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July 25, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Little Progress on Scraps from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 This week seemed to whiz by again.

I did get all sixty some blocks sewn for this crazy quilt this week.  Now I am working on sewing up the quilt top.  Who knew I had so many scraps in these colors?!

I also made a final decision on my background fabric and pulled my scrap bins for a new project.  I will be participating in Kelly Young's Scrappy Improv Quilting book release tour.

I just received my electronic copy and I have to say I love so many of the mini projects in this book.
I am not going ...

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July 18, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Still on Purple from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 The new color for July is actually supposed to be blue or neutral.  But I am still working on the color purple.  I continue to fall behind this year!

I didn't have a lot of time to sew with this scraps this week but I did get these three pretty purple blocks completed.

I put them up on the design wall with the other completed blocks.  I have decided to go with a 5 x 6 block layout so I need to make 11 more.  I know I need some orange blocks and probably some brown.  I think I ...

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July 11, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Keeping the Options Open from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Last Sunday I shared a few block photos of a new scrap project I had started.

I was making some 16 patches from 2.5" squares and framing them in some 1.5" solid strips.  The initial plan was to make the entire quilt from these framed blocks.

As I started sewing blocks and realizing just how many scraps in these colors I really had, I decided to modify my plans and make some of these 5 x 5 blocks to use up even more scraps.

Now I can alternate the framed blocks with these 25-patch blocks.  I was worried ...

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July 4, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Seeing a Trend from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Happy Fourth to all of those in the US.  It was nice that our weather cooled somewhat so many can get out and enjoy the holiday weekend.  I still decided to stay home close to the AC and sew.

I am finding myself excited about a new project I started.  I am always on the lookout for scrap quilt inspiration and recently I have been noticing I have a lot of turquoise, lime and black/gray fabric.

Like...A LOT.

So I started pulling them and cutting them into 2.5" squares.  I found quite a bit of my fabric ...

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June 27, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Under the Needle from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 This last week, I spent one whole day sewing with a friend.  It has been well over a year since we have gotten together and it was such an enjoyable time.

I didn't realize how much I had missed my quilty friends.

We sewed at her house...which means I had access to her scrap baskets.  I was looking through one and saw a bunch of bright colored strings all clipped toegether.  I asked her if they had a home.  I also grabbed some squares that had been stacked together.

I needed a leader/ender project to work on ...

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June 20, 2021
Oh Scrap! : More Plus Blocks from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 This week was a busy one!  So there was not a lot of time available to sew.

But I did get nine more of my Positivity blocks completed.  These blocks used up the last of my gray background fabric so I also spent some time this week digging through my gray scraps so find some other fabrics to use for the last few blocks I need.  I have decided to make some blocks that will stand out much more than the rest and my plan is to scatter them about.  

Maybe next week I will be ready to start laying ...

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June 13, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Finally some time to Sew from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 We have had a beautiful Spring here in Oregon.  That means I have been spending lots of time outside digging in the dirt.  Last week, the weather cooled and the intermittent rain kept me indoors.  That means I finally had some time to sew!

First thing I accomplished was to turn some purple and blue pinwheel blocks into these cute blocks.

Here are what I have finished so far.  All of these pinwheels have been made from bonus triangles trimmed from making some flying geese blocks.  I think when I go to sew all the blocks together, I will use ...

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May 30, 2021
Oh Scrap! : A Bit of Progress from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 First, I apologize for not sharing any finishes this last Friday but Blogger decided to not allow any uploading of photos Thursday night when I went to write my post.  Then the weekend just got away from me...So I guess I will share my finish next week.

Today I want to share the progress I have made on my scrappy projects.  
I was able to finish one more blue color block that I cut the pieces back in April.  I think this last block catches up all of my RSC projects just in time to switch to purple for ...

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May 23, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Baskets from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I have been dealing with baskets this week!

I made ten more scrappy basket blocks from my Kaffe Fassett scraps.  I think that brings the total finished up to fourteen.  So that means I am almost halfway finished.

To make my HSTs, I love using my Bloc-Loc ruler.  But I know many scrap quilters are a fan of the Easy Angle ruler.  I am curious what method do you like using?

The other basket I had to deal with was this giant one filled with radishes from my garden.  I had well over five pounds!  I love planting radishes because ...

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May 16, 2021
Oh Scrap! : A Little of Everything from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 The Spring weather has been absolutely lovely here in Oregon so I haven't been in my sewing room very much.  When I do go in there, I find myself not very focused on anything specific.

With all of my red RSC blocks completed for May, I went back and sewed a couple blocks in blue that I didn't get completed in April.  I think I want to make two more blocks in some different shades.

