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November 5, 2021
Another RSC Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Usually in my quilt making process, the sewing together of blocks is my bottleneck.  But lately, the biggest stack has been those projects waiting for their bindings!

Today I am ready to share another Rainbow Scrap Challenge finish.  This one was made using 2" strips of varying lengths.  I trimmed up each block to 12" square.

When I placed the blocks, I turned them 90 degrees from the last so that I didn't have to match many seams.  I really love the look.

When I pulled the scraps for each block, I also tried to group color hues to ...

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October 24, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Finishing the Last Blocks from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I always find the last few blocks of a quilt top take the most amount of time to make.

Once I get about 80% of the blocks completed, I will put them all up on a design wall and identify what other blocks are needed to even out the color placement.  Then I start to pull scraps to make the necessary blocks.

I needed just three more blocks and there really needed to be a few more bright blocks.  So I made one in turquoise and one in lime.

And finally I made another gray one.  My gray bin no ...

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October 17, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Still Making Progress from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I didn't find myself with a whole lot of time to sew this week but I did get a few more blocks completed for one of my RSC projects.

I made two of these color blocks in brown.  My brown bin is overflowing so I decided to add a few to my quilt top.  I am using 2" strips and trimming them up to 12" square.

I also realized my gray bin is stuffed too so I made a single block.

I think that leaves me with needing to make three more blocks.  Hopefully I will get them finished ...

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October 10, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Scrappy Design Walls from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I am continuing to surf along the wave of finishing momentum.

I only finished two scrappy blocks this week.  I have had these blocks cut and just waiting by my sewing machine for months.

I did move the completed blocks for this RSC quilt into my sewing room.  Now I can identify what additional colors I need.  I know I want a couple brown, at least one more yellow and another blue.  Then I will see what I think.

What I have been focusing on this week is finishing up this pinwheel quilt top.  It is hard to see but ...

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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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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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August 1, 2021
Oh Scrap! : A Scrappy Flimsy from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I realized on Saturday morning that I had not spent any time in my sewing room the whole week.  Determined to change that, I left the vacuum in the middle of the living room and decided to spend a few hours sewing instead.

I spent that time sewing together the blocks in this quilt.  It is a scrap riot!

Here is a closer view.  You can see it is just a bunch of 2.5" squares.  Some blocks are framed with 1.5" solids and others are simply squares.

The quilt measures 70" x 90".  I am sure I have ...

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July 18, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Still on Purple from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 The new color for July is actually supposed to be blue or neutral.  But I am still working on the color purple.  I continue to fall behind this year!

I didn't have a lot of time to sew with this scraps this week but I did get these three pretty purple blocks completed.

I put them up on the design wall with the other completed blocks.  I have decided to go with a 5 x 6 block layout so I need to make 11 more.  I know I need some orange blocks and probably some brown.  I think I ...

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July 11, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Keeping the Options Open from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Last Sunday I shared a few block photos of a new scrap project I had started.

I was making some 16 patches from 2.5" squares and framing them in some 1.5" solid strips.  The initial plan was to make the entire quilt from these framed blocks.

As I started sewing blocks and realizing just how many scraps in these colors I really had, I decided to modify my plans and make some of these 5 x 5 blocks to use up even more scraps.

Now I can alternate the framed blocks with these 25-patch blocks.  I was worried ...

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July 4, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Seeing a Trend from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Happy Fourth to all of those in the US.  It was nice that our weather cooled somewhat so many can get out and enjoy the holiday weekend.  I still decided to stay home close to the AC and sew.

I am finding myself excited about a new project I started.  I am always on the lookout for scrap quilt inspiration and recently I have been noticing I have a lot of turquoise, lime and black/gray fabric.

Like...A LOT.

So I started pulling them and cutting them into 2.5" squares.  I found quite a bit of my fabric ...

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May 30, 2021
Oh Scrap! : A Bit of Progress from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 First, I apologize for not sharing any finishes this last Friday but Blogger decided to not allow any uploading of photos Thursday night when I went to write my post.  Then the weekend just got away from me...So I guess I will share my finish next week.

Today I want to share the progress I have made on my scrappy projects.  
I was able to finish one more blue color block that I cut the pieces back in April.  I think this last block catches up all of my RSC projects just in time to switch to purple for ...

