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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Scrappy Improv Progress and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  I'm steadily working through my scrap jars, and I've made some good progress.  Each of these panels is actually pretty large, measuring about 15" x 25".

I won't fib and tell you that my pink, red, and orange jars are completely empty, but they are pretty close.  When I have a big chunk of a single fabric in my jar, it's hard to use all of it in a single-color panel without throwing off the balance of the improv, so inevitably some of those larger pieces get left behind for another day.  As you might have guessed, yellow is up next!

My plan is to sew up everything in my jars, and then see what I have to work with.  I do have a rough plan, but I don't mind changing it to maximize my scraps.  As you can see, the amount in each jar is a surprise!  Pink was (by far) my sparsest scrap jar, and if I had to guess, I would say that green and purple are the most full.  But, I won't really know until I dump them out and start sewing.

Before we get to our party, let's take a look at some of the amazing projects linked up last week!  This pretty quilt is by Sandra at mmm quilts-

Something Rosemade shared this oh, so gorgeous Amy Butler throw.  I LOVE Amy Butler prints and used to collect them pretty extensively, particularly her earlier collections.  In this throw, I'm spotting fabrics from the Soul Blossoms, Love, Belle, Midwest Modern, and Cameo collections.  Love it!

And finally, Kathy's Quilting showed off this scrappy stunner-

NTT will be taking a little break next week, because I'm flying to Atlanta to visit a guild there.  I'll be gone for a few days, and I'll be busy presenting and teaching!  I'll be back the following week, on 5/25!

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  1. Looks like you are having fun sewing. And at least your scraps don't seem to be multiplying. :)

  2. I love those scrappy panels, Kelly!

  3. I really need to make time to sew my scraps like this.

  4. Is it going to be a rainbow scrap quilt or just red and orange. I love those colors together with pink as well.

  5. Those scrappy improv panels are reminding me how much fun I had sewing scraps together for the mini heart quilt from your book!

  6. Hope you are having a great time teaching in Atlanta. Thank you for featuring my comfort quilt! See you next Thursday. ;-)


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