Winter Blues for the Fabric Scrap Blog Hop

Now you all know that there is nothing better than a baggie of fun scraps or leftover bits to inspire a combination of fabric fun and mad jigsaw puzzle skills. Since the pandemic began and fabric stores closed, I decided that playing with my scraps was going to be a priority as well as working from my stash.

Mel from The Quilting Room With Mel is hosting this great hop to encourage us to use our scraps in fun new ways.

This project started with a fun bag of leftovers and scraps that was gifted to me by Denise.

I started playing with the 4 patches, hst’s and squares to see what blocks I could come up with that would play well together. I added some scraps from my bins and had to break out 1/4 yard of white from my stash for the binding.

The first block is a Friendship Star to which I added a four patch to opposite corners. I don’t know of a name for the second block 😉 I made up 9 patches for the corners. I added a 2 1/2” white border and then pieced the last of the hst’s into a border. If you look at the opposing corners you can see the way I had to fudge things since my quilt math came up a bit short! 😉

This quilt top wound up finishing up 62” x 74”, just the right size for a large lap quilt or single bed.

This was definitely a great way to use leftover gifted bits, some scraps from my stash and no yardage other than the fabric I cut to make the binding.

The name for this quilt is “Winter Blues” not only for the obvious colours of the fabrics, but because this little pile of fabric goodness chased away the blues that I’ve been experiencing since the snow started to fall last autumn. The blue and white bits kick started my sewjo for the year.

This flimsy has now been added to the TBQ bins with backing and binding tucked in with it. It’s not on my UFO list because I’m hoping Winter Blues will be one of my 2022 starts/finishes. 😉

Here’s the link to Mel’s post for Week 3 of this fun hop:

If you head over to Mel’s site you can get the link to Rachel’s fun paper pieced Bee 😉

What have you been working on? Do you have crazy winter weather causing some issues? I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to. I enjoy reading your comments and reply to every one. 😄 Carol


Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

6 thoughts on “Winter Blues for the Fabric Scrap Blog Hop

  1. What a nice quilt – I love the design and the blue/white combo. All I’ve been doing is keeping up with my deadlines for the end of the month. Today is a little different, though – I’m riding along with my daughter as she goes to pick up a puppy! No sewing today 🙂

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    1. Thank you Denise. The TBQ pile is now 3 bins of flimsies, backing and binding. I never know which project I’ll get to since I never know if I can be at the studio for 2 days or a week. 😂


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