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June 15, 2018
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? A Reveal (Finally!) from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, Friday has finally rolled around again, and you know what that means - it's time to get our whoop whoop on!  Have you been working on something great this week?  It's time to share - even if it's not a finish, or even if it's not something quilt-y!  Let's celebrate the little things!

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Having said that, I have something to share that's not so little - in fact, it's about 88" square!  But first, let me share with you my view this morning when I woke up...


Let me tell you, it's ...

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June 13, 2018
Scrap Control Update from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


Fifteen done!  Although I am usually working on several projects at once, there always seems to be something popping up.  These little blocks (finishes at 10"), are such a nice diversion.    

I also ended up with a few spares, so I decided to sew them together below -- maybe a few for the backing?
 

I follow along with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, who helps us stay accountable to the growing scrap bins. Check with her often for ideas on how to tame the stash. 


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I May Have A Scrap Problem... Strings, Strings Everywhere! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, despite all efforts to avoid it, Tuesday snuck up on me, and I almost forgot to write a scrappy blogpost for Wednesday!  But here I am, with a little bit of a fun quilt to share!  Here's the story...


It all started with this picture that I found on Pinterest.  Suddenly the huge pile of strings we have at church took on a different glamour!  And so, using a 5" square for the center, I started going around the square with those strings.  My only requirement was that they be straight and even.  Round and round ...

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June 6, 2018
Scrap Control Update from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


And then there were NINE!  However, I have now pulled several long 2 1/2" strips from the scrap bin and cut coordinating 1 1/2" strips (LOL, that bin has a low inventory).

I follow along with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, who helps us stay accountable to the growing scrap bins. Check with her often for ideas on how to tame the stash. 

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I May Have A Scrap Problem... May Results and June Goals! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

June has finally arrived, with all the busy summer activities that keep us from sewing as much as we'd like, it seems!  But there's always time for scrap sewing, isn't there?  I'll have to admit that I didn't finish my May project - I've made it to the flimsy stage...


...but haven't been able to put enough time together to get it on the frame for quilting.  Hopefully before the end of June - I'm still considering this one of my scrappy goals for the month!

And today I drew my goal ...

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May 30, 2018
Scrap Control Update and Quilt of Valor from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


The 2 1/2" strip scrap bin is still full .... as I have only added 3 more blocks. As soon as possible, I will pull out all of the long strips (brights only) and start matching them up into strip sets. 

The Quilt Of Valor below that has taken over the sewing room, was loaded on the long arm, basted, then quilted.  I used my pattern "Stars Over Scott", for a quick finish. Once the binding and label is done, it will be off to California for a young veteran, whose service we are so thankful for. 


The "Stars Over ...

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I May Have a Scrap Problem... Got Charm Squares? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, it has been quite a week, with the ending of this year's Hands2Help Challenge - and that means I've been too busy to work on my Wedge Play quilt (boo...)!  And this is the last Wednesday of the month, too.  So I'm probably not going to get it finished before June 1, but I'll definitely finish it before July 1!


I'm going to wait until next week to share my June goal for Scrap Attack, because honestly, I don't have time to think about it right now!  But I did think of ...

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May 24, 2018
Scrap Control and H2H Challenge from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


Not much done regarding Scrap Control...I had a request for an emergency Quilt of Valor.  Sometimes a little recognition of a veteran's service can bring a good day to an otherwise challenged period.  I will show more later on when the blocks go on the wall -- right now, I'm just chain sewing half square triangles. 


In addition, our host Sarah, Confessions of a Fabric Addict,  has called for the last link-up of H2H quilts...my quilt has been shown before (including a tutorial), however it is time to say good by as it travels to Utah for ...

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May 23, 2018
I May Have a Scrap Problem... Leftover Binding! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I definitely have a scrap problem this week - my scrap bucket is starting to overflow, but no time to deal with it as I work hard on the end of Hands2Help!  But I did do a little clean-up today putting away binding scraps, so I thought I'd share my process with you!


I started with some leftover binding, and added my tools - something to measure with, post-it notes, a pencil, and some short straight pins!


Step one:  measure that binding scrap!  (Duh!)  This isn't rocket science, you just want a general length.  I usually round down ...

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May 16, 2018
Scrap Control Update from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


The Blocks are done to my Kitchen Sink (in Pink).


The block rows are labeled and pulled off the wall ready for assembly.


It is now time for another scrappy project to use up the 2 1/2" strips.  It is the largest stash of scraps and needs to be tamed.  I am working on several projects and will need a "leader ender" to keep them moving.  


I enjoyed using the 45 degree template (3 1/2") to make the 6 1/2" Kitchen Sink blocks, so I think I may use a 5 1/2" template to make 10 ...

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I May Have a Scrap Problem... Wedges and Denim! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I put a BIG note on my whiteboard to remind me to work on my wedge quilt this week - and it worked!  I did make some progress on it, and I'm really happy with how it's going!