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May 16, 2021
Oh Scrap! : A Little of Everything from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 The Spring weather has been absolutely lovely here in Oregon so I haven't been in my sewing room very much.  When I do go in there, I find myself not very focused on anything specific.

With all of my red RSC blocks completed for May, I went back and sewed a couple blocks in blue that I didn't get completed in April.  I think I want to make two more blocks in some different shades.

And I completed another log cabin block in blue to go with the green one I completed last month.  These take FOREVER to ...

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May 2, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Already May from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Last Sunday I shared the single green color block that I had made for MARCH.  Now we are at the first of May and I am so far behind!


I did finish the other three green blocks I had cut out.  I am making these with 2" cut strips so I square them up to 12".

I still have to make about 4 blue blocks for April.  I don't even have those cut yet!

But the good news is I made the test blocks for this quilt in Red so the month of May is done.  Hopefully now I ...

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April 25, 2021
Oh Scrap! : More Scrappy Blocks from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 The rain finally arrived so I was pushed back indoors and into my sewing room.  It was nice to finally make some progress on some projects and to do a bit of much needed cleaning.

I was able to cut and sew up my blue HRT blocks for one of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts.  Each of these measure about 4 x 8".

I started this quilt back in 2020 and when I put my blue blocks with the other pieces, I realized I only needed the color orange to finish out the quilt.  So I decided to go ahead ...

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November 29, 2020
Oh Scrap! - Slow Progress from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Usually once the weather turns cold, I am ready to spend lots of time in my sewing room.  This year has just been too long and all I want to do is snuggle under a quilt and stare at the TV.

But I did manage to cut and sew two more pixel blocks.  These take sooo long to dig through my scraps and cut these tiny squares.  I know there are ways to make this faster but I am trying to use up my smallest bits.  

I wish I could share with you the project.  

It is slowly taking shape ...

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July 12, 2020
Oh Scrap! : More RSC Blocks from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

This week I am still protesting the color blue and playing with more purple scraps.

This week I finished up these three Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks.  I need to do a count on these blocks to see how many more I need.  It is time to get this one up on a design wall and maybe finish it up.

I am finally feeling somewhat productive and want to see some finishes!
What are you working on?


It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up: 

  • This linky party is ...

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June 23, 2020
Late Night Inspiration from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I am a really bad sleeper - I always have been.  So lots of time I am sewing or watching TV during the wee hours of the morning.

Most of the time I am only listening to the TV but the other night I was streaming an old auction show that was selling off mid-century furniture.  So I was checking out all the lovely items going up for sale.  

I literally sat up in bed when I saw a rug in the corner of the screen...
That would make such a great scrap quilt!

Thanks goodness I was streaming so I ...

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June 21, 2020
Oh Scrap! : Colorful Chains from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I can't believe another week has already gone by.  Where does the time go?!

Most of my sewing has been occurring late at night.  I did get a chance to finish up three more RSC blocks in pink.  It is hard to see in this (late night) photo but I chose mostly hot and dark pinks for these blocks.

I didn't use any light shades of pink because I was afraid they would stand out - or maybe I should say fade away.  Here are all the blocks to date.  I am going for 30 blocks so I think ...

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May 29, 2020
A Colorful Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

A couple weeks ago, I shared some scraps I traded for a cone of thread.  The scraps were so colorful, I was instantly inspired.

Here are the scraps I started with.  I added in the solids.  
They consist of various Kona and grunge fabrics.

I kept the blocks simple.  I started with a 2.5" square and framed it in a bright color (usually a solid).  They I framed that in a skinny black.  I then just added frames until my block was big enough to trim to 12.5".  With each frame, I tried to ensure all the fabrics ...

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May 19, 2020
The Gift of Scraps from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Recently, my friend Sheila Sinclair-Snyder texted me to see if I had an extra cone of thread for a color she needed.  During this time of Covid, it is nearly impossible to just pick up a single item and I was happy to help her out.  

As a thank you gift, she left me with a bag of scraps.  Quilty friends are the best!

The scraps she gifted me are the nicely folded ones along the top.  I pulled some coordinating "solids" from my scrap bins to stretch them so I could make a nice sized lap quilt.
(Notice mine ...

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