It is the 15th of the month and I decided to join ScrapHappy hosted by Kate and Gun. ScrapHappy is open every month to any one using up scraps… and that is what I want to do! For this month I’d like to present you my scrappy WIPs.
When I started sewing one and a half year ago I would never have guessed how many scraps you collect over the time. At the beginning I had a very small scrap box and used my scraps to sew small scrappy things… not knowing that there is a point you can’t use up all the scraps to sew small cute stuff:
Small QAYG-pouch for my aunt
small fuzzy cut pincushion inspired by Jeanneke @http://jeanneke.com/#home
this feather was one of my first paper pieced blocks earlier this year
Log Cabin Chicken
Coaster for Philipp
Johnny proudly presents…
scrap-box-challenge @ grannymaudsgirl
Small Sunbonnet Sue Sample out of babyclothes_Detail
That’s why in June I decided to join crazymomquilts’s scrap vortex sew along. And so I sorted my scraps and scraps from two moda scrapbags which I got as a present and started to connect them to pairs…
… connected the pairs to pairs of pairs…
… to make blocks out of it…
… but with the start of F2F block swap there were new scraps… the scraps in the picture above are all from Esther’s and my F2F blocks. And some of the scraps were too small to put it into the stash but too big for the scrapvortex I thought…
A while ago I bought the Mini Periwinkle Template from MSQC (there is also a video tutorial at youtube) and so I decided to take big enough scraps for a wacky web quilt… I sorted the scraps again and started to sew the first blocks…
And as if that was not enough I saw the granny square blocks at wombatquilts … and it was love at the first sight! I knew I had to make these… and so I decided to make them not big but very small… a perfect scrap project. And so I sorted the scraps again… all big enough for a scrappy wacky web quilt … all too small for that but at least 1.5″ squareables for the scrappy mini granny squares …. all the rest for the scrap vortex. As you can see I have now three scrap WIPs.
At the moment the granny square blocks are my favourites … there is a wonderful tutorial for these blocks at blueelephantstitches if you are interested. I just changed the size to 1.5″ squares – the finished blocks are 4.5″ then.
First I cut lots of scraps into 1.5″ squares and looked of which scraps I have only 1 piece (for the centre square), 4 pieces (for the inner ring) or 8 pieces (for the outer ring). The next step was combining the colours…
For the background I take white fabrics – solid white as well as printed, I have lots of different white scraps. The best way to sew the blocks is sewing several at once using the chainpiecing method.
First I lay out the blocks I want to sew.
I added the backround fabrics for the rows/columns I need to join.
chainpiecing all of the blocks
All pieces are sewn together.
The last step is squaring the block up to 4.5″.
And here are the blocks I finished so far:
There are small sqares for another 155 blocks to go… I will show you my progress next month (perhaps I get another six finished?).
Gun at https://rutigt.wordpress.com (in Swedish and English)
Sue at http://sewingmagpie.blogspot.com (In English)
Titti at http://tittisquiltlek.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)
Kate at https://talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com/