The first thing I did was pin the arcs across the bottom of the quilt, lining up the edges against the raw edge.  


Then I stitched as close to the edge as possible around the inside of the arc.  I had previously pressed under 1/4" on both sides of the arcs.  After finishing the first row, I then ...

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May 9, 2018
Scrap Control Update - Kitchen Sink from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee



Ten rows are done -- three left to go!  I finally have a name..."Kitchen Sink" (in Pink), because I have used about every thing but the Kitchen Sink!  I will rotate a few, but otherwise, the blocks are almost ready to come down and piece together.  I better start thinking of another Scrappy project as my leader-ender (Bonnie-ism) for graduation, a retirement quilts, which are also close to coming off the design wall.

Visit with Sarah, at Confessions of a Fabric Addict "I May Have a Scrap Problemand see what ideas she has for using up scraps.


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I May Have A Scrap Problem... Some Wedge Play! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Where did this week go?  It occurred to me yesterday that I still hadn't had a chance to work on my crescent quilt, so I dropped everything and pulled it out!  If you'll remember, my May challenge was to work with repurposing denim from old jeans.  The background of this quilt is made from large rectangular pieces cut from the front and back legs of jeans, and is gradated by color, from light at the top to dark at the bottom.  The crescents are made from a Make Life bundle I've had hanging around for ...

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May 2, 2018
Scrap Control Update - Week 2 from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


Almost done with Row 7!  My goal is 13 rows, but the good news .... I have run out of the 3 1/2" strips used to cut the 45 degree units.  The duffel bag is empty, so now I am going to attack the plastic bins storing odds and ends sorted by colors.  I will grab a handful from each bin and cut them down to 3 1/2", 2 1/2", 2" and 1 1/2" strips.

These color bins are also used to make my rainbow blocks for the 2018 Rainbow Challenge.  This month, the color is pink ...

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I May Have A Scrap Problem... Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, I may have a scrap problem, but I haven't done much to alleviate it this week!  I did cut up some leftovers from a current project this afternoon, but other than that I haven't done anything scrappy in a week.  I kind of miss it!  But in the absence of anything scrappy of my own, I thought I'd share some scrappy inspiration I've seen lately on social media....


Look at this wonderful wedge quilt!  What a great use for string scraps....


And here's an idea for my little HSTs....


Sometimes simple is ...

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April 25, 2018
Scrap Control Update from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


I have a Scrap System that is semi-organized (thanks to reading Bonnie Hunter's system years ago).  Chunks go into a large duffel bag or one of the large color coded plastic bins.  Every so often, I'll pull out a hand full, iron them and cut into various sizes.  I have a small plastic pull drawer labeled with different sizes (1 1/2", 2", 2 1/2", 3 1/2" and 4 1/2").


Deciding the size to use on a scrappy "leader/ender" (another Bonnie-ism) is easy .... the box that is over flowing!  My current fascination -- the 45 ...

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I May Have a Scrap Problem.. April Finishes and May Goal! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, April isn't quite over yet, but since this is the last Wednesday, it's time to share what I've been working on this month for the Scrap Attack challenge!


Now, I will be the first to admit that I have a LOT of bonus HSTs - and while I was productive, it didn't make much much of a dent in the box.  But it was a lot of fun, and I've got plenty more to play with when I get inspired!


This little bear quilt was the first thing I made with my bonus ...

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April 18, 2018
I May Have a Scrap Problem... A Little Beach Sewing! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, I'm behind a little bit on writing this post, because my husband and I went out on an evening "dinner and a movie" date - something we don't do very often!  Usually our movies are in the afternoon and we are vegging out in front of the TV by 7 - but tonight I'm getting a late start!  

I don't have a huge amount to share today - just the finished HST top...


...and I finished my "Have Faith" top using Jamie's tutorial from 4/8/18!  I love this pattern - so quick and easy ...

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April 11, 2018
I May Have A Scrap Problem... HST Progress! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I have been having so. much. fun. this week!  After finishing my commission quilt, I have time to play with my HSTs and boy have I been playing!


I started out with these HSTs that needed trimming...


...and started creating sweet little blocks for pincushions!  I'll probably hand quilt these in the car while we're driving to the beach later this week.  Hopefully I'll get some more made before we leave!


Then I grabbed some blue HSTs that were bonus blocks from Lilli's annual quilt a few months ago.  I knew what I wanted ...

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April 4, 2018
I May Have A Scrap Problem: I Got Trimmings, Lots of Trimmings... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I love trimming HSTs, I love trimming HSTs, I love trimming HSTs - maybe if I keep saying it, I'll believe it soon!  Well, while I may not love trimming them, I do like playing with them, so I'll take the good with the bad and power through....


You may remember this tub of bonus HSTs from last week - my April challenge for Scrap Attack 2018.  That tub is about 9 x15 x 4, and packed full of all different sizes of HSTs.  Very few of them have been trimmed to a consistent size - most are just ...

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