Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Scrappy thoughts, and some Scraptastic Tuesday winners

Improv Scrappy Xs

My scrappy projects are moving along slowly because I spend most of last week matchstick quilting. I did make a couple more Xs for my improv scrappy X bed size quilt. I am going to need a lot more Xs and some bigger ones too. I need to cut a bunch of backgrounds to have handy for those moments when I just want to sew.  Maybe Nicky, my scraptastic partner over at Mrs. Sew and Sow has more to show, her projects are always beautiful and inspiring.

Improv Scrappy X

That background, which is a print from the Gramercy line by Leah Duncan is fantastic, I might need to order more - although that may be wrong for a scrappy project I suppose.

I have been visiting all the Scraptastic Tuesday links from the link up last week. If you have not visited these folks, I do recommend it - go here. I have more projects on my list now.

For example, there is the most beautiful jeans quilt over at Ozzypip Quilts. It is self backing and would make the most beautiful summer blanket for picnics or the hammock.  I have a lot of ripped jeans in a pile, maybe its time to cut them up.

I also read about separating out "crumbs" and using them to make rainbow blocks, using small scraps for EPP (yes, I know that is obvious to most of you) and remembering to turn to scraps for small projects like zipper pouches. The scrap ideas are all good, thank you everyone.

It's time to award the November link up prizes. Thank you again to our fantastic and generous sponsors:

A huge thank you to each of our generous sponsors and congratulations to all our winners:
  • Massdrop - 45 mm OLFA Deluxe Ergo Rotary Cutter with a 5 Blade Refill Pack and a 45 mm Pinking Rotary Blade - winner is Cheryl from Flickr
We have sent emails to the winners but if you read it here first, please contact us so we can get the prizes on the way.

Thank you for joining us and remember the next link will be the second Tuesday of the month - December 9. You can read more about the "rules" on my new Scraptastic Tuesday Page at the top of my blog here

Scraptastic Tuesday

I'm rushing off again today, but come back tomorrow as its my day for Blogathon Canada!




Marci Girl said...

That jeans quilt is fantastic, back in the day I started "quilting" again by making simple jeans quilts, not like this one, but just patchwork style with frayed edges on one side...though I have to say I killed a sewing machine after about 4 of them. My goal is to link up in December! I just started sewing some scrappy stuff lately!

www.randomthoughtsdoordi.com said...

I really like those x's I've been saving jeans for a project but don't know what to make quite yet.

Zenia Rene said...

Congrats Winners! See y'all next month!

margaret said...

your x quilt is coming along well, no you should not be buying fabric for a scrappy!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for hosting.

Teresa in Music City said...

Great gifts - congrats to the winners! I love your X quilt! And I believe scrappy is not just using "scraps" only. For me, is a style where I use many different fabrics where traditionally I would have only used one. I start by using as many scraps as I can, but then I go to my stash for other fabrics to fill out what I need. I often buy fabrics specifically for scrappy quilts and add them to my "color" stash. Just not yards and yards of it. I rarely buy more than half a yard anymore unless it's on sale or a backing. Of course, there's always more than one way to accomplish a goal - If you really love that fabric and want to use only true scraps, then buy more and use some of it on another project - then it will truly be a scrap LOL!!!

Carla said...

I like these X blocks. Very cool. Congrats to the winners

SewPsyched! said...

I love it when your page loads and opens up and I say "Oh, Ooh, Wow!" Loving folks' projects! It'll take all week to wander through them :) XX!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Congrats to the winners. So.... there are no rules in quilting you know - if you need to buy a certain fabric for a scrap quilt... just buy a lot - and use a scrap in this quilt, and a scrap in that quilt, and a scrap in another - and it all makes perfect sense ( and reasoning lol)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Thanks for the links, esp the denim quilt! Love it