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July 20, 2020
Eggs and Bacon from Sew Preeti Quilts

Happy to be Scrappy


Me: Good morning
Paul (groan)
Me: Would you like some breakfast?
Paul: Do we have bacon?
Me: I don't think so.
Paul (Bigger Groan + A Whine)
Me: I can make you an egg sandwich.
Paul: Without bacon??? Why did you wake me up anyway?


How to put these together?

The smaller block needs help

Black floral + orange/yellow stripe is better than just the stripe


Matched size = Success

And so it grows!!!


Eggs without bacon is an insult...at least in Paul's opinion.
So when this cute pig ended up next to the eggs ...

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April 28, 2020
Make-A-List Monday - Chasing A Squirrel! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Another week of sheltering in place has passed - what is it, five weeks now?  Seems like it's been forever.  And it's not horrible - there are much worse places to be - but it is very different, and it's hard to stay on track sometimes, isn't it?  So while trying to stay on track this week, I ended up chasing a squirrel!


As I was putting together a template for a puzzle-style t-shirt quilt, I decided to check out the BluPrint free classes, and was pleased to find a class by Christina Cameli available called The ...

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February 20, 2020
Scrappy Market Tote from Liz Makes Crafts

The Scrappy Market Tote is a class by Christina Cameli on Bluprint, and I have watched it quite a few times, but I kept procrastinating on making one of my own. Improv terrifies me, and scraps intimidate me. So imagine how I feel when I'm faced with a project that's both improv and scraps.

But I finally decided to give it a shot. I'm using a palette of yellows, blues, and greens, and I combed through only the top of my scrap bins and already I was shocked at how much scraps I have accumulated over the ...

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February 10, 2020
Untitled :: A Finish from Alamosa Quilter

This one took far too long to finish, but I'm excited to finally have it finished!


Click here to read my last post about this project. I started this in 2012. I finished quilting it in 2017 and then it got lost in my sewing room. I recently spent 3 hours cleaning in my sewing room and found this under a pile of other stuff. So I picked a binding fabric from my stash and "got 'er done." This project was inspired by the backing fabric. I didn't take a photo of the back when I finished this ...

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November 15, 2019
Rough & Tumble from Sew Preeti Quilts

In summer I was working on a scrap vortex quilt.  

Scrappy Goodness

Green chair fabric came from Mell

Wonkiness Galore

Finished Flimsy

Pieced Backing

Turquoise Binding

Here is the finished quilt. I named it - "Rough & Tumble"
Bright & Happy

Does it have a story?
Hmmm... it has poem :-)


I dived into my pile of scraps - old and new
long strips, odd shapes and pieces askew
There were some cute scraps from Mell
I chased after them as they tried to escape and fell 
Some fabrics scream and others just mumble
But they all fit happily in this Rough & Tumble

Art Imitates ...

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November 13, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... An Excellent Tutorial! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

No, I'm not tooting my own horn talking about an excellent tutorial - I'll explain that in a minute.  We are in New York City right now, and as I was planning the blogposts for this week I thought I was going to have to skip this one, but my friend Christina of A Few Scraps posted a fabulous tutorial for her Scrappy Quarter Cabin quilt - and saved my bacon!


Isn't that gorgeous?  She has a beautifully photographed and very detailed tutorial posted on her blog right now for these fun improv scrap blocks, so I ...

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December 7, 2016
When life gives you scraps… from Veni Vidi Vicky

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…you have to improvise a little.

My last baby quilt left me with a bunch of HST clippings in aqua and teal hues. The scraps were barely 1.5” square,  would I have trimmed them up before sewing with them I might have ended with a grid as small as 0.5”. Nope, that wasn’t a day for tiny piecing and I don’t need much convincing to skip trimming in general. I was going to wing it that day and just piece those HSTs in the shapes they came in – no discrimination, just improvising.

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And as just sewing ...

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February 10, 2015
WIP's from Kara Rist Threads

Here are a few works in progress, as if i needed to start any more new projects... Scrappy Hexie's can be found in the march/april issue of McCall's quilting, this quilt was designed by Bea Lee. I love that it is scrappy and i have hope after making a half dozen blocks that this will be my first success working with scrap fabric. I believe my success is due to the fact that each block is done in the similar colour way, this is the perfect project to do now and then as, all fabrics can find ...

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