Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Scrappy Wednesday

Take The Challenge

January was a very successful month for the Scrap Attack.  I use scraps all the time, but I have an overflowing amount that really needs taming thru this year.

Even with battling the flu, I did make two quilts.  The greens and pinks for the Put A Little Love In Your Quilt hop that is coming up.  AND my pile of blues for a tutorial/quick quilt for the Scrumptious Scraps QAL for Hands2Help (and worked for the RSC18 color)  Those you will have to wait to see February 4th and 5th.

I had pieced this Jelly Roll Race quilt (using an older JR off the shelf) around Thanksgiving and got it quilted and finished - as long as the machine was set up for quilting.  I did use up pieces of backing for this quilt's back and the binding is the last scrap of Chocolate Cherries from the Burgoyne Surrounded project.

My bag ladies were always finished off with scraps.

The 'Bird in a Berry Tree' was stitched at the end of December and I just finished it up with some scrappy borders (pulled from my strings tote)  and left over binding. 

The temperature rosettes are all pulled from scraps.  I only need a two inch square, so those are abundant in my barrel system.  We had another strange week of weather.

19 - 17 - 33 - 44 -43 -38 - 20

I found myself with nothing left on the 'list' for the month and checked my February list.  Our quilt guild is having a post card exchange for our February meeting, so I tackled that.  They are only 4"x6", so a quick project to finish up the month.

February's RSC18 new color is purple.  I don't have a lot of purple (please don't send me any), but there is plenty here to play with.

I am using Sarah's idea of a 'tag' jar with items to help with tackling those scraps.  My cup has slips of paper with block names.  Hard to see, but it is ANVIL and I will use this block to tackle those purples.  Today I will cut so I have everything ready at the side of the machine to use these as leader/enders for the month.

I finally found the Bonnie Hunter 'Rail Fence Challenge' blocks!  I only need 10 more rails and 10 more log cabins.  10 must be the magic number as I have 10 plastic grocery bags of scraps received thru the later part of 2017 that have yet to be touched - I'm digging into one of them.  I'd like to have all the blocks done in Feb. and put this quilt on the 'flimsy' list for March with maybe even a finish quilting. 

Now off to play with some scraps,
Sewingly Yours,


Susie said...

You have been super busy getting things finished. I love it when I get a few finishes as you feel as if you have really got lots done. After my UFO's which I am working on at the moment I want to make a scrap quilt with all my bits so that will be my next project, getting them tamed and done. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Susie x

Nancy J said...

They all look so inviting, the wee birdy has stunning framing.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

You've been busy. Hope you are all better now.

KatieQ said...

I can't believe you got this much done even while being sick. The jelly roll quilt is pretty. I am not usually a fan of that pattern, but the colors in the jelly roll you used make it look soft and very appealing.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Way to ATTACK those SCRAPS!!!

Claire said...

If I ever get my scraps sorted, I might play the rainbow scrap challenge. LOL. Claire aka knitnkwilt

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

My favorite is the jelly roll quilt.

kiwikid said...

You have been very busy getting thise scraps attacked!! Hope you are well over the flu.

Vireya said...

Lots of good scrap-using projects! We've had weird weather too. Hope you are all better now.

sewyouquilt2 said...

you got a lot done for having the flu. I love to see what you make out of your scrap bins.

Sandy Panagos said...

I love the bag ladies! For having the flu you sure got a lot done. Now, go to bed! lol