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June 12, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... But This Quilt Could Cure It! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

You may have seen that I was doing some pattern testing for Christina Cameli of A Few Scraps - I got to make this beautiful quilt using her soon-to-be-released pattern called Light Speed...


It's a great pattern, fat quarter friendly and so easy to make!  But Christina also included some tips for making it scrappy, so I dug in my scrap boxes and came up with this completely, totally scrappy version...


This one was made with absolutely no rhyme or reason to the colors, prints, placement or anything - and I love its total scrappiness!  I think it would ...

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June 7, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... And a Time Problem! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

May is over.  Where did it go?  Unfortunately, I didn't get anything done on my list of scrappy goals from May (a record-breaking Hands2Help Challenge may have had a little bit to do with that!) but it was still a good month!  June may not be much better, but I'll try just jumping the May goals up to June and see if I can get them done before the end of the month!

In the meantime, this probably doesn't quite count as scrappy sewing, but I did make a quilt top last week using some ...

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May 29, 2019
I May Have a Scrap Problem... Is Taking A Very Short Break! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, I may have a scrap problem, but this week I've got an even bigger problem - about 100 prizes that need to be packaged up and put in the mail!  I haven't touched my sewing machine OR my scraps in two weeks, and until I get those packages in the mail, I won't be sewing at all!  So I'm taking a very short blog break (basically this post) so I can concentrate on that task, and be back in time for Whoop Whoop Friday!

But of course we need a little bit of eye ...

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May 22, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem.... A Little Progress, Etc.... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, it has been a week around here!  With Hands2Help drawing to a close, there's tons of administrative work I have to do and very little time for sewing - but I did manage to go through one of those big scrap tubs...


...reducing it from that behemoth on the left to the much smaller container on the right.  It now contains my flannel scraps, which are neatly folded.  Since I'm not sewing with flannel right now, I'll save cutting them up until later when I need them.

Tuesday I also managed to assemble my husband ...

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May 15, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Playing With Triangles! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I've been spending a lot of time recently starting new projects, and most of them with new fabric - but I have been working on a collaborative project over the last few days...


...which is a scrappy project!  A simple signature quilt, made using black and red corners.  And of course, making those corners left me with some bonus HSTs - so today I decided to play with some arrangements to make a matching pillow cover.  


There's this basic layout...


Or this one, made a little punchier by alternating the red and black in the colored bands.


Then ...

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May 8, 2019
I May Have a Scrap Problem... Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I have realized that it is time to write this week's Wednesday post, and - - - I got nothing!  I have been so busy working on repairing a vintage quilt and sprucing up my front yard that I haven't really worked on scraps at all this week.  But fortunately I did find some beautiful inspiration on Instagram this week, so I'll share that so we can all rev up our desires to do some scrappy sewing...


Isn't this a glorious explosion of color?  She calls it her triptych quilt, and if I remember correctly, it's ...

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May 1, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... April Results and May Goals! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Did April just fly by, or is that my imagination?  It can't possibly have been a month already - but the calendar tells me it's so.

At the beginning of the month, I set a goal of using my double wedding ring templates to make something.  I did a little bit with those templates, creating this...


...which I will finish and use as a table runner.  I discovered that sewing curves isn't hard, but it does take patience because it's a slower process than I'm used to.  I'm not really seeing a whole ...

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April 24, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Some Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's been a busy week in my hometown (any Garrison Keillor fans out there?) and so I haven't done much in the way of scrappy sewing.  I did cut up some scraps...


...a task which I had been neglecting for far too long! Unfortunately, this barely made a dent in the stack, but at least it's a start.  I also did a bunch of scrap cutting and sorting at church last week, which is probably why I didn't feel like doing a lot of it at home.  That's no excuse, I know!

So ...

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April 17, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Trying New Things! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

After last week's quilting marathon, I decided it was time to do something fun and different.  So as I was casting around for what that could be, I remembered that my goal for this month, scrap-wise, was to try out my double wedding ring templates...


So I grabbed some leftover fat quarters of Make Life by Sweetwater (thanks, Renegade Quilter!) and my tiniest rotary cutter and started cutting!


The templates were great - very easy to cut out, especially since I have that tiny rotary cutter. The smaller the wheel, the easier it goes around those curves!  Assembly ...

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April 10, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... An Idea, and Some Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Scraps really do multiply, don't they?  It seems like most of the quilts I've been making are scrappy ones, but the piles don't get any smaller!  So I keep watching out for inspiration - and wow, is it out there!  Here's just a few of the beautiful quilts I've seen lately...


I love the colors in this one - all those bold saturated prints really make a statement, don't they?


Looks like I've got a thing for saturated colors, doesn't it?  But the bold shapes in this one make me smile.


Nothing ...

