Sunday, March 18, 2018

Oh Scrap! : RSC Blocks for March

Spring Green is the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for March!

 So I dug around in my scraps and made these two "Red Cross" blocks for my Squared Away Sampler.  I love playing around with color placement just to see how it changes the look of  the design. 

Here are the six blocks I have completed so far.  I think this is going to be a fun quilt!

My plan right now is to make 25 blocks and lay them out on-point.  I will need to make a third block for some of the designs but I will wait a bit and choose my favorites.

I also pulled out all of my green Kaffe Fassett scraps and made some bowtie blocks.  I don't know how many more blocks I will make for this quilt but I think I am getting close to having enough for a quilt.  So I went ahead and just used any shade of green - and I see some straggling purples made it too!  I think the only other color I know I need are yellows.

That gets me all up to date on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks for March!


It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up:

  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do!

Quilting is more fun than Housework
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So if you love scrappy projects, feel free to grab my button for your sidebar or posts and get ready to share all your wonderful projects from scraps.  And if you have a great idea for using scraps and would like to be featured, feel free to contact me!

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Free to a Good Home!

Every once in a while, I complete a bunch of blocks and find myself totally uninspired by the results.  Such is the case for these blocks.  Now I am hoping someone will take them off my hands and turn them into a quilt!

I have a total of thirty six (yep - 36) 12.5" blocks.  All have a Kona Ash gray background and they are all made with Blueberry Park fabrics.  I think I made two blocks of each print I used.  This is an original design that I ended up not liking the fabrics I used and will need to make it in something else.

All that needs to be done is sew up the blocks and you will have a 72" square quilt.  I will send a photo of some possible layouts with the blocks so the "winner" can see how they go together.
(But feel free to get creative and come up with your own.)

I am going to ask that these blocks are made into at least one charity quilt.  You can give it to any charity you desire.  If you need some ideas, you can look into the Hands2Help event going on at Confessions of a Fabric Addict or Covered in Love over at Kat & Cat Quilts.

I will ship anywhere in the US for free!

If you would like to adopt, please let me know in the comments that you are interested.  
(Note, your comment should be made directly on my blog and not through Bloglovin' - it does not allow me access to your contact information so I have no way of getting ahold of you if you win.)

I will be selecting a winner from those that are interested sometime on Sunday the 18th so be sure to comment before then.  If there is more than one candidate, I will select a winner using a random number generator.  Please make sure I can get ahold of you!  If you are not positive if your email is available, please leave it in your comment.  Thanks!

Quilting is more fun than Housework

There are other items being adopted out by quilters so be sure and check them all out.  Also, if you have items you would like to put up for adoption, you have until the 17th to link up.

Linking Up:
My Quilt Infatuation (Needle & Thread)
Confessions of a Fabric Addict (Can I get a Whoop! Whoop!)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Spring 2018 Quilty Orphan Adoption Event

Quilting is more fun than Housework

I have often wondered how many projects are tucked away in cupboards just waiting to be finished?!  I think there are many quilters out there that have a project or two that they really are not motivated to finish.  I know there are quite a few in just my sewing room alone.  Many of these projects are no longer loved and the initial enthusiasm to finish them is long gone.  Sound familiar?

We all tell ourselves we will get to it "Someday", but if we are honest with ourselves, we know there are just too many other projects we want to work on.

Well my friends, it is time to get those projects out of our sewing rooms and into the hands of someone that will finish them!  (And you get to cross them off your UFO list!)

This Quilty Orphan Adoption event helps in getting those projects to quilters that will finish them and give them some much deserved attention.  And I can say from experience, it feels great to release the burden and move onto something you really want to work on!

Puppy Quilt ~ From My Carolina Home

Last spring I adopted out a puppy panel that I knew I was never going to do anything with.  Carole from My Carolina Home did such a wonderful job finishing it up and donating it to a local rescue shelter for pets.  You can see more pictures of it here.


Now it is time for this Spring's Quilty Adoption Event!

Orphan Adoption Event

March 15th, 2018 through March 17th, 2018

Here are some more details:

1.  I am going to ask that any "orphan" linked up must be given away for free.  (If you are wanting to destash for money, there are other venues to do that on.)  I think it is fair that if you need to, you can ask that shipping costs be paid.  Just be sure and put that information clearly in your post.  And know that both parties enter into the deal at their own risk.  I hold no responsibility.

2. Have clear pictures and descriptions on what you are putting up for adoption.

3. Define the criteria for how you will decide who will adopt the item.  Is it a random number giveaway, do you only want it to go to charity, or is there some other criteria that needs to be met?

4.  Be sure and identify where you are located and where you are willing to ship to.

5. Define how long you are keeping the adoption open and when you expect to award the adoption.

6. Remember to link back to my blog so your readers can see what else is being offered.  And feel free to grab a button!

The ability to link up your blog, Instagram, Flickr, or Facebook post will be open through the end of the day Saturday March 17th.  You can award your adoption on any date you choose after Sunday the 18th.  Feel free to offer as little or as much as you want.  It can be blocks, books/patterns, kits, printed panels, fabric, quilt tops...anything that you hope someone else will use and you wish to get rid of the burden.

So go look on those shelves and those deep dark corners in your sewing room and see what you have to clean out and move on.  I am sure there will be someone who is more than willing to adopt what you have to offer and get it finished!


And if you are looking to adopt a project, please read each blog post and be sure you only offer to adopt those orphans you know you can finish.  The object of this event is to get these things finished, not just stored on another shelf.  Thanks!

Monday, March 12, 2018

One More Try

I decided to give the colorwash layout for my 4 patches one more try.

I was somewhat successful this time so my plan is to sew it up!
I made it a bit bigger this time and tried to better focus all the lights toward the center.  I did have to make a lot of the blocks for the very center once I had all of the 4 patches I had made previously up on the wall.  Yep!  I used every last one.

So many of you had some great ideas for using my blocks.  Some suggested using alternate blocks or neutrals but I REALLY wanted this one t be 100% scraps.  Right now I am swimming in bits of fabric so the more I can squeeze into a quilt the better!

Did you know that this is National Quilting Week?
If you feel like celebrating by buy some fabric, here is a way to save some money!
Go to Connecting Threads and use promo code QUILT20 when you check out.

National Quilting Week

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