.

 Have a great day!


Friday, January 11, 2013


My scrap quilt is growing. I have 16 blocks done. For my bed, I think I need 30 -36 blocks. So for now, I will keep making fabric.
  Scrappy 16 blocks

This is my start to the scrappy spider web. While I was sewing I got to thinking, I'm definitely SCRAPPY.
  Scrappy Spiderweb

 When you sew "scrappy" are you scrappy or do you tend to try to coordinate your scraps? Inquiring minds need to know.

 Have a SCRAPPY night!


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Scrap Envy...

Maybe I should say scrap intervention. I'm not sure what it is, but I'm definitely hung up on the scraps all of a sudden. Before Christmas, I had 2 large tubs of scraps. Every time I make a quilt I pitch the scraps in the tub. I'm beginning to think that I'm a hoarder since I can't even throw away the small pieces.
I decided while I was off at Christmas it was time to do something with the bins. I sorted and pitched. I ironed and cut. My floor in part of the girl cave still looks like the bin threw up.
I used my Accuquilt cutter and started cutting 2 1/2 inch and 4 1/2 inch blocks. I saw a picture from a blog of a "Scrap Vomit" quilt top. I think it was I'm a Ginger Monkey. I was convinced (at the time) that I was going to start my scrap vomit quilt and it would be big enough to fit on my king sized bed.
So I cut and cut and cut some more. Both boxes were empty at the beginning of this adventure. As you can see, I was able to cut up quite a bit of fabric. So much so that I'm now down to 1 of those tubs. Because I was on vacation and had to time to peruse the internet and get caught up on my blog reading, I realized that my scrap vomit quilt was going to take A LOT of 2 1/2 inch squares. I decided that maybe I could do a jelly roll race type of quilt for my bed instead. So in between cutting, I started sewing. I have one of those large totes that is filled with nothing but 2 1/2 inch strips. Lots of left over binding, the end of fabric that's been cut for something else, somehow it all eventually turns into some sort of strip. I managed to get 7 strippy blocks done in no time. Definitely making the idea of doing a scrap quilt for a king sized bed seem more doable.  I figure I will need about 25 to 30 blocks.
But darn the internet. Darn the blogs I read. Yet another scrap project started showing up. The Scrappy Trip around the World. The pattern being used is one from Quiltville Bonnie. Again with 2 1/2 inch strips. Then it showed up on Instagram (#scrappytriparound). Just a few pictures and now well over 2000. DARN IT if I didn't start one. No pictures.

 I already had spiderweb paper piecing ready to go as well. Sure enough that's my fourth project. Yet another perfect scrappy project.  I can see using up some serious scraps this way.  Plus it feeds my love of paper piecing.

I really hope I'm able to finish one quilt top by the end of January. I also hope that some of my friends might step in and help me with some sort of intervention. Who knows, that might mean just bringing MORE scraps to my house.

Have a Scrappy Day!  Sweet Scrappy Dreams!