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January 2, 2022
Oh Scrap! : Happy 2022 from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I don't know about everyone else, but I am so happy to put 2021 in the rearview mirror.

Let's all have hope that this new year is a better one.




A new year also means the Rainbow Scrap Challenge starts back up again.  I read through the lines on Angela's Instagram account and figured out early that red was going to be the color for January.  So I got an early start and already have some blocks to share.

Here are my Two Bits blocks in red.  I had made some in 2021 so I didn't ...

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December 26, 2021
Oh Scrap! : RSC2022 from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 With only a few more days left in 2021, I thought I had better make a final decision on what Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks I am going to make for 2022.

I am keeping it simple this year!


This one is a carryover from last year.  I still need about 11 more blocks in lots of different colors.  I was hoping to just finish it up this year but I think at this point we can agree that is not going to happen.

These blocks are used using the Two Bits Scrap Mixology pattern.




Last year I made a few ...

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September 19, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Still Making Progress from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 This last week I continued to work on finishing blocks for a few of my scrappy projects.



Look what I found!  I knew I had made four of these Chaser blocks last week.  I found this missing one in a wrong stack of blocks.




I finished five more of my Well Suited blocks.  I think I now have just two more blocks to complete and I can start sewing the quilt top together.  I have to admit, I am getting pretty bored of this project so I am super happy to winding it up soon.




I also used some of ...

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September 12, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Various Blocks from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I have a large pile of various cut blocks sitting next to my sewing machine so that when I get a moment, I can go in there and sew a few seams.  I never quite know what blocks are going to end up being completed.  But I seem to have made some more progress this week.



I finished up six more RSC Well Suited blocks.  I think I just need to sew the pieces next to my machine and I will have enough for my quilt.  This quilt is really scrappy and will probably end up being a donation quilt ...

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August 22, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Look at me Go from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 After being in a heat induced funk for a couple weeks, I have finally found my found my mojo and started sewing again.




I finished three of these scrappy blue and turquoise blocks for one of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts.  These blocks are made using my Two Bits Scrap Mixology pattern module.  I think these blocks bring the total completed up to 23 - which is about half of what I need for the quilt.



I also finished up two more of these color blocks in turquoise.  I am making mine with 2" strips and trimming them to 12" square ...

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February 19, 2021
Another Chaser Block Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I thought this week I would share another scrap quilt finish I made using my Chaser block pattern.



This version of the pattern uses HSTs and creates a completely different look than previous versions.  I used this quilt to focus on using some of the larger chunks of fabrics in my scrap bin.




It made such a fun rainbow scrap quilt.




Just a reminder of the two previous quilts I made using the same pattern.  Kind of hard to believe that so many different designs can be made with just minor changes to a block.  

And I continue to think ...

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January 29, 2021
Another Chaser Block Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Today I thought I would share another finish from the third module of my Scrap Mixology pattern series.  This block design is called the Chaser Block.




This fun 100% scrap quilt is made with two colors of scraps with a bunch of low volume bits to create all that sashing.




You can see all the scrappy goodness a bit better in this photo.  I used red and blue in this quilt but you could certainly use any combination you wanted.



This version of the Chaser block uses all the same sized rectangles.  I used one of my AccuQuilt dies to ...

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January 15, 2021
Another Scrap Mixology Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 It is no secret that I love to play with scraps.  And when I do, I like to keep the designs simple, versatile and I always love to play with color.



Today's finish ticks all the boxes!

I actually completed this quilt late last year.  It is a design I have done a few times in the past, but this time I used just colors from the cooler side of the color wheel.




I love how the different shades of blue, green and purple are highlighted by the black.   This quilt design is such a great way to use ...

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