Monday, March 21, 2016

Much Ado About Scrap

Have you seen it?  This wonderful quilt made of 1 1/2 inch wide strips cut from 1 1/2 inches to 4 1/2 inches long then sewn randomly end to end in a mega length?  Then you cut the strips into 12 or 18 inch strips and sew them together to make blocks.  I heard about it from Mama Sparks World, and I went searching on Pinterest.  I am not going to post a picture since it belongs to someone else but I found the originating post at Margaret's Hope Chest from 2012.

I have been working on mine as leader and enders.  I have a couple of different sets going, and they are getting quite long.  They will be going to a friend so she can make a quilt similar to the one on at Margaret's Hope Chest.  Now tell me isn't that a wonderful way to use up some of those scraps?

I had squishy packages waiting for me on the porch this afternoon when I got home from the diabetes nutrition class I am taking with the MIL.

Some fabric and a 6 inch curvy log cabin ruler which I purchased with the gift certificate which I received from my parents for my birthday.  The gift certificate was from The Fat Quarter Shop.  Then as I was blog hopping there was a 10% discount code for The Fat Quarter Shop so I went shopping again. 

I was trying to figure out some fabric to finish up a quilt, so I bought some Moda grunge in 2 different blues (they are the basic of the month) don't think I quite got it, but I can always order some other blues,  and I love the fabric with the little chicks on it. 


I then went on a search for fabric to finish up a quilt and found it at Hawthorne Threads. 

Next I had a 30% off coupon from Shabby Fabrics for my birthday and I purchased these.
The fabrics are called Scroll Ombre from Quilting Treasures.  I just love the colors in these fabrics. 

My last package was from Dawn at Sew You Quilt 2 .

Isn't the pinnie sweet?  Love it and the fabrics will be great in my stash!  Thanks Dawn for being my Easter Bunny!











8 comments:

sewyouquilt2 said...

no problem. hope your toe is healing nicely. you cant have a "sewing toe" down too long. you need to be able to put the pedal to the metal, right?
Have a great Easter my friend!

Julierose said...

Oh that Dawn is just such a sweetheart/11 I LOVE my little pin cushion, too!! I like the strip quilt idea a lot...great leader-ender. hugs, Julierose

Needled Mom said...

That is a great idea with all of those strips. It almost looks dimensional.

Looking forward to seeing what you do with the curvy ruler. I have one that I want to use too - just looking for the right fabric for it.

Your pincushion is so sweet. That was a lovely gift.

barbara woods said...

Those pin cushions are so cute and she is so sweet

krislovesfabric said...

Nice haul :) Hope you are feeling better! I have been offline more than on...Spring Break and other kinks in my schedule!

Baa. xxx said...

Well, that is a cool idea for a scrap quilt!

Carol S. said...

You are a bargain hunting queen and it looks like you scored with all that amazing fabric. Cute, cute pincushion, too! I love the scrappy quilt idea!

Mama Spark said...

Thanks for the shout out! I have received a few scrap strings and it will happen faster once I get this wedding quilt off to the quilter.