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April 14, 2021
I May Have a Scrap Problem - But "Me Sew Happy"! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

It's been a while since I wrote a post for Scrappy Wednesday!  It's just been so busy, and I didn't really have anything special to share - but I've joined in the Me Sew Happy quilt-along and now I do!  


Way back in February, this gorgeous quilt caught my eye on Instagram.  Imagine my excitement when I found out there was going to be a quilt-along!  So when it opened up on April 1st, I ordered my pattern and started digging through my scraps.


Look at all those beautiful bright fabrics!  I was fortunate enough ...

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March 31, 2021
Make-A-List Wednesday (oops) and Scrappy Wednesday Rolled Into One.... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict




Hi, all!

Well, vacation has arrived and my brain cells have checked out - I completely lost track of what day of the week it was!  But when I realized it was Tuesday, I decided I could just combine a Monday and a Wednesday post, since I've got something fun to share to help conquer your scrap problems. 

So first of all, last week's list...

1.  Write Sunday's "Meet the Sponsors" H2H post.
Done- and if you haven't seen all the great stuff that's been donated as "thank you"s for the Hands2Help participants, you should ...

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March 3, 2021
I May Have A Scrap Problem... How About Some Scrappy Blocks? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Well, today I actually worked on something scrappy!  One of our quilt ministry members ended up moving to another state as a result of a COVID-related job loss in her family, and we decided to make a collaboration quilt for her.  I finally picked up all the completed blocks this week and started laying it out on the wall today...


It's certainly going to be an eclectic quilt!  I had to add some strips to some of the blocks to bring them up to size and trim down some others.  All the outer blocks are 12.5 ...

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February 24, 2021
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

It's been a busy week around here, with not much time for scrap sewing.  With a full roster of t-shirt quilt orders, I'm making hay while the sun shines and knocking them out as quickly as I can!  Today one of my customers sent me a picture of her daughter with her new quilt...


And that's why I love making memory quilts!  It's wonderful to see people react to a tangible, useful recollection of their treasured items.  

That being said, I haven't had much time for scrap sewing (although I've been making ...

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February 17, 2021
I May Have A Scrap Problem... How About A "Little" Inspiration? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

It's been a busy week here, topped off with lots of ice and a little snow - definitely enough to keep us all at home here in middle Tennessee.  We don't deal well with ice on the roads!  But as that means more time for sewing, I haven't been complaining.  Unfortunately, though, I've been working on commission jobs and haven't had any time to do any scrap sewing. But I have found a "little bit" of inspiration on Instagram to share...


4,340 1.5" finished squares in this scrappy beauty!  Can you imagine ...

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February 10, 2021
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Drowning In T-Shirts? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Well, I spent the day working on a t-shirt quilt and making one. big. pile. of t-shirt scraps.  Now, you know me and fabric scraps - I just can't bear to throw away usable fabric!   And I'm happy to say that I have a great solution for those t-shirt backs that I want to share with you today.  Because to save them without a purpose would be crazy, wouldn't it?  I posted this originally in 2018 but thought it would be a good time to bring it back for a re-run, since it is t-shirt quilt ...

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February 3, 2021
I May Have A Scrap Problem... But Here's a Great Solution! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

There has been a serious lack of scrappy sewing around here lately, but it doesn't mean that I'm not looking for future projects!  You may remember the Scrap Mountain quilt and quilt-along that happened last year on Instagram...


Joy Martin at @themakingsofjoy designed this fabulous pattern, and I have to say it is one of the most creatively produced patterns I've ever seen.  It's fun to read and beautiful to look at - not your average pattern!  I can't wait to make my own version (although it ain't gonna happen any time soon ...

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January 27, 2021
I May Have A Scrap Problem... And I Bet You Do Too! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

It has been a busy busy week here, and only promises to get busier!  I'm working on three memory quilts, and the customer has also commissioned two t-shirt quilts after that; another customer wants one t-shirt quilt by late February; and I just got another commission for two t-shirt quilts by April and June.  Whew!  All that on top of doing the administrative work for this year's Hands2Help Challenge and prepping for this year's tutorial series, String Therapy.  

