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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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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. 

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict



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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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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 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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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.


Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

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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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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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