Wednesday, August 28, 2019

I May Have A Scrap Problem... Time For More Inspiration!

Hi, all!

It has been a busy week, trying to get ahead on some commission work, so I haven't had much time to play with scraps.  I did turn this stack of fabric...

...into a project bag full of the cut pieces to make one of Sam Hunter's Birch Bark quilts...

...or actually three of them, which I hope to combine into a king size quilt!  I used a bunch of yard-or-less pieces from my stash, so I'm counting it as "kinda scrappy" sewing!

Andd here's some beautiful inspiration I'm seeing while out and about in the Internet to keep you satisfied until next week...

Looking at the pictures I selected, I've decided that simplicity is the word for the day!  

Isn't this gorgeous?  And so simple.  I believe I read later that she is using English paper piecing to make these, but it would also be simple to just make 4-patches!  The trick is placing them on point...

When was the last time you saw an apple core quilt?  This is a fun pattern to use if you are brave enough to try out the curves.

Upcycled shirts and a few short end pieces of black solid yielded this beautiful quilt.  Where did I put all those shirt squares???

And see this cute pumpkin wallhanging?  It's not necessarily scrappy, but the adorable pincushion is...

...made with the off-cut triangles from the border!  Isn't that awesome - she used up her scraps before she even quilted the original project!

And this really has me in awe - a Scrappy Trips using almost all low volume prints but with a delicious color change in the center rows!  The creativity it took to envision this is amazing!!

Don't have many scraps?  That doesn't mean you can't make something wonderful!  The simplicity of this pillow is hidden by the wow factor of the design - and that red binding? Yowza!

And sometimes you just need to piece - simple, straight piecing - but look at the power of these simple pieces!  I can't wait to see what she makes with them...

Now go forth and be scrappy!




  1. Thanks for the inspiration! where did you get the "Respect the Power Tool" sticker?

  2. Preparing the kit is a great start to the project. I look forward to seeing that quilt. Thanks for the inspiration from around the web too. So many beautiful projects all in one post!

  3. Thanks for the inspiration, Sarah, and best of luck on blasting thru those commission quilts!!

  4. oh my, that low volume Scrappy Trips is awesome!!! Thanks for finding all these scrappy nuggets :-)

  5. Oooh that scrappy trip quilt is stunning.

  6. Really like those 4 patches on point and the one with the centers! Thx for the inspirations

  7. Your birch bark quilt will be so restful! Looks fun to do, also!

  8. I have yet to create blocks 'on point.' I am more than a bit intimidated by the complexity of the designs.

  9. I really like the four patch one, and it would be easy - just make increasingly larger rows of odd numbered 4-patches and end each row with a triangle, Then sew them straight across. It looks like she alternates plain squares with the 4-patches, too, so it probably wouldn't even take that long as a leader-ender!


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