All that to say, this week I am tapped out as far as scrappy sewing.  Of course ...

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January 20, 2021
I May Have A Scrap Problem... But This May Help! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 


Hi, all!

Scrappy sewing has been the main focus around here lately, as I completed the final prototypes for the String Therapy series coming up the end of this month! 



But all that sewing meant a whole lot less time looking for inspiration on the internet...  Fortunately, though, Joy of The Joyful Quilter has come to the rescue with a year-long challenge that is right up our scrappy alleys!!  It's called The 2021 Table Scraps Challenge - a challenge to make a scrappy table topper each month, and I bet we've all got enough scraps - and time - to do ...

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January 13, 2021
I May Have a Scrap Problem... But I Am DEFINITELY Working On It! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Well, strange times call for drastic actions - and I have been plowing through scraps like crazy!  Since last Wednesday, I completed the blue string top, which I named "Georgia on My Mind"...


...went on to make this top, utilizing some old string blocks that had been gathering dust for way too long....


...and today I finished all the pieces for this string top!  It is totally appalling to me that it only took the contents of one small tub of strings to make this quilt.  How is that possible? At this rate, I will never plow through all ...

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January 6, 2021
I May Have A Scrap Problem... But I'm In Therapy! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Well, I didn't make "scrappy sewing" one of my New Year's Resolutions, but maybe I should have - because I have FINALLY been doing some fun scrappy sewing!

I'm working on the quilts for this year's tutorial series, String Therapy, so I grabbed my blue drawer of strings and a stack of white 5" squares that have been in my scrap drawer F.O.R.E.V.E.R.

This is the block I chose to make.  It's from a tutorial by Christina Cameli and wow is it a quick and easy scrap buster ...

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December 2, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Inspiration Galore! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Wow, it's been a while since I've shared on a scrappy Wednesday - time sure flies when you are having fun!  Unfortunately, I haven't had much time to sew with scraps, although I have huge plans for my scrap stash... But I did get to look at some lovely inspiration this week and I bet you'll find it as wonderful as I did!


Doesn't that make you want to go dig in your solids scraps?


And ditto for your low volume scraps?  This one must truly be a labor of love - that's a ...

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

 

Hi, all!

I have to admit that I haven't been playing in the scraps much lately, but I have seen some amazing inspiration on Instagram that has me wanting to dig them out!  Here's just a few...


This "round robin" style quilt really caught my eye!  I'm still analyzing why it is so appealing to me...


This one is really interesting too - the design is subtle, rather like a faded old oriental rug.


And what a wonderful explosion of color this quilt is!  I would name it "Fireworks"!


This lovely sunny quilt uses bricks in a size ...

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October 14, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... But I'm Working On It! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Well, it has been a heck of a week - I not only got last Monday's list all finished, but I had time to play with scraps!  And it felt so good...

I started out with a mess of 1.5" wide strings...


Sewed them together jelly roll style....


Cut that long strip into a bunch of squares and arranged them on the wall...


Wasn't so sure about that look (or size) so I bet you can guess what I did with them next....


And here's what's on my design wall now!  It's not ...

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October 7, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... So Many Pretties!! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

I haven't had much time for scrap sewing this week (although I have made a bunch of scraps to add to the stash!) but I did find some seriously great inspiration!  So I'll share that with you, and see if it inspires you as well...

How about this fabulous orphan block quilt?


And just think how many scraps this design would use up (and my blue scrap bin is overflowing...)


I love the simplicity of a two-color quilt, and this one is so pretty!


Honestly, I'm not sure whether I like the quilt top or ...

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September 30, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Preparations, and a Quilt-y Need! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

It's been an interesting week already, but I'm happy to say that I have had time to play with my scraps!  I spent part of the day today repurposing some storage...


 and sorting out some of my strings....


...in preparation for next January's tutorial series, which will be called String Therapy!  Many thanks to Chantal for the idea for the name, which seems perfect for us all right now.  I don't know about you, but I need a little therapy some days!

I still have lots of strings to sort into the storage, but ...

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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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