Monday, December 21, 2015

Scrappy Monday


This is my Temecula Quilt Company 'We Wish You a Mini Christmas'.  Totally done with scraps out of a gifted baggy of goodies, scrap batt, scrap backing, and left over binding.  I had made my little blocks 3.5" unfinished - skinny sashing/corner stones, and that too cute Santa scrap made for finished size of 10.5" x 20.5".


I finished up the mini applique' sampler, too.  Again, completely from scraps that someone would have tossed.  Applique techniques: reverse, needle turn, bias, two fuseable, and facing - all techniques demonstrated by our program committee at one of our Quilt Guild meetings.  Finished size: 12.5"x14.5"

So all of my December goals are finished - what to do?


Rather than start an all 'new' project, I have a few containers of play things.  A tupper ware container of 4-patches made with 2" squares (and that barrel is stuffed).  Pressed all these out while I considered what to do with them.


I remembered Bonnie Hunter's 'Dancing 9-Patch' , but rather than make more work by turning 4-patches into 9-patches - this is a project to use things up.  So I have a Dancing 4-Patch in the works.  The Kona Ash is left over from the Dog Gone Cute project and should be just enough for a cute scrappy baby quilt.

**Linking to:
Oh, Scrap
Patchwork Times
Monday Making

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

19 comments:

Lucy said...

Your Temecula quilt is beautiful red and white for the season.

Lesley said...

Oh wow! Such great projects! Especially love your Santa quilt..excellent idea to add the santas to the top!

Sarah said...

That Santa scrap adds so much ho your Temecula mini. I stalled on my blocks - too many gifts to finish. Love the dancing 4patches. It'll be another fantastic quilt!

Dana Gaffney said...

I love both of your little quilts, the Santa one is so cute, lucky you to have that adorable Santa fabric in your scraps :). The applique is so different and modern, very nice.

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

I like the dancing four patch! It's a great use of scraps.

Val's Creative Life said...

SHaring I was just thinking about playing with some charms in a nine patch today....I'll have to check out the dancing nine! :)Happy Monday!

Needled Mom said...

I love your Christmas mini, Sharon. Those scrappy four patch blocks are going to make such a nice finish.

Mary said...

I copied the Temecula 12 Days measurements, but have been too busy to stitch them. I like your Dancing 4 patches too. Good job keeping the scraps contained.

Barbara said...

Cute little quilts. You're so good with scraps.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

So many great scrap quilts. Thanks for sharing them with Oh Scrap!

tink's mom said...

Love those blocks in 2 colors. Your final piece is wonderful. Love the addition of the Santas. Like your ideas for the 4 patches too.

Kate said...

The Merry Christmas sampler turned out beautifully! The plan for your 4 patches looks like fun. Have fun playing in your scraps.

Sue Daurio said...

Love love love the dancing four patch! Happy Holidays Sharon!!

margaret said...

2 projects completed and looking so good. I too have a container that I throw any some pieces into to make into squares HSTs etc

Sheila said...

Awesome Sharon , love your minis and your newest start , great idea for the 4 patch blocks . Merry Christmas .

Robby said...

I like a gal that isn't afraid to improvise. Dancing 4-Patches it is!

Denise :) said...

Aaaah, Sharon, your 'Mini Christmas' piece is just darling! I saved the instructions for that one -- now to find the time to put one together (for next year)!! :)

Marei said...

Merry Christmas, Sharon. Love your minis and the "dancing 4-patch". You're my role model for using up scraps.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love your mini Temecula... I must make one!