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April 3, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Goodbye March, Hello April! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Wow!  How fast is this year flying by, right?  It's hard to believe, but it's already April.  It's been a good year so far, and I do believe that I've come to love scrap sewing!  

At the end of February, I decided that for my March scrappy goals I wanted to quilt my Long Time Gone quilt and finish the top of my Gypsy Wife quilt.  And I'm happy to say that I met both of those goals!  Here's my Long Time Gone...


...as it hung on the line drying!  It has ...

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March 27, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Gypsy In The House! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Scraps, scraps everywhere - they can really consume you, can't they?  But every so often, it's nice to have a finish, and be able to look at it and know that you took something that could have been thrown away and turned it into something beautiful.  You may have seen this post about my Long Time Gone quilt...


...and today, I'm happy to say that now I can add Gypsy Wife to the (nearly) finished column!  I went back and looked through my pictures, and found this one, dated August 8, 2017.


That was the day ...

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March 20, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Using Your Scraps for Good! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I really missed doing a scrappy post on Wednesday last week, and I've got TONS of scrappy sewing that I've been doing, but today I want to challenge you with something special.


There is a group in New Zealand called Angels in Gumboots that has set a goal of making 100 quilts using these blocks to be given to the families of the victims of the horrible mass shooting in Christchurch this past weekend.

Angels in Gumboots are collecting 6.5" blocks with green hearts on a white background.  Currently they have all the info in ...

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March 6, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Welcoming March! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, February is the shortest month, but it sure feels like it went by in a flash, doesn't it?  I don't feel like I accomplished much in the way of scrappy sewing, but here's a look back at the month to see what happened...


I posted a tutorial on piecing batting, and another one for this disappearing hourglass block...


I also started working on another string quilt when I needed some mindless sewing.  You can find a tutorial for this quilt here.



I had hoped to make lots of frankenbatting during the month, but it ...

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February 27, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... A Disappearing Act! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

As you probably already know, I was fortunate enough to attend QuiltCon last week.  I signed up for a class called Dynamic Quilts with Solids, taught by Nydia Kehnle.  Considering how many solid scraps I have, you can guess that I was really excited!  We were instructed to bring about 125 7.5" squares, in at least 25 different colors.  Well, I went nuts, pulled everything I could cut a 7.5" square out of, without rhyme or reason, and showed up to class.


This is the class instructor, Nydia Kehnle, and one of her fabulous quilts!  We ...

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February 20, 2019
I May Have a Scrap Problem... It's QuiltCon Week! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, it's QuiltCon week, which means that I haven't had much time to dedicate to scrappy sewing!  I've got a few things I have to make headway on before I can play at QuiltCon this weekend, so most of my time has been spent on that.  However, I did do a little scrappy sewing that I'm saving for Friday's post - be sure to stop in and check it out!

In the meantime, since this is the week for inspiration of all sorts, here's some gorgeous eye candy I found on the internet ...

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February 13, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Progress and Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Scraps just keep multiplying, don't they?  But I am making some progress - I got all my solid squares cut for QuiltCon (next week - hooray!!) and yesterday I put my scrappy string quilt on the frame!


I experimented with a new quilting design - sort of like a freeform freehand Baptist Fan.  It used a lot of bobbin thread, but it was fun to do and I think it's going to look wonderful when it's washed and dried! Binding will be done today - it's the first sunny day we've had in a week and the ...

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February 6, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Buried in Batting! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

As I work each week to dig out from under my never-ending supply of scraps, I end up making more quilt tops, which then need to be quilted.  And of course that means batting!  But in the course of cleaning up last month, I pulled out all my batting scraps, and.....


Oh my gosh!!!  How did THAT happen?  Well, it happened because it's easier to cut off a new piece from the roll than to piece batting scraps together, right?  But this is more than ridiculous.  Time to make some frankenbatting!  So I thought, for those of ...

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January 30, 2019
I May Have a Scrap Problem... What a Month! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

We are in the final days of January, and so it's time to review the month, scrap-wise.  Even though my scraps still seem to be replicating themselves while I sleep, I did make some progress this month.  

At the beginning of January, I decided to work on my "String Hamper of Shame" and also to work with my solids scraps to cut 7.5" squares for a QuiltCon class.  


This tub is full of 8.5" wide pieces of strings, which I created after pressing a bunch of strings from my hamper.  And no, it didn't ...

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January 23, 2019
Making Fabric For New Quilt from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


The Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge for 2019, hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, is right around the corner.  This is Sarah's 9th year .... with participants growing in numbers.  

I have the cutest little pattern for the challenge this year...so it is time to make some fabric, using the Mile-A-Minute/M-A-M method. The pattern requires several 6 1/2" Blocks and 4" Units (to make HST's later trimmed to 3 1/2").  Not to mention...this will help tame the scrap stash.

The pattern will remain under wraps for now .... however, if you are "making ...

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