This thread will be to help you bust some scraps.  We will not count scraps into yardage, but by completed projects. At that time, you should be able to tell if you busted some scraps.  Personally I have lots of tubs, and I do mean the 50 gallon size tubs full of scraps.  Let us all be zealous to complete as many scrap quilts as possible! 

Make anything you want to make.  Google search for scrap quilts or scrap projects; Pintrest, several books, be creative.  I am sure you have a pattern or two for scrap projects and quilts.  If you find a good pattern, please share. There have been pot holders made (2), purses, slippers, mug rugs(4), quilts (1), placemats (4) etc. The choice is yours.  The purpose of this challenge is to use your scraps.  Crump blocks make wonderful pot holders.

You MUST use scraps.  A scrap size is no bigger than a 10” piece of fabric.  If you have a fat quarter, that is not a scrap. No, a layer cake is not a pile of scraps.  If you have a couple left from your layer cake, that is a scrap to me.

Report on your progress each step of the way.  This will encourage all of us to get on the ball and join in the cause of busting some scraps.

If you can, and only if you can, post photos of your progress.  If you can't post, don't fret please.  It is just for us visual people. 

Celebrate at the end of a completed quilt or project. 

There is no actual start date so you may join in during the year. 

You may use, only from your stash, up to 3 yards of a base fabric for your scrap quilt/project. 

If you only use scrap fabric for your quilt, you get an extra bonus entry for the prize.

Orphan blocks may be used with your scrap quilt/project. 

Your quilt(s) will need to be completed this year to qualify for a prize. Yes, there is a prize in the end. (Will be disclosed later) No, not more scraps. LOL.  Quilters who have completed a scrap quilt this year, will have their name put in a drawing, and at end of year, will pull out of the hat and announce.  Yes, you may do more than one, ten or even 30 if you so desire. 

Riana (6); Elizabeth (5); Ginny (1); Beth (5);

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He makes me smile!

Very nice, Riana.  Was the giraffe a panel?  I have lots of panels that are long and skinny and they need additional blocks and borders to get them to the right shape for a quilt.  My Stitchery Garden is very near completion (I was sewing down the binding while my cleaning lady was here this morning.)  I'll post photos soon.

No, Liz, l appliqued the giraffe and leaves. The pattern l used was for Zoe Zebra , Quiltmaker mag. I enlongated the neck, added the horns, and, of course used that cute " girraffe" print fabric , ( which l purchased a small amout of just for this quilt).

Another one of your wonderful backs! 

Such beautiful stitching, Elizabeth! Love the FMQ in the sashings!  

This is so pretty

  • I love the hand embroidery! And thequilting & sashing sets it off perfectly.

How stunning!  Beautiful handwork.  Of course, love the backing!

Thank you Ginny, Wilma and Riana.  Today I am pressing the top of a 9 Patch quilt I've been working on for over a month.  I've got the blocks all pieced set aside for the backing. 

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