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!


  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Those pin cushions are so cute and she is so sweet

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

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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.


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