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September 16, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem....Looking Ahead! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

You may recall that a few weeks ago I asked readers for suggestions for my 2021 tutorial series.  If you aren't familiar with it, each year in January I do a series of posts with tutorials for quick, simple quilts perfect for charity giving - all as a precursor to the Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge.  There were lots of great suggestions, but the one that really caught my attention was a request for tutorials using scrappy strings.  Lord knows I have PLENTY of scrappy strings to play with!  

So I started keeping that in mind as I cruised ...

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September 9, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... But Wow Am I Inspired! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Well, vacation is over and wow was it wonderful!  And now I'm back to real life as we roar like a freight train to the holidays.  Seems like time passes so quickly, doesn't it?  

It felt really nice to be back in my studio today, although I only had a few minutes to play.  There is so much to be done then first day back from home - laundry, groceries, putting things away - but I did make a few minutes to work on another reindeer.   I'm getting close to finishing all nine, and I can't ...

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September 2, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... But Plaidish May Be The Cure! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

It took a vacation to give me some time to do some scrappy sewing, but hey, I'll take it when I can get it!  You may remember a few weeks ago when Lilli and I spent an afternoon together pulling fabrics...


...which I then turned into a kit and tucked away for vacation.  It took all my will power not to dig right in - but there were other quilts that took precedence.


Someone was looking out for me, though, because when we got to Perdido Key we had two rainy days that kept us from enjoying the ...

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August 19, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... No Sewing, But Lots of Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 


Hi, all!

It's been a busy week of sewing, but not much on the scrappy front.  However, I did find some fabulous things hidden away on Instagram that I think are share-worthy (and drool-worthy!) so I'll let you see what you think.  And away we go!!!

First up is a beautiful 100-days project by Wendy of Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life...


And here's another gorgeous plus quilt, this time by Joy (@TheMakingsofJoy).  Just a note, I think this is a nine-patch block rather than a true plus block.


This is a beautiful way to use up ...

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August 12, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... But I'm Working On It! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Just a quick post this week, because I haven't had much time to even cruise through Instagram, but I did play with scraps this week!  Last Wednesday Lilli spent the day with me and one of the things we did was to sort through all my 5" squares.....


...to pull fabrics for a Plaid-ish quilt!  Just in case you haven't seen this awesome quilt before, here's an example of a scrappy version...

(not my work!)

Isn't that gorgeous?  Well, after Lilli and I pulled all those fabrics, I decided that the least I could ...

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August 5, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... But Here's Some Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict



Hi, all!

Last Thursday I received an email from one of you wonderful readers, checking to see if I was okay because I hadn't posted on Wednesday!  With that in mind, how could I miss another week just because I didn't do any scrappy sewing this week?  But, while I didn't get to do any scrap-busting, I did spend some time on Instagram and found some totally amazing inspiration.  So now I'm going to live up to my title of The Great Enabler and share with you!


This is a simple quilt, but so cute!  
And ...

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July 22, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem...No Time for Scrappy Sewing, But... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

There has not been much time for scrappy sewing around here, as I have been working on a mask order, but I have run across lots of inspiration on Instagram that makes me happy.  Let me share it with you (oh, I am SUCH an enabler...)


Isn't this just the cutest little scrap quilt?  Bright and cheerful!


And I have to admit that Beth made my heart go pitter patter with these tiny little scrap tree ornaments...


I am loving this simple quilt pattern made different by the use of a dark background instead of white!


Aren ...

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May 27, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem...So Many Quilts, So Little Time! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Seems like every time I open up Instagram these days, I see more and more gorgeous scrappy quilts!  I'm busy working on another commission t-shirt quilt right now....


...so I haven't had any time to indulge in scrappy sewing - boo hoo! You can see the start I made on the quilt today - just cutting out blocks and putting them on the design wall for storage.  It does give me a good idea of the color spread, though.  Once I have all the blocks cut out I'll lay it all out on the floor to check ...

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May 13, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... So. Much. Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Are your days all running together like mine?  With my husband working from home, there's not much to differentiate weekday from weekend and I really have to think about what day it is.  That being said, it's Wednesday, which means it's time for a little bit of scrappy inspiration!  Actually, a lot of inspiration - Instagram has been rocking it this week!

How about if we start with something tiny!  Can you imagine sewing those itty bitty hexies?


But then there's this beautiful full-size version!


I'm not exactly sure what you would call this ...

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April 19, 2020
Hands2Help 2020 - With Susan and her Scrappy Strippy Chevron Quilt! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Welcome back!  I hope everyone is staying healthy and busy - there's certainly plenty to do these days, even if you are stuck at home.  I know I've discovered hidden treasures in my own stash AND it seems like lots of folks have been cleaning and organizing, which means that I'm getting calls about t-shirt quilts more and more lately!  

