Thursday, November 15, 2018

Scrap Happy in November - for a Good Cause

It's time to share something we've done with scraps. After last month's post I made up a couple of postage stamp stars. Then the other day I sewed up one more 4" postage stamp block.


What really got me rolling was the call for blocks for a quilt drive for those whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Florence.


I've been avoiding patchwork in an effort to give my left elbow a chance to heal. Precut scrap patches to the rescue! I was able to make up four of the prescribed 12" blocks out of my scrap tins.


Then I had some fun rearranging the four blocks...




This is one versatile block!

While I was working on these four blocks I sewed scrap strips together between seams. Then I just kept going...


 I also sewed up some other scrap blocks I'd prepared last month.


Next thing I knew one of the gals from my local guild asked for a 12" crazy patch block for her friendship quilt. Perfect for scraps!


So in spite of not sewing for about three weeks I got a lot done in a few days!

Scrap Happy Day is hosted by Kate in Australia and Gun in Sweden. To see what others are doing/have done with their scraps you can hop over to either of their blogs. There will be a lot to see, I promise you!

4 comments:

  1. Forward planning at its best!
    Love the versatility of those scrappy squares with the white.
    Don't go too mad with that elbow now!

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  2. I've always loved Perkiomen Valley blocks: I made a friend a whole quilt of them, but the blocks had a red square in the centre of mixed black and white prints, half darker and half lighter. It produced a spectacular result – and you're right, there are loads of permutations of layouts. You've scrapped to huge effect this month despite your poor arm. Well done!

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  3. Wow--you have been on a roll! I really like the way you used the whites to balance the busy, colorful fabrics in some of these blocks!

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  4. Wowza! You have been very productive! I do not know the name of the block, but I really like the one with the white center. Nice work!

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