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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Back to the Mission

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, y'all!  Now that I'm all finished with my giant color wheel wall, I'm back to the mission I started in January, which is to completely empty my scrap jars.  Of course the color wheel used up some scraps, but a 24" mini quilt from each jar really isn't going to get the job done.

One helpful part about working with each of my color jars recently is that I have literally put my hands onto every bit of scrap fabric I have, so I know exactly what's in there.  It came as no surprise to me that my blue and aqua/teal jars were the fullest, and my newest project is going to make great use of these cool, soothing colors.

I sewed the scraps using the methods from my book, Stash Statement.  It is such a fun and relaxing technique, and it's so easy to just pull scraps of two complimentary colors (or just one!) and start sewing.  You might notice that I haven't even pressed these panels yet.  I did this with my Woodwork quilt as well, though I have a different plan in mind for these panels.  Now that the improv panels are done, this will be a quilt top in no time!

Before we get to the highlights from last week's party, I owe you some winners from last week's March sponsor post.

First, the winner of the $25 gift certificate to LouLou's Fabric Shop is comment number 37, Beth!

And, the two winners of the Love American Style charm packs from Fort Worth Fabric Studio are comments 75 (Heather) and 53 (Rosemary).


Congrats to all of you!  I will be contacting you via email, so be on the lookout so you can get your prizes!

Okay friends!  let's take a look at some of last week's awesomeness.  This quilt by Katie Mae Quilts just pops!

This lovely quilt is by Becca at Pretty Piney Quilts-

Liz at Savor Every Stitch shared this pretty quilt, called Unchained-

This sweet butterfly quilt is by JanineMarie at Quilts from the Little House-

And I'm loving this purple abacus quilt by Jen at deJong Dream House-

Okay, y'all!  Let's get our party on!

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  1. I keep looking at your scrap quilts. Can't get enough of them.

  2. Those are totally my colors in your scrappy quilt blocks! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!!

  3. Ah, Kelly -- I'm afraid I'm having Scrap Envy. What a beautiful assortment of blues and teals! That must be your favorite color. Did you notice that this quilt is going to match the top you are wearing in your blog photo? If you become QuiltWoman the Superhero, this quilt could totally be your superhero cape. Just sayin'...

  4. You're making great progress using up your scraps.

  5. You are using one of my favorite colors in this quilt. Looking forward to seeing where the design goes from here!

  6. Oh, this is going to be another fun project! I don't think my scraps are as pretty (or organized, for that matter)!

  7. Lovely! I really need to be better about actually using scraps.

    Random question - did I miss the giveaways for the CMM quilt-along? I can't find them on the blog.

  8. Those are pretty blues. They will make a great quilt.

  9. Hey, thanks for highlighting my quilt!! I love all of your scrappy blue blocks. I’m new to piecing with crumb blocks, and have been over analyzing the process, so you can be sure I’m studying your blocks to get a feel for distributing values and color.

  10. I love your mission and I so wish I could clean my stuff out but I keep making so much. haha Our modern quilt guild gave away a copy of your book this last month because we have been focused on scraps and have a scrap challenge going. We did a huge scrap swap and hopefully will be getting some great entries in our challenge. I have some big pieces of pieced scrap fabric that I want to make into something but right now I am so happy to have them sewn up into fabric sheets. :)


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