Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Scraptastic Tuesday

 It has certainly been scrappy around here lately! It all started two weeks ago when I had everything out to finish up my Farmer's Wife blocks. I needed a plan for tackling the scraps, and I finally feel like I'm making progress.

The top of my selvage log cabin has been assembled. (I highly recommend this pattern by Karen Griska!) I'm trying to decide if I want to add borders. It is already 45" square, which is a nice size for a wall hanging. If I make it much bigger, it limits where I can hang it. OK. No borders. How should I quilt it? Organic vertical lines or free motion swirls? I'm thinking about using red thread.


I had a couple of blocks leftover, so I made a pillow cover for the couch. (More about it here.)

I had not done much improv piecing in my 24 years of quilting. I fixed that yesterday! This little quilt top was made in about 4 hours! Twenty five 6.5" squares came directly out of my bin of cool (not warm) modern scraps. Why have I not done this before? Liberating is definitely the right word for it!

I wanted to see it on the wall, so I pinned it to the back of the wall hanging that was on display in the kitchen. We really like it with the pale yellow "borders." It pains me that I'll have to buy some fresh yellow to finish this.


It seems like this bin is still full, but I really did use a lot. 


 Wild & Goosey is coming along (pattern info here). I've been mostly using these as leaders/enders, but I do sit and sew a few units when I have a bit of free time.


Thirteen blocks to go...

I pulled some 2.5" strips of red and pink to make two of these mug mats. One will be a gift tonight at our guild meeting. This one is mine! Happy Valentine's Day to me! Looking back, the one I made for my mother last year has more quilting.

Mrs. Sew and Sow is hosting the Scraptastic Tuesday link up this month. Head on over for lots of scrappy inspiration!
http://mrsssewandsow.blogspot.ca/2015/02/scraptastic-tuesday-february-link-up.html

15 comments:

Nicky said...

Tina I think you are providing a host of inspiration all on your own! Could you improv piece your border and use up more scraps? In any case it is one sweet hanging! I love all your projects and Thanks for joining us at #scraptastictuesday!

Calicojoan said...

Your Wild and Goosey is coming along great. Nice plan of colors. I am throwing in everything and the kitchen sink into mine! LOL!

Love your selvedge quilt.

Cathy said...

O. M. G. You have some serious scrappy fun going on over there. Love the selvage log cabin. Just adore it. And those "cool" improv blocks are adorable!!! Just fantastic work.

Just an FYI, I'm hosting a monthly linky for showing the leader/ender projects and I'd love to see yours linked up! It'll be next Tuesday. :)

Thanks for sharing!!

Janet Ann said...

Love the selvage log cabin! And your modern scrappy mini quilt is just adorable!

ipatchandquilt said...

What a fantastic way to use the scraps. I should do more improv blocks too!
Esther

Paula said...

I love the way you've used your selvages. I have a box full, and I'm going to have to make a couple of pillows!

Cathy said...

What a lot of scrappy goodness! I especially like the selvage half log cabin and the Wild and Goosey.

Ann said...

So many cute ideas. Love the selvages. Then I saw the rest. They are all wonderful. Congratulations.
And, yes. My scrap bin never empties. Isn't there an old fairy tale about this?

Debbie said...

Good going on your scrap use. wow! I especially love your improv mini!

Arita said...

Love your selvage projects. One of these days I will create one.

Pasqualina this & that said...

I love your selvage project! I think no border and straight line quilting would be great. And I adore your improv mini quilt. It deserves a wide border!

audrey said...

Lots of wonderful scrappy fun! Love what you're coming up with.:)

Carla said...

Such pretty projects--every one!

Lara B. said...

This is a whole lot of wonderful work Tina! I love every single one of these projects.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Wild and Goosey is fabulous!