Wednesday, December 14, 2016

I May Have a Scrap Problem.... #butimworkingonit

Hi, all!

Wow - only about ten days until Christmas, and it's busy busy busy around my house!  But I can multi-task while I eat leftovers for lunch and share what I've been working on and what I've seen while out and about this week!

First of all, I managed to finish all three of the beach blankets made from my leftover t-shirt backs!

I'm so happy I managed to get these done for my friend before Christmas!  In this picture you can see the back and quilting - a simple muslin back and stitch in the ditch quilting, no batting and a scrappy binding to finish it off!

And when I was cleaning off my sewing table this morning to start on a new project, I found four little lonely strips all cut and pressed to be made into Scandinavian Star ornaments, so I put one more together just for me!

That's pretty much all the creating I've done in a scrappy way - but while surfing I found these pretty inspirations!

Coin quilts are a great way to use up scrappy rectangles, and I love the narrow gray strips and occasional gray rectangles in this version!

Oh my goodness, isn't this amazing???  So simple - rectangles twice as long as they are wide make up this quilt.  It looks complicated, but it's really a simple block!

Kristy, this quilt makes my heart sing!  I love the colors, the text prints, all the scrappy little strips - perfect!!!

This quilt isn't billed as a scrappy quilt, but I can totally envision it that way, can't you?  All those low volume scraps hanging out in your tubs are just screaming to be used in something this pretty!

I love the addition of the friendship stars in this scrappy quilt - what a perfect gift for a housewarming!

And one final Christmas quilt to round it out!  This would be a great way to make a serious dent in my Box O' Shame - the Christmas fabric scraps that have been hanging around for years and years!  

And speaking of Christmas, is there any interest in having another 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop?  Specifically, would YOU be interested in being one of the stops on the hop?  Now's the time to start thinking about it, while Christmas is on the brain and all those projects you wish you had time to do are still fresh in your imagination.  So speak up if you want to be a stop, or even if you just want to enjoy it again this year!  If there's enough interest, I'll start pulling it together again.

Keep plugging away at those scraps - you are making a dent, I know it!!




  1. I've been working on making a huge batch of those Scandinavian folded stars - over 30 so far and about the same left to do (if my wrists hold out). They make a serious dent in the stash bins!

  2. I have several scrap projects going. I just love playing in my scraps. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  3. That patbravodesign low volume quilt is on my bucket list. I'm going to start it as soon as I find which magazine the pattern is in. It's in my studio with 400 other magazines somewhere :-(

  4. I'd love another round of Christmas in July! I don't have a blog to contribute a "hop stop", but I'll be reading avidly if you do put one together.

  5. I'd be interested in hearing more about a July blog hop. I think it would be fun to play along.

  6. Thanks Sarah! I'm so glad my quilt inspired you! It's been a fun one to work on. It was primarily a leader-ender project and really made a dent in my string bins!

  7. Your T-shirt beach blankets look amazing! I still say it must've been terribly hard piecing those stretchy T-shirt backs. I don't envy you that and would never want to undertake a task like that myself!

  8. I'd be interested in being one of the stops on the hop. It would be fun. I've told my family for several years now that we need to do our family Christmas in July so that I don't have to leave my warm sunny Arizona heat and fly home to cold North Dakota to spend the holiday. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

  9. I have saved that pattern for the Christmas gift quilt and hope to make it someday from my overflowing bin of Christmas scraps. I would love to join your Christmas in July blog hop. My blog is

  10. I really love TurtleQuilterJo's version of scrappy! Love your beach blankets, too.

  11. I'd be happy to join your Christmas in July next year, after all I have seven months to plan for it!

  12. i might be interested in being a stop...details?

  13. I would love to be a stop on the blog hop...looking forward to more details!

  14. I love the idea of Christmas in July. I don't know what I'd do to be in the mix, but would like to consider it.


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