Wednesday, March 28, 2018

I May Have A Scrap Problem... March Report and April Goals!

Hi, all!

March definitely came in like a lion, with the goal of sorting through this abomination...



...and create a quilt out of the contents.  I have to say, this was a true learning experience!  The best lesson I learned from this is - - - do NOT store scraps in enormous tubs!  It was very daunting trying to get through this entire tub, and in the end, I had about 20% of the tub that I just pressed, folded, and put into the appropriate smaller tubs that sort by color.  But I did cut a LOT of squares in varying sizes, and since the majority of them were 2.5" squares, I decided to make a postage stamp quilt as my March project!


This quilt is really large - about 80" square - and I may add another row or so to make it a bit bigger.  



I was a little bit worried about all the scraps working together, but of course, as usual, it looks wonderful!  Scrappy really is best, isn't it?



I had a hard time getting a "stained glass" shot because it was so windy, but you can see how the colors glowed in the sunlight...


And I'm very proud of the back side of this top - I was very careful about how I put all my squares together, and every seam goes the right direction and all the intersections "spin"!  This top should be a cinch to quilt!  I've got a special plan for this quilt already, and will need to finish it up soon - but not this week.  I've got a couple of commission quilts that need to be done next!

And here's what I drew as my April goal...




As you can see from the picture below I have plenty of HSTs in a wide variety of sizes, so I should have lots of options - now the problem will be deciding exactly what to choose!  Plus, having all of them trimmed to size will make it easier to use them in quick projects in the future.


So that's my progress report on March's goal, and a preview of what I'll be working on in April.  It's hard to believe that we're already a quarter of the way through the year, isn't it?  But I think, at least for me, it's been a very productive quarter.  I've developed new (good) habits and plowed through a lot of scraps!  That scrap monster is becoming domesticated.... good thing!

I hope you'll link up below and share your own progress - it's good to see what all of you are doing, too!  

Hugs!

Sarah

18 comments:

  1. Just love this postage stamp quilt! Yes, once you've tackled a big tote - you will never get into that bad habit again.

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  2. The scrappy postage stamp quilt is amazing!
    It looks intimidating but I can see how you just break it down like any other block and it works-beautifully!

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  3. You are sure, this quilt is wonderful!!! Good luck with your HST goal for April, I'm sure another beauty will born.

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  4. I love quilts made from 2.5 inch squares and have made several, I have 3 shoe boxes full of scraps and might try cutting them all up right away (1 box at a time) like you did and make another

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  5. Oh no! I may have a computer problem, but I'm going to get it together. So sorry for the weird link that I had no idea was going to post. Perhaps later I will be able to post a photo and play linky with all you computer whizzes. Again, sorry.

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  6. love it, patchwork has always been my favorite :)

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  7. Love the quilt. Just think, you made it without spending more money. Those kinds of quilts are really special.

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  8. Love, love, love your postage stamp quilt!!

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  9. I’m so impressed with your discipline! And love this scrap quilt. IMHO the more different fabrics you put together, the better. When you have enough, anything goes!

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  10. Postage stamp quilts are fun, and yours is wonderful!!!! Scrappy is the BEST layout! I've been sewing postage stamp scraps as leaders and enders for a while and have a big basket of them. You inspire me to keep doing it to make something fun! Thank you for sharing yours!!!!!

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  11. You did a great job on your bin and your scraps. That was a good project. That April bin looks about the same size. I hope it goes quick so we can see what you make with it. Scrap quilts are my favorite.

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  12. Postage scrap quilts are beautiful not matter what scraps you use. Yours looks perfect from the front AND the back!

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  13. Great job!! Once things settle down from my kitchen repair that has turned into a whole house renovation (almost!!), I plan on starting to tackle my scraps. My friend and I are going to make OhMiGosh quilts and share scraps. I have a feeling I will be giving more to her than she gives to me. lol

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  14. Love that scrappy top <3 I had a bit of a setback for my March ScrapAttack, DH was in the hospital for a few days and I'm playing nurse now...so I might push the March project into April or just ditch it and pick a new one for April. I still have 2 commissioned projects I need to complete...ugh, I need more minutes in my hours!! :-)

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  15. Congratulations on making such progress! Your tone of voice in your blog sounds so light and cheerful! Kudos to you! :)

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