Sunday, March 8, 2015

Scraps on the Design Wall


I have the center of my 9-patch and snowball finished.  My goal for the month was to just get the rows completed, but I went on to putting them all together.  I have the first border completed, too, and may get to attatching that later this month.

For the 9-patches I used 2" squares from my scrap barrel and the snowballs are 5" squares that were from 'cut-offs' from a quilt backing.  I would have liked to have made more blocks for a larger quilt (with no borders), but there was not enough of the 'cut-off' - I used what was left of that for the first border.  The idea is to use up those scraps - the lite fabric is now used up, the 2" square barrel is still stuffed full.  Guess I am making a patchy outer border.

**linking up with Terry's Treasures**


Since I've I finished up all my leader/ender projects, I needed to make up a new pile next to the machine.  I am using up my 1.5" squares for the 4-patches and the corners are two 2.5" squares cut once corner to corner (a 3.5" unfinished block).  I found it exciting that Connie over at Freemotion by the River was making the same blocks at the same time, but she has a tutorial on making them a bit bigger than mine.


And in clearing some of those donated baggy scraps I had found a number of cute twosies in the green leaf print and little red rosed on yellow.   I had just enough to make up a doll quilt for Get Your Mrs Claus On project. The red with little hearts print was another find in a scrap bag and again, just enough for a little border and the back. Of course, these little quilts are perfect to use up those batt scraps, too.  I have some other donated scraps set aside for a couple more little quilts and then will mail them on together.

Also linking up with:
PatchWork Times
Oh, Scrap
Scraptastic Tuesday

This week I hope to play more in my scraps and make more of those Itty Bitty Blocks - and yes, enjoy the heat wave (we might get into the 40's).

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon 

25 comments:

  1. We hit the high 60's today...I thought it was summer! LOL!! Crazy weather year! Love your snowball nine patch!

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  2. I just love all of your scrappy projects! I think we'll enjoy the 40 degree heat wave this week, don't you? At this point I'm just happy to take what we get and be glad it's finally melting some of the ice off the roof!

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  3. The 9 patch and snowball quilt is looking great. I really like the sparkle for the random yellow scraps. Hope you find time to play with your scraps this week.

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  4. Looks good! We are getting some nicer weather this week so I'm betting that you'll get out for some walks in the coming days.

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  5. I love the projects you have shown today. I am saving the post for when I am picking out my next scrappy project!

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  6. You are certainly keeping busy. I never know what to do with my super small quilts, but maybe I'll give those tiny leader/ender blocks a try.

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  7. That's a great border you're adding to the first quilt! Love it.

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  8. I love your scrappy. It reminds me of one of my grandmother's quilts.

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  9. I like how you did the border to finish off the stars...It looks great! :0)

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  10. Love your scrappy quilt Sharon! Snowballs are a favorite - so versatile :) I'm working on getting my leaders/enders prepared today too. I hate it when I finish them up and find myself unprepared! We have a heat-wave here today too .. 47!!!! Imagine that!!! I think it is supposed to be warm all week, although with some rain. I'll take it!!!

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  11. Your 4-patches go with the APNQ 4-patch along that is happening. Bonnie Hunter is making them too. Lots of scraps going under your needle! Happy Monday, supposed to get up into the 70's, we are loving it.

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  12. I love all of the scrappy goodness in the blocks you are making.

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  13. Love your scraps on the wall!

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  14. I bet you can't wait to get out into some sunshine! Love all your scrappiness. I just completed the sewing up of over 4400 2" squares....and now I've got more in the bin! How does that happen???

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  15. Love watching you play with little squares! We are enjoying a little heat wave ourselves. Feels good : ) Still we have some of our deepest snows in March :(

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  16. Oregon has really been the place to be this winter. Our weather has really been nice. As Val said, it is in the 60's today. Really like your 9 patch snowball. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  17. I love your nine-patch - it's so pretty!

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  18. Your quilt is a beauty! Well done for using up so many scraps - thank you for joining up with #scraptastictuesday

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  19. love the color and white mix. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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  20. What a lovely nine-patch snowball. The light pinks and yellows really sparkle. I like using 2" scraps for these, too... and using the cut offs from backs. I look forward to seeing your next border.

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  21. Such wonderful scrappy goodness! And you are right.....it is about using it all up!

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  22. Its funny how scraps seem to have a life of their own. I'm sure multiply when I'm not around!

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  23. I love the look of your snowball scrappy blocks.

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