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August 28, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Time For More Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It has been a busy week, trying to get ahead on some commission work, so I haven't had much time to play with scraps.  I did turn this stack of fabric...


...into a project bag full of the cut pieces to make one of Sam Hunter's Birch Bark quilts...


...or actually three of them, which I hope to combine into a king size quilt!  I used a bunch of yard-or-less pieces from my stash, so I'm counting it as "kinda scrappy" sewing!

Andd here's some beautiful inspiration I'm seeing while out and about ...

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July 2, 2019
All Finished With the String Blocks from Quilty Folk

Here they are, those string blocks that I almost gave up on doing. While I love and adore quilts made out of the scrap bin, there's just something about the process that requires a certain mood.

String blocks
In this case, it was a desire to bury my head in some well loved fabrics, not have to make a lot of decisions and just chain piece myself into a place of serenity. Or calmness. I don't think there's ever really any true serenity when doing foundation piecing! It worked pretty well right up to the point where ...

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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 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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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
Lots of Things Going On This Month from Quilty Folk

What have I been up to? Oh the list is so very long! For one thing thing, at the prompting of Ann, I attempted to clean up my blog. That resulted in having to eliminate a few widgets that I rather liked, such as 'LinkWithin', thumbnails at the bottom of each post to previous, but similar subject matter. I don't understand a lot of it, but don't want people to feel unsafe coming to my site.

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The Big Woven Basket quilt in the hoop....
I cleaned up some of the clutter, deciding to keep the 'Current Quilt in ...

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January 16, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... No Shame Here! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I love when I can combine two goals into one project - don't you?  I needed a quilt design for the Rockin' Rectangles series that starts on January 27th, and the String Hamper of Shame started calling my name.  Remember this?  


Well, many hours of work ended up putting a small dent in that hamper, and creating this box full of strings cut into 8.5" lengths.


After lots and lots and LOTS of chain piecing, I ended up with a tub that looked like this...


...which, when put back into neat little stacks, looked like this.  Not ...

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January 9, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... New Year, New Goals! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

2019 has arrived in all its glory, and with it a clean slate and a million opportunities!  I love the feel of new beginnings, don't you?  But before I jump into the new, I want to look back at the year gone by...


With the exception of the bottom left picture (and of course our little scrap monster in the center), these are just a few of the scrappy projects I finished this year, using scraps I gleaned out of the Tubs of Shame under my long arm machine.  And you know what?  I discovered that I ...

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October 31, 2018
I May Have a Scrap Problem - Good Results! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Wow, October just flew by in a flash, didn't it?  I love fall - cooler weather, my birthday, and the upcoming holidays - but it does seem like the fall months go by so much faster than summer!  It was a good month, though - I got a lot accomplished and I hope you did too.  

First up was Nathanael's annual quilt.  He loves green, so I dug in my green scraps and found lots of 2.5" squares, which turned into 16-patch blocks.


Then I made a bunch of X-blocks...


Pairing up the two sets of blocks, it ...

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October 3, 2018
I May Have a Scrap Problem.. A Tutorial and a Winner! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It occurred to me last Thursday that I had forgotten to choose a winner for the Summer Wedding pattern!  What was I thinking - well, ok, I wasn't thinking, but that's still no excuse.  So now, better late than never, here's the winner...


I'll be contacting you via email today to get your mailing address!

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You may have seen these on my blog last week - a quick and easy scrap project - so I thought I'd share a tutorial so you can make some too!  Grab four 2.5" squares out of your scrap stash ...

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September 19, 2018
I May Have A Scrap Problem... It's HUGE!! (And A Giveaway...) from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I have some seriously excellent news...


This quilt top has gone from one small section (don't you love that little fussy cut flower?)...


...then it grew a little larger, until, like Clifford the Red Dog....


...it got HUGE!!!!  I really really love this quilt top, and I think Lilli will too - it's definitely blue!  I've named it Something Blue, in keeping with the name of the original pattern.  It ate up a lot of scraps, too, which makes it just about the perfect quilt!


Just as a reminder, I made this quilt using the pattern ...

