Wednesday, April 3, 2019

I May Have A Scrap Problem... Goodbye March, Hello April!

Hi, all!

Wow!  How fast is this year flying by, right?  It's hard to believe, but it's already April.  It's been a good year so far, and I do believe that I've come to love scrap sewing!  

At the end of February, I decided that for my March scrappy goals I wanted to quilt my Long Time Gone quilt and finish the top of my Gypsy Wife quilt.  And I'm happy to say that I met both of those goals!  Here's my Long Time Gone... it hung on the line drying!  It has a wool batt, my first experience with that but definitely not my last - but that means it can't go in the dryer.  You can see lots more detailed photos that show the quilting and gorgeous texture in this post.

And not only did I get my Gypsy Wife quilt top finished, I got it quilted too!

I'll be posting LOTS more pictures of this one on Friday!  But it's done and I love it...

And as if that wasn't enough, I did some other scrappy sewing in March, too!

I made a kid-sized version of the On-Line quilt, using all solids.  It came out so cute!  This one will be going to Jack's Basket.

I made a second version of the On-Line quilt early in the month when I needed a "brainless" sewing project, and pulled it out of the to-be-quilted pile and put it on the frame!

This quilt also jumped out of the to-be-quilted pile - it's been there a while!  It's made with solid binding scraps, with some black and white bindings thrown into the mix.  I separated them all with a cute rainbow print just to spice it up.   The original intention was to "slice and dice" it and re-assemble it, but I decided finished was better than good intentions!  This quilt will be going to another of the Hands2Help charities.

And just because scrappy sewing is more fun with friends, I got my quilt ministry buddies in on the mindless sewing!  This was one morning's accomplishment, and I think we now have enough for four or five twin size quilts!  

So I think it's safe to say March was a very good and productive month! I still have tons of scraps, but at least now I have something to show for it.  

Then I dug out the Scrap Attack box and pulled out a goal for April...

Now, those templates aren't new any more - I got them over a year ago - but they ARE still unused.  And it's been so long, I couldn't find the original inspiration shot that made me get them, but this is similar...

The arcs aren't pieced, they are one piece.  I love this look!  So I'm going to give it a whirl this month.  We'll see how it goes!

Now I'd love to know what wonderful scrappiness you did in March, and what you plan for April!  Link up below and let's cheer each other on!




  1. I put my quilts with a wool batting in the dryer on low - it didn't harm it.

  2. I linked up with my scrappy solid Criss Cross project...I started it in March but it's still a WIP ;-)
    I really love your Gypsy Wife quilt and I'm definitely going to give On-Line a try very soon!!

  3. What an amazing array of quilts!!!! What an exciting project to work on the wedding ring quilt! I have been tempted to buy the Accuquilt die for that quilt.

  4. whoops....title of my link should be 'honeycomb' with cherrywood solids!

  5. Love, love, love both your Long Time Gone and your Gypsy Wife. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. So much scrappy goodness in this post. But Long Time Gone And Gypsy Wife are truly spectacular!

  7. Hi Sarah. What sort of double wedding ring templates did you use? Creative Grid? I am think of purchasing one set but not too sure which is good.
    You did very well for March. Congratulations.

  8. Wow, such beautiful quilts and you accomplished so much. This coming from someone who did not meet the one goal I set. I am in love with your scrappy quilts.


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