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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

I May Have a Scrap Problem... Inspiration!

Hi, all!

I have been doing a lot of scrap and stash sewing in the last two weeks, but I'm going to hold off on showing those until the Rockin' Rectangles quilt-along starts this Sunday.  In the meantime, I've been amazed at all the beautiful scrappy goodness that's been flooding Instagram!  I guess everyone starts their year with a resolution to use their scraps.  So here's a little bit of inspiration to jumpstart your year...


What a great way to use up those bonus HSTs!  And I've got a pile of them just waiting to find a purpose....


If you missed out on the Scrappy Trips Around The World craze, I think this would be enough to make you want to take a trip!  You can find a tutorial for this block by clicking here.


I've made a couple of quilts by this pattern, and it's so easy to make - I highly recommend it if you have lots of strings!


Take a look at Tish's beautiful two-color star!  This makes my heart happy - and I'm sure I could find sufficient scraps in my stash to make something like this...


I love the simplicity of this quilt - and if you're not into curved piecing, you can always appliqué your circles on to a charm quilt!  Here's a handy tutorial to making appliqué circles using fusible web.


And FYI, Valentine's day is just around the corner - here's a couple of great pillows you could make with the contents of your red scrap tub!  I really love the one with the words embroidered on it - so sweet!  

Are you feeling inspired yet?  I definitely want to make some of the pillows - a quick and easy finish is always so satisfying!  I have two grandgirls who would love these - I think it would make a great Valentine's Day gift for them.  Time to raid the scrap tubs! 

Let's do some scrappy sewing!

Hugs!

Sarah

12 comments:

  1. I definitely LOVE those white circles on the charm squares. Adorable. It's okay to have a scrap problem. :)

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  2. Feeling very much inspired. Just need to find time to sort through that scrap pile and make a plan.

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  3. Thanks, lots of great ideas here.

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  4. Great inspiration...now for some time.

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  5. Just this morning, I spied #scrappytripalong2019 on IG. I think this might be a good time for me to tackle that one.

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  6. Oh! I missed some of those. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Thank you SO much for showing my quilt top! Wow, what an honor! Love scrappy!

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  8. Since red is the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color this month, it's easy to make a valentine piece with the scraps I've already pulled out :) Lots of great inspiration here!

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  9. The words on the pillow are part of a quote from Mother Teresa. We can’t all do great things, but we can do small things with great love.

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  10. I like the scraps with the white circles-nice use of the drunkards path blocks!

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  11. Great projects.Scrappy Trips Around The World is on my to do list.

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