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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Summer Scrap Purge and NTT

Welcome to another Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  I hope your summer sewing has been as fun as mine lately!  It seems that for the third year in a row, I have decided that summer is the season to clean out my scrap jars.  Two years ago, I made Serendipity, and last summer I made probably my favorite quilt of all time, Shattered Rainbow.

To this day, one of my biggest quilting regrets is selling Shattered Rainbow, though it does make it better to know that the person who bought it really treasures it.  When I sold it, I told myself that I could always make another one if I really wanted to, and so, this summer's scraps are being used to do exactly that.  Check out my progress thus far (in retrospect, I should have taken photos of ALL the colors two at a time, but oh well, you'll just have to brace yourself for a photo-heavy post)-

The only color I have left is gray, and I'm planning something a little different from the first Shattered Rainbow quilt with them.  I'm planning to finish up the grays this evening, and put the top together tomorrow, so be on the lookout!

So, now that I've filled you in on the happenings in my sewing space, check out some of the amazing links from last week's party!  Measuring Success shared this sweet flying geese baby quilt.  If you missed it, the back is just as awesome as the front.

Jen's Crafts and Quilts Scrapbook linked up her Little Leap Frog finish.  What a cute one!

and this quilt by Carla at Grace and Favour is so fantastic.  I love how the large, directional print plays with the pieced blocks.

Okie dokie!  Time to show me what you've got.  Bring on the eye-candy!

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  1. Kelly, it looks great! Are you using a pattern for the Serendipity quilt?

  2. I can't wait to see this come together! Great saturated purples!

  3. Great way to purge those scraps Kelly. I hope you share your finish with my Sunday Oh Scrap!

  4. I'm excited to see what your new rainbow quilt looks like! Love the blue and red blocks. :)

  5. your scrap blocks are awesome! You've made me want to go in and start sewing right away. I like the quilts you chose to highlight too, thanks Kelly
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  6. This is going to be amazing! Who doesn't love a rainbow?! I love seeing the pictures and I'm not overloaded at all!

  7. I can't wait to see your scattered rainbow! It seems like just the right amount of quilting fun without all the pressure to make sure everything is perfectly coordinated. Sort into color piles, sew together in blocks and assemble quilt. I like the low pressure, easy peasy stuff for summer. :) (I just finished my fourth quilt. It's a new pattern that I tested for another blogger I follow. SUPER FUN pattern!)

  8. Love, Love, Love all your rainbow blocks! Can't wait to see the quilt top come together.

  9. That is a lot of scraps! Will we see this at guild?

  10. You have a great start on your next Rainbow quilt!

  11. I like both of your scrap quilts and can't wait to see your new version of the 'rainbow' quilt. Love your blog!

  12. I must admit that I am envious of your talent for putting all those beautiful fabrics together in such a pleasing arrangement.


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