And I completed another log cabin block in blue to go with the green one I completed last month.  These take FOREVER to ...

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May 9, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Playing with the Red Scraps from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 First, I want to wish all the moms out there a Happy Mother's Day!

I was finally able to get out my red scraps and work a bit on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts.  First up were some Two Bit blocks (the pattern is one of my Scrap Mixology modules).

I am challenging myself to get a bit bold with the low volume prints I am using in my blocks.
We will see how it looks when it is all finished!


I also finished some red Well Suited blocks.

And then turned the bonus triangles from the flying geese ...

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May 2, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Already May from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Last Sunday I shared the single green color block that I had made for MARCH.  Now we are at the first of May and I am so far behind!


I did finish the other three green blocks I had cut out.  I am making these with 2" cut strips so I square them up to 12".

I still have to make about 4 blue blocks for April.  I don't even have those cut yet!

But the good news is I made the test blocks for this quilt in Red so the month of May is done.  Hopefully now I ...

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April 25, 2021
Oh Scrap! : More Scrappy Blocks from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 The rain finally arrived so I was pushed back indoors and into my sewing room.  It was nice to finally make some progress on some projects and to do a bit of much needed cleaning.

I was able to cut and sew up my blue HRT blocks for one of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts.  Each of these measure about 4 x 8".

I started this quilt back in 2020 and when I put my blue blocks with the other pieces, I realized I only needed the color orange to finish out the quilt.  So I decided to go ahead ...

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April 23, 2021
Crumbs from Samelia's Mum

In an uncharacteristic frenzy of cleaning and decluttering of my sewing room, I went through my scrap tubs and finished sorting the pieces into the different coloured bags, tossing the really small pieces into the bin as I went. By the end of the afternoon, my scraps were (mostly) nicely organised and I had a bin full of little pieces to throw out.

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April 18, 2021
Oh Scrap! : More RSC Mixology Blocks from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Oh my!  Temperatures in Eugene Oregon reached 80 degrees Saturday.  I was in heaven working in my gardens most of the day.

I still found quite a bit of time to sew up more of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks.  I finished up one more of my blue Well Suited blocks.  I only made three last week and I need 4 of each color for my quilt.  I found a nice light blue solid for the geese blocks.

Last month, I didn't finish all of my RSC blocks.  So I quickly sewed up the 3 Two Bits blocks in ...

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April 11, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Focused on Scraps from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Even though I have been trying to spend a lot of time outdoors, this week I have been also focused on sewing up some scraps.

I found a few more solid colors to make some more postage stamp blocks.  These are becoming a bit tedious to sew - and to cut all the pieces.  For the prints, I am really trying to focus on finding some of the most unloved scraps I have.  So these blocks are really taking a lot of time to complete.

I organized them all up on the design wall.  I still need four more blocks.  I ...

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April 4, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Switching to Blue from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework


Blue is the new color for the month of April.  I have already began the process of sorting and cutting for all of my RSC projects.  When I was digging in my blue bin, I found three shades of solids that I have not yet used in my Postage Stamp project. I quickly got them sewn up into blocks.

I think I have just six more blocks to make and I can sew the blocks together into a quilt top.  This is one of the Hands2Help quilts I hope to donate this year.

I still had green scraps I needed ...

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April 2, 2021
The First Sunflower Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I am almost finished with all of the quilts I am working on for Kat over at Covered In Love.

The last blocks I tackled were the Sunflower blocks.  These were from the Nov/Dec block drive.  I think Kat sent me all of the blocks that were donated.  For this first quilt, I decided to piece them together so they form a bunch of sunflowers.

No borders - just 30 blocks sewn together to make a 60 x 72" quilt.

For the quilting, I decided to continue with the sunflower design and quilted chains of flowers at the block intersections ...

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March 28, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Postage Stamp Blocks from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Oh Dear - Here it is the last weekend of the March and I still don't have all my green RSC blocks completed.  Where did this month go?!?

I did finish five more postage stamp blocks - the challenge for me right now is finding some scraps of solids in colors I haven't used yet.  I do have some larger cuts of stash I can use if necessary.  But I always like to use my scraps first!

The rest of my RSC blocks will have to be completed in April when I work on the next color.  It is hard ...

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March 21, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Rainbow Scrap Challenge from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I separate my green scraps in two baskets - one for greens and one for those I would describe as lime.  I decided to focus on both bins this month.  I think Angela may call green again this year but I am thinking I will be onto new quilts by then.

This week I worked on cutting and sewing up the HRTs (Half Rectangular Triangles) for one of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  I am making these blocks quite big - I think they finish about 4 x 8".  So I have to dig through my scraps to find bits that are big ...

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