Wednesday, November 15, 2017

I May Have A Scrap Problem... A Little Progress, and Inspiration!

Hi, all!

Well, this week did not go AT ALL like I thought it would!  I had great plans to work on my Gypsy Wife blocks, but a short-deadline project came up that threw that out the window.  So I'm embracing the change, and sharing some other things this week!

First of all, I went to a trunk show with the fabulous Jen Kingwell last Thursday night and oh my gosh is that girl a great scrap quilter!  I've really been enjoying my experiences with Long Time Gone, Gypsy Wife, and My Small World, but I got to see some of her other quilts up close and personal and left inspired!!  And she even signed my Long Time Gone quilt!!

And over the weekend, I finished this scrappy quilt top (at least, the piecing part - there's still some appliqué work to do!) That made quite a dent in the blue bin!!  This will be part of my eldest granddaughter's annual quilt this year.

And how's this for a bit of scrappy sewing?  Of course, I had LOTS of help with this one - it's a ministry project with a very tight deadline, so it's going to absorb all of my time today as I finish it up.

So that's what I've been working on this week, at least on the scrappy front.  I've seen some fun inspiration on Instagram this week, though, and thought I might share a few with you!  First of all some quilt deliciousness...

Is there anything more beautiful than a simple 
scrappy patchwork quilt?

And as soon as I saw these churn dash blocks, I thought, "Wow, those would look awesome scrappy!"

Check out this beauty!  I bet it would make one heck of a dent in the scrap bins....

And if you're anything like me, all those bonus triangles are starting to pile up - but here's a great idea for using them up!  Quite a creative way to use different sizes...

This quilt just makes my heart sing!  Simple hourglass blocks, but done scrappy, it just glows with color!!

And then - - - have you ever seen a picture and just been instantly captivated and inspired?

I saw this jacket in a catalog and instantly envisioned it pieced, using my solid colored scraps and possibly some of the linen I bought earlier this year.  Ooh, or maybe some of those Kaffe Fassett shot cotton fat quarters I've been hoarding for a while....  I don't know if I'll get to it before the end of the year, but I definitely want to give it a go!  

Ok, are you inspired now?  What wonderful scrappy things have you been working on lately?




  1. I bet Jen's trunk show was amazing! I love her work!

  2. I love the blue pieced work for your grand-daughter's quilt. and please, please, please...can you tell me what catalog that jacket is in? Thank you so much!

  3. Sarah-I love the blue quilt for your granddaughter! I recognize the pattern but don't recall the name. Can you tell me the name of it, please?

  4. I am in awe... That supernova is beyond WOW !!! I have a granddaughter named Nova, I am going to have to make her one.
    If you make a jacket, please do a tutorial.

  5. I've been using up my dark and light 2.5" scrap squares as leader/enders, making four patches. I thought I knew what I would do with them, but that quilt you shared with the checkerboards and string blocks is calling me now! It's those red square centers that pull it all together...

  6. I love the simple beauty of the ministry quilt!


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