I discovered Kate and Gun’s Scrap Happy Days post through an online friend and decided that it fits in my wheelhouse perfectly! I love playing with my scraps and creating something fun with them. Once a month these bloggers post their scrappy projects so I decided to join in.
I had jumped in to doing the SAHRR to use the last bits of these scraps, while trying to get my SAHRR quilt top together. They were leftover bits from another pattern test that I’m not able to share yet.
My project started with an orphan block and I started adding borders as they were called for. This first photo shows my block with the called for Piano Keys, Plus Signs, Checkerboard and Flying Geese. then I got stalled when real life slowed me down with prior commitments.
Then the question is how to add these little wonky stars in?
So I kept playing and got the border with my wonky stars on.
Next up was the log cabin and pinwheels. 🤔
Finished size for my SAHRR is 60” square. The fabrics for this project came from my stash or scrap bins. I used Aurifil thread for my piecing and used my Accuquilt for as much of the cutting as I could. I love the dies for the accuracy of the cuts, the dog ears being removed and how quickly I can get the strips cut for any of the widths I use.
That left me with just enough fabric to make a scrappy border for what has been a very satisfying fun project.
One of my goals with this project was to ensure I have plenty of negative space to play with the quilting. I just picked up the ruler base for the longarm so I can play more with my rulers (and I might have ordered another ruler or two from a new to me Canadian manufacturer).
I’d like to thank the organizers of this fun challenge:
- Gail @ Quilting Gail
- Chris @ Chrisknitssews
- Emily @ The Darling Dogwood
- Anja @ Anja Quilts
- Roseanne & Sue @ Home Sewn by Us
- Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life
- Susan @ Quilt Fabrication
My goal with this project was to use the last little bits of fabric I had from these lines of fabric and use the background from my stash. Nothing was purchased to make this quilt so I’m happy.
Now it’s time to plan how soon I can get this on the longarm so it will be a finish for 2021.
Thank you for stopping by and sharing some of your time with me. 😁 Carol
I’m linking with ScrapHappy Day. Here is a list of the other bloggers who participate:
Kate Gun,Eva, Sue,Lynn,Lynda,
Claire,Jan, Moira,Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Kerry, Claire, Jean, Jon,Hayley, Dawn,
Vera,Nanette, Ann,Nancy, Dawn 2,Noreen,
Bear and Carol
Patchwork & Quilts #43 @ Quilting Patchwork Applique