Wednesday, September 13, 2017

I May Have A Scrap Problem... A Little Stashbusting!

Hi, all!

It's been a busy week!  I have to say, I've been doing more stash busting than scrap sewing this week, because of the "A Heart For Texas" pillowcase drive.  I've made more than a few pillowcase kits...

This isn't even all of them - I've put together 47 kits so far, some of which have been sewn up and others which will be sewn this Wednesday and Saturday.  Each one takes about a yard of fabric, so they're eating up the smaller pieces of fabric that have been languishing in my stash!  It only takes a quarter yard to make the cuff of these, and if you're like me, you've got lots of those little pieces in your stash.  It feels good to clean out some of those smaller pieces!

And although I almost forgot it in the midst of pillowcase-making, I did another block for my Gypsy Wife quilt!  This one is called Star Block, for obvious reasons...

Once again, these are batiks from Kate Spain's Latitude line.  I opted for a subtle star in this particular block, using all reds and pinks against the cool color background.  I had to dip into my fat eighth bundle a bit for this one, as it took several 4" squares and my strips weren't quite wide enough in the colors I chose.  But that's ok - that's why I have it!

And I did add one special piece of fabric to the stash this week.  When I was sitting at the beach last week, I got a text from my friend Cassie, with a picture of this fabric...

How cute is that?  I asked her where it was, and said I needed to get some of it.  Turns out she was at Goodwill, and she picked this 1.5 yard piece up for me.  What shall I make with it?

Now for a little bit of inspiration I found this week...

I dearly love this scrappy quilt made by @kristijoy108 - a great use of scraps, and the quilting is perfect!

And while this isn't scrappy, I did have a vision of it made with rainbow scraps in a similar layout.  Isn't it gorgeous?  Lots of EPP, but it could be an ongoing project, rather like a leaders/enders project....

So that's been my (not-so-scrappy) week. What have you been doing to tame your scrap monster?




  1. the pillowcase stock is certainly growing I read in a previous post how well it is doing. Block looks good and the other photos you have shared are certainly inspirational

  2. Thanks for posting a picture of your new fabric! I was able to snag a yard on ebay. Love it!

  3. What a fun Goodwill find. Can't wait to see what you make with it.

  4. Lovely brights, this will be a real beauty. And the others, lovely designs there. Maybe when we see another quilter's design, fabric or pattern, it stirs up enthusiasm to start yet another quilt.And fabric from what we call OP ( opportunity) Shops. They are always a surprise and a bonus, yardage for so little. What a superb pattern, you will definitely find where it will go.

  5. Expect a box from Wisconsin. Working on more pillowcases.

  6. Love those fabrics. Really like the block by kristijoy. Nice to find a Goodwill treasure. Hugs, LJ

  7. Oh that was so much fun to see my quilt up there! :) So glad you enjoyed it, it was one of those 'I have all these little 2 inch squares - now what? quilts'. I think many times those are the best quilts!


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