Wednesday, October 31, 2018

I May Have a Scrap Problem - Good Results!

Hi, all!

Wow, October just flew by in a flash, didn't it?  I love fall - cooler weather, my birthday, and the upcoming holidays - but it does seem like the fall months go by so much faster than summer!  It was a good month, though - I got a lot accomplished and I hope you did too.  

First up was Nathanael's annual quilt.  He loves green, so I dug in my green scraps and found lots of 2.5" squares, which turned into 16-patch blocks.

Then I made a bunch of X-blocks...

Pairing up the two sets of blocks, it grew on the design wall...

...and then the center of the quilt was finished!  But it still needed a white border to hold the finishing points...

And then it was done!  It's big - a twin size - so it's hard to get a good picture of it, especially when it's windy (which it has been here, a lot!) so I probably won't have anything better until it's quilted.  But isn't it pretty and green?

And, as an added bonus, I have this pretty jar full of green and white bonus HSTs to make something out of later!

And then, I started on a quilt for the bunk bed in the guest room.  Original plan was to do an hourglass quilt, but then this happened...

My binding box was running over - so it was time to pull out some of the strips...

...and sew them together into a jelly-roll race style quilt!

This still isn't big enough for the bunk bed, but I think I'm going to cut it into rectangular chunks and sash it with a black and white sketchy print I have on hand to bring it up to size.  Stay tuned for more of that next month!

So all in all, I had a pretty productive scrappy October!  In November I will work on finishing the quilt for the bunk bed, and deal with all the scraps that I created in September and October - because they are piling up on my sewing table and driving me NUTS!!!

What have you been working on in October, and what do you plan for November?  November is such a great month to make little scrappy gifts, decorations and ornaments for the holidays - and if you're making anything like that, I want to know about them!  Share in the linky party below to give us all some great ideas!




  1. I have a fall quilt that I am just about done with and it will enjoy being draped over an edge of the couch for a while before the Xmas stuff comes out

  2. That green quilt is awesome. I have all my excess bindings wound and stripes around one of the big wooden spools to turn into a scrappy quilt one day. Love that Jelly roll race top. Thanks for sharing

  3. have a postage stamp quilt top nearly done...hope to finish, get it tied and put it in the donation pile...

  4. The quilt for your grandson is so lively-love the color!

  5. Congrats on your productivity. Both quilt tops look great! Lots of scrappy goodness. Can't wait to see how the Bunk Quilt turns out!

  6. I'm not a fan of green, but I do love your green quilt! You've been busy, as usual, and the results are lovely!

  7. lovely green quilt. you do make them fast. love reading your blog, but I'm often so busy, I miss commenting.

  8. Beautiful green quilt I miss play with my machine,no time because of the new job but hope next year I have more time.Last month I made hexies while watching tv.

    I wish you all a nice November!


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