Today we've got another great guest blogger joining us - Susan of Stitched by Susan!  I do hope you'll check out her blog - just a quick glance through her posts and you'll find so ...

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April 15, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... A Little Ray of Sunshine! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, I got a wild hair earlier this week when I was writing my Monday blogpost, and decided to make a mini quilt in honor/memory of this strange strange time in our world.  I dragged out my scrap boxes and found a stack of denim squares...


...but of course I couldn't leave it at that!  So I whacked...



...and reassembled.  Then I turned it and whacked it again!



Well, if something worked twice, why not whack again?  
The 1 1/2" squares came in to play, too, and I ended up with...



This!  I taped it ...

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April 8, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... A Little Sanity In This Crazy World! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Still hanging in there?  We are - although I have to admit that it is hard to stay in all the time!  I've been going a little stir crazy, and while I love making masks, they don't take much mental effort, and my thoughts have been running around in circles as a result.  So when I filled all the orders I had received for masks, I decided to take a little "personal" time.  The orphan block quilt had been hanging on my design wall taunting me, so I decided it was time to make a little progress ...

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March 18, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem.... Orphan Blocks! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Are you going stir crazy yet?  It seems like the whole world has gone bonkers, but we know the secret to staying sane - quilting!  I decided that while we are homebound, I am going to do two things - make lots of comfort quilts using scraps and stash, and I'm going to work on a Christmas wall hanging kit that I've had for several (seven?) years now!  


So yesterday I grabbed my orphan block tub (yes, that's it above, plus I found another smaller one hidden away!) and pulled out some pieces that caught my eye ...

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March 11, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem - Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's been a while since I had the time to post on Scrappy Wednesday, because I've been trying to get my quilt studio organized and set up.  But I've been seeing such a lot of fabulous inspiration on Instagram under the hashtag #scrapquilt that I think it's time to share some of them with you!  


Isn't this a beauty?  I think that it's a Jacob's Ladder variation, and I love the contrast of the darks and lights!


This is such a great way to use up solid scraps, and the small ...

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February 19, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Reorganizing! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's been a busy week around here, and I'm  happy to say my sewing studio is finally starting to shape up!  My long arm machine is back up...


...and hooray, I managed to get my IKEA wire drawers underneath it!  At the other house I had plastic storage tubs full of scraps under the front of the machine, but I really don't think I want to do that here.  And that means it's time for a little reorganization!  

I think I'm going to use the wire drawers to sort and store my scraps ...

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February 12, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... But I'm Working On It! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I am excited to tell you that I finished my first quilt top in the new house (with a LOT of help from my friends!) and it is a scrappy beauty!


It's a traditional signature block (5" squares with 2.5" snowball corners on the diagonals) and isn't that border great?  It's amazing what you can find when you dig through stash!  This quilt came together last Saturday morning when the quilt ministry ladies met as we cranked out the signature blocks right and left.  I drew the task of assembling the blocks into a ...

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December 4, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Bringing In The Season, Scrappy! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, the holiday season has arrived, and with it more things to do than there are hours in the day!  So I haven't had time to do any scrappy sewing this week, but I did find some wonderful scrappy inspiration on Instagram, all of it designed to ring in the holiday season.....



A beautiful triple Irish chain in Christmas colors...


One of my favorite versions of the snowflake quilt that is floating around the internet these days!  I love the scrappy red background!


This quilt and the next are made by the same pattern, and both are ...

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November 20, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Time For Some Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I hope you all enjoyed visiting Christina's blog last week - wasn't her tutorial fabulous?  I'm looking forward to making one of my own someday, if and when things ever slow down around here...

While traveling last week, I had a chance to wander around Instagram a while, and found some fabulous scrappy inspiration to share!  


How's this for a little low volume love?  I wish I had such a nice variety of low volumes in my stash!


I've never been tempted to do a Single Girl quilt before, but this scrappy version is ...

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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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October 30, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Small World Progress and Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's starting to get holiday-busy around here, as we plan and clean and decorate - but thanks to the #mysmallworldsewcial quilt-along, I'm managing to get in some scrappy sewing every week!  This week I did the easiest part of this month's blocks, the 2.5" x 4.5" flying geese.  Each quilt takes seven of these blocks, and here are mine for all three quilts...

Nathanael's...


Emmy's...

...and Lilli's!
The next blocks I have to make are a little bit intimidating - nineteen 1.5" x 2.5" flying geese!  I am thinking about ...

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