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September 12, 2018
I May Have a Scrap Problem... Making Headway, and Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I hope, if you're in the track of Hurricane Florence, you've made it to a safe place, AND that you have sufficient important supplies (fabric, thread, sewing machine, rotary cutter, etc.) to keep you occupied during the storm.  I have family on the east coast in NC and VA, so I'm definitely keeping an eye on the storm reports.  Stay safe, everyone!!!

I've also made some good progress on my scrap sewing this week!  Last week my Something Blue quilt was at this point...


...then late last week it went to this....


...and finally ...

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August 29, 2018
I May Have A Scrap Problem.... Where Did August Go? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Seriously, where did August go?  Didn't it just begin?  So much has been going on, I didn't get a chance to finish my quilt for Lilli, but I did finally get to the point where you can see the design start to show...


Here you can see the circle design, and how they will interlock like a double wedding ring quilt.  I've got all the blocks made except for 45 more of the blocks at the NSEW quadrant points, and I'll try to do a pile of them each week so I can get ...

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August 22, 2018
I May Have A Scrap Problem - Still Plugging Away! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I can't believe we're already more than halfway through August!  Where has the month gone?  I didn't know when I started my Scrap Attack project for this month that I'd end up with a huge commission job - six memory quilts - but I've still managed to put in a little time on this month's project.  If you recall, I've been working on my own version of Jamie Elfert's Summer Wedding quilt, which I'm calling Something Blue...


This will be Lilli's annual quilt this year, and she requested bright blues ...

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August 8, 2018
I May Have a Scrap Problem... Progress and Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's so nice to be getting back into the swing of things, and I was really enjoying having time to work on projects of my own (i.e. scrappy sewing!) But then I got a commission for five memory quilts, and now I'm going to have to reward myself with time to sew on my scrappy projects in order to make progress on them!  But it's all good...

I did make some progress this week - I've made and sewn together nine blocks on the Kitchen Sink quilt...


...and I made a good start on ...

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July 16, 2018
The simple and easy peasy way I use up my scraps from Mama Love Quilts

The beautiful thing about having lots of works in progress is that when you get bored with one, there’s always another waiting in the wings.

I’ve set my denim curves quilt aside for the moment and have been working on a scrap quilt I started last year. If you’re like me, you’ve got scraps overflowing in bins, baskets, boxes and on the floor! In an effort to tame these scraps, I decided to make a simple patchwork quilt. I cut yellow, blue, purple, and neutral colored scraps into 4-inch squares.

The reason I chose 4″ is ...

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July 4, 2018
I May Have A Scrap Problem - June Results and July Goals! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It seems that June just flew by, doesn't it?  So much going on with the beginning of summer, and that definitely made a difference in my time for working with scraps - but I did make some progress!  I'll show you the small progress first, though...


This was my June goal.  And this was scrap tub "B"...



Oh my goodness was that tub packed full of stuff!  I pressed and cut, pressed and folded, stashed away fabric in color-sorted tubs, and this is where it stood at the end of the month...


So I made a good ...

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June 26, 2018
Make-A-List Monday - It's QuiltCon Registration Week!!! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

The weekend is behind us (alas!) and that means it's time to tackle a brand new week! Oh, the possibilities!  And this is a very special week - QuiltCon 2019 early registration opens on Tuesday morning! (Can you tell I'm excited?)  But before we get into all that, let's take a look at last week's list and see how it went...

1.  Quilt the turtle quilt.
Done, and delivered!  My friend sent this picture of the quilt on the bed in the room that will be for her grandchildren when they arrive...


2.  Assemble the ...

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June 6, 2018
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 31, 2018
May Scrap Attack And OMG from Quilt Paint Create

For my Scrap Attack project I decided to make something out of one of my purchased scrap bags. I created a pattern, traced the motifs on fusible web and started cutting out the fabric pieces. I painted the background fabric because nothing in my stash worked.
runner 53018It’s a work in process. I knew this project would take more than one month, so it is my Scrap Attack project for June too.
My May OMG was to add paint to the poppy quilt and start the applique. I painted the lightest leaves a darker green. Except for the painted leaves ...

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