Monday, September 23, 2019

Cutting Down Scraps {New Scrap Projects}

The bad news is that I have been feeling really overwhelmed by my scrap bins (and baskets and bags) lately.

The good news is that I am starting to feel like at least some of them to good use, after doing a lot of cutting with my Accuquilt Go! cutter.

The sort of bad news is that I have started a bunch of new projects in the last few weeks as a result.

The first of these projects is my Faceted Churn Dash. The grey print in the upper left corner will be my background (this was the backing of my Stash Bee quilt), the print in the lower right hand corner is my inspiration fabric (this was the back of one of my Little Fireworks quilts). I pulled yellows, teals, blacks, and a few grays as my scrappy focal fabrics. All of these fabrics came from my scrap bins, making a tiny dent.

This is also my project for the Faceted QAL I am hosting in our Honey, Bunny, and Doll Facebook group; join if you are able!

The second of these projects is intended to become a table runner, inspired by pieces of a large Asian-inspired floral in my scrap bin. I pulled a teal tonal dot (actually backing fabric scraps!) and a neutral Island Batik basic to use with this fabric. I cut enough pieces and parts to make 12 star blocks, the first four of which are complete:

The final project is the Christmas Ribbons pattern from the book Scrap Basket Surprises by Kim Brackett. Right now I just have the rectangles cut; I have yet to start on cutting the background fabrics but I have the fabric chosen. This will be made as large as I can make it from the yard of background fabric that I have.

What kind of scrap projects are you working on this week?

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  1. I like to see those stash busters getting done. I need to get my elves working on cutting mine down. I look forward to watching its progress.

  2. I'm looking forward to cutting some Shoo Fly Shoo from Bonnie Hunter's web site. They are definitely cute little blocks. And, if I am really lucky I'll have all the dies I need to make them. Or I could use my new Bow Tie dies and make some of those. I hear you about needing to cut (and use) some of my scraps. They just keep growing.

  3. I'm trying to keep my scraps under control by making 'leaders and enders' quilts using Amanda Jean Nyberg's Scrap Vortex method....

  4. I just came up with a new scrap quilt idea in EQ8 last night, using dies from my 8" Accuquilt Qube! I recently upgraded from the GO! Baby to the regular size GO! and I'm hoping that it will help me turn scraps (and the ridiculous, overflowing stashed fabric) into quilt tops faster. Good luck with all of your new projects!

  5. Very fun scrap projects! They are all going to be pretty, but the table runner fabric combo is my favorite.


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