Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Scraptastic Tuesday January Link Up!

Good morning, it the second Tuesday of January already. The monthly Scraptastic Tuesday link is open today until next Monday night at 10:00 pm MST both here and at Nicky's blog, Mrs. Sew and Sow. It is the same link, so only join us at one or the other blog.

Please link up a blog post or a photo from Flickr or Instagram where you share a scrappy project, either finished or in progress, or some thought on how to deal with your scrap mountain. Please only one link per person, and your link will be your entry into the randomly drawn prizes from our fantastic sponsors. The winners will be announced next Tuesday. Everyone is welcome, you don't have to have joined in before.

Also, Nicky and I ask that you check out some of the other links and leave some comments too. There is always a lot of inspiration in how to use your scraps in these links. Oh and grab our button too, if you have a blog, the code is over on the sidebar.

Here are the prizes:

A huge thank you to each of our generous sponsors for the following prizes, which will be awarded randomly:
  • Massdrop - assorted fat quarter pack
My second Block for Stephanie for #beesewcial She asked for improv blocks inspired by the glass work of Chihuly. This one is just over 12.5" square.

And, you are wondering, what scrappy thing do I have to share today. Well, it has been a busy week of things that were not sewing since last Tuesday when I shared Hush, a finished scrappy quilt I am very proud of.

Chihuly inspired improv block for Stephanie in #beesewcial It's about 15" x 20", not trimmed much. @spontaneousthreads

However, I can share that I was making these bee blocks for my new bee called Bee Sewcial. The assignment from Stephanie, who blogs at Spontaneous Threads, was to make improv blocks with blues and reds, maybe a hint of mustard yellow, inspired by the glass work of Dale Chihuly.

My scrap Chihuly inspired improv block for Stephanie, for #beesewcial

So after making my two bee blocks, encouraged by Stephanie, I used the scraps to make another. This exercise also reminded me that I should try to do this more often, just take a few minutes to play with scraps as they are created. So that is my scrappy insight for today.

Do remember to check out Nicky's post today, she is making a fantastic clamshell quilt and it is growing so fast.