Wednesday, August 22, 2018

I May Have A Scrap Problem - Still Plugging Away!

Hi, all!

I can't believe we're already more than halfway through August!  Where has the month gone?  I didn't know when I started my Scrap Attack project for this month that I'd end up with a huge commission job - six memory quilts - but I've still managed to put in a little time on this month's project.  If you recall, I've been working on my own version of Jamie Elfert's Summer Wedding quilt, which I'm calling Something Blue...

This will be Lilli's annual quilt this year, and she requested bright blues and teals.  Y'all, it takes a lot longer to make a scrappy quilt than one from yardage!  But I'm working on it - this week I added another 17 blocks to the pile, and I've only got two more sets of blocks to make.  But - those are the ones that I need a ton of, so it will take a while!  In the meantime, here's what I did this week...

I made more than 100 of the little H blocks that are the building blocks for almost all the other larger blocks in this quilt....

...and after making my 17 new blocks, I put all of them up on the wall (no, this isn't the way it will be laid out - it's just to see how the colors are working out).  I'm loving the color combos, but can't take much credit for them - Lilli picked a whole bunch of scraps out and put them in a tub she labeled Lilli's Annual Quilt.  She's got a good eye!

So that's what I'm working on in between making memory quilt tops - I'll probably do a good bit more on it this week before I have to buckle down and quilt all those tops.  I really want to get a good bit done on this before the end of the month!  I already have another scrappy quilt in mind for September that will use up my green scraps - for a little boy who lives for anything green!  But I need to get this one pieced first...

And now I need to know - what wonderful scrappy things are you working on?  I've got so many ideas rolling around in my head, but there's always room for more...




  1. Lilli does indeed have a good eye! And you chose an ambitious scrap buster design to feature that great palette. It looks terrific!

  2. I'm plugging away on the border of the design wall quilt-
    this one of yours looks wonderful so far!

  3. Lilli is very fortunate to have you for a grandmother. She has a good eye for color.

  4. I don't do scrappy per se, but I sure am having a hard time deciding what pattern to use on 2 fabric pulls I have marinating!! You would think I have tons of ideas, but nothing jumps out at me. Love that Something Blue!!!

  5. Lilli's quilt is coming along nicely! I've got SEW many projects in the works that I'm ignoring the new quilt I saw on YouTube yesterday. Although, it WOULD use up a bunch of my denim scraps!!! Sigh...

  6. I think all my WIPs are scrappy right now! And that's a great feeling! Love all those blues in Lilli's quilt :)

  7. Sarah, love your pillow. I need to make a few for my living room furniture and I think your applique is sensational and so compliments the patchwork.


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