How's that scrap monster these days? Mine is feeling a little threatened - I'm enjoying digging in my scrap buckets to find interesting pieces for my Long Time Gone quilt! Here's the newest set of blocks I made this week...
These blocks are called Crosses of the U.K. - and they are tiny! I raided my Kate Spain scraps to make these.
I also decided to pull the fabric for this year's 12 Days of Christmas in July quilt along, and cut the strips so they are ready to take along on vacation in just 9 days! I knew I would want something to sew on in the evenings, and if I can get the sewing and tutorial done for 12DCIJ, I'll be that much farther ahead!! All the fabrics came from my stash - technically not scraps, but my Christmas fabric never seems to disappear either, so I try to use it as often as I can....
If you want to get a head start on this year's 12DCIJ quilt along, you'll need sixteen pieces of at least 10" width of fabric. That could be sixteen different prints, or you could repeat some if you want. There should be some contrast between the prints - I chose four green, four red, four light, and four blue based prints.
And here's a little inspiration for the week...
Isn't this a beautiful scrappy quilt? I love the blues and greens, and my blue bin is totally overflowing, so this one may be on my horizon soon!
I also love the layout of this 16-patch quilt - so unique! And imagine how many scraps it would use up...
I don't know about you, but I've become so accustomed to making chevron quilts where the prints are all the same in each row, I forget how pretty a scrappy chevron can be!
And take a look at these two quilts - both are made by the same pattern, but one puts a dark solid in the center and radiating out, the other puts the prints in the center and radiating out! It makes them look so different, doesn't it?
Now take a look at the same pattern with sashing and cornerstones!
And last but not least, Jenny Doan's Falling Stones pattern would be an awesome scrap buster - particularly for those leftover charm squares we all having hanging around! You could even add in 5" orphan blocks if you have any!
So that's what I've got for us this week - a little progress, and lots of inspiration! Now if I could only find a way to manufacture a few more hours in the day....😄
Link up below to share your scrappy progress or how you're doing with the Long Time Gone quilt! Inspiration comes from everywhere!!
PS You can find the original links for the pictures above on my Pinterest board, Oh Scrap!