Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Scr~happy!

I am a hoarder of scraps and almost no scrap of fabric is too small to keep.  My fabric scraps are all kept in one single plastic storage bin, they are not sorted by color or size.  No time  (or storage space) for such organizational endeavors.  But I do love my scrap bin and look upon it as a catalog of my fabric stash.   It is however OVER flowing. Again. 


And so the time has come to make a scrap quilt; which means spilling the entire contents of the scrap bin onto the floor and salvaging all those little bits.  It's messy work.


Many of the salvaged fabric scraps selected for this project (together with some recently stashed fabrics) are those prints with a white/light background,  as well as some larger scale graphic prints.  The fabrics are rather reminiscent and a direct result of this project :


I still need to make more blocks and none have yet been joined together.  The layout included here is just to give you a general idea of the design and feel of the quilt.


There is more scrap busting to be done today.

Happy Stitching!
Rita

RELEVANT LINKS:
Tiffany Quilt and Quilt Pattern 

50 comments:

  1. I love it - and I immediately thought of the Strips and Bricks quilt as soon as the picture loaded. I need to figure out how to put fabrics together like that - it's one of my favorites.

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  2. Love it, I made a scrappy log cabin last summer.. It feels great to be able to make a quilt for free!!...free ish.. but then you got all this room.. and then you gotta fill it up...

    no lack of scraps eh?

    Love it!

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  3. I have yet to make a scrappy quilt...thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. You know how some people dream about getting one day in a huge quilting store? Yeah, I'm one of them, but this is not the point here :D.

    I know that sometime during this lifetime (or the next one, not quite sure :)) ) I will visit Australia. And than somehow we'll meet, haven't decided this yet :)). And well, one thing will lead to another and before you know it, I'll get to see your stash.

    A-ha! See? Exactly what I was talking about. Like a huge quilting store but with cool fabrics only. Ta-da!


    Oh, the quilt..right. I, of course, love it. And, of course, can't wait to see it. And your stash, I want to see the staaash :)))

    Did I just become officialy a stalker? :)))))

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  5. simply and utterly awesome, Rita! I think I may have to join you in this as my scraps are OVERFLOWING!

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  6. Great! Scrap quilts are always my favorite.

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  7. I love it.
    You are such a genius when it comes to putting fabrics together.
    I miss that a bit when you quilt entirely from a single range. (Although those quilts are always beautiful too).
    Andi x

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  8. Gatcha there - I have 3 bins (extra large) full of scraps. I like this layout, design of a partial log cabin - quick, easy, but with a great statement. I like to dump too - messy yes, but lots of fun to pet all those fabrics.

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  9. Love it! There is something so rewarding about tackling a project and using only scraps -- Can't wait to see it finished!

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  10. So, so pretty! It's always fun to see how all colors can go together.

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  11. Very nice! I love scrap quilts!

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  12. Wow, that looks really really good, and what a great use for your scraps! Mine are starting to get out of control, too.

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  13. My scraps are jealous of your scraps. They're so pretty! That's going to be a wonderful quilt.

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  14. My scraps took over too. That is why back in October I said 2011 resolution is to get rid of them! Some of the scraps go back 25 years or more!

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  15. Even your scraps look great!!!

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  16. I'm working on my very first quilt and already I have a scrap carrier bag hanging on the office door handle... I clearly see it's going to evolve into a bin sized receptacle! (Ann Marie: wow, your scraps go back 25 years! you want to make a "vintage quilt" of all the oldest ones! that would be a lovely nostalgic quilt!)
    Giles
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    Touch And Sew

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  17. Just beautiful!!! I hope to have my own scrappy masterpiece soon!!!

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  18. I am very new to quilting, but ty for showing this off! I had not even begin to realize what I could do with the scraps.... that I threw away! :( Never again!

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  19. Isn't it fun looking thru the scrap bin and seeing that little piece of fabric that you hadn't seen in such a long time! Then to see it in a quilt is even nicer!!!

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  20. Scrap quilts are the best! This one looks awesome!

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  21. Scrap quilts are my very favorites. What I love about this one is that it looks very coordinated! I know it's scraps, but the are all so cohesive, it almost looks like a planned quilt. I can already tell I'm going to love the finished project!

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  22. Now that's a scrap bin I'd love to dive headfirst into!

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  23. Love it!!! So many interesting "bits" to drool over.

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  24. I am the exact same way with my scraps. Sometimes I drive myself crazy thinking of the giant bin that accumulates.

    I love what you've done with your latest scraps - the colors are lovely together and it makes a beautiful patchwork quilt.

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  25. I love scrap busting quilts - in fact, I sometimes think that a large part of my quilting/textiles love is the chance to root through my scrap bin planning postage stamp/hexagon/other teeny weeny pieced quilts.

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  26. I also just made a scrap quilt, in a very similar pattern to yours - just not with nearly as beautiful fabric! I wanted to use my really old fabric and discovered (remembered might be the better word) that I have LOTS of checkered and lots of striped fabric. Watching the emerging quilt, my eyes watered from looking at all those checks, so I had to intersperse them with some flowery bits here and there. I can show a picture once it is finished.

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  27. wauw what a creative person you are, its looking lovely, i wish for a scrab bag like that , love marion from holland

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  28. I feel your pain. I spent time recently working on a plan to bust my own scrap heap. I posted the saga on my blog. The quilt you are putting together is wonderful.

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  29. Rita - you do such amazing things! I really should just send you all of my scraps - I'm putting it on my list of things to do!

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  30. That is beautiful, everytime I visit your blog I feel like getting all my fabric scraps out and start a quilt :-)

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  31. Have to love a good scrap busting quilt! This one looks lovely. I never really get around to using my scraps. Soon I'm going to have to do something beacause I'm also running out of room!

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  32. great quilt and wonderful use of scraps. I have several bags of scraps, really small, irregular, big and selvage. They are all overflowing. Need to get them out and make something! thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. I think I like this more than the original!!

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  34. i love how it's turning out and it always feels so good to use up all our scraps, it's very "down memory lane" meets "eco-friendly" heheeh

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  35. Very nice! LOVE the scrap blocks! I've been wanting to do something similar... If only there were 34 hours in a day :-)

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  36. I'm working on a similar colour way right now. And I'm in love!

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  37. This is a fascinating little design. The color choices make it so unique. WOW.

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  38. Scrappy quilts like this make me look forward to the day when I have a TON of scraps to use up. As it stands, I'm a new quilter, so my scrap bin is not yet adequate for a full-blown quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. I was also immediately put in mind of your strips and bricks quilt. And what a gorgeous use of scraps! Makes me itch to go and sift through my own scraps. In the interest of full disclosure, would you ever consider sharing photos of what your stash and scraps look like?

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  40. Lovely bit of scrappy happiness! Your post gives me hope that my scrap bins will have life soon!

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  41. Rita, love your blog, your quilts, and your ideas. I look forward to your posts. I usually don't keep scraps because of space. But these scraps are wonderful. It would be grand just to have scraps like yours. I hope I can someday.

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  42. Neat, Rita! I love the effect of your varied neutral squares (with a print or two thrown in). I'm starting a Ticker Tape quilt along soon - it's a gradual process for using the teeny, tiniest scraps. Because, yes, I save those too....

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  43. I really like when you do those mild ones.

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  45. Rita, Do you have a pattern for your Katie Jumprope quilt? And the third picture, it looks like rectangles? Oh, how I love your quilts!

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  46. Lovely scraps!!
    "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.." Theodore Roosevelt
    Thanks from Salsy

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  47. I love this design of yours ! Great idea and the end result looks fab!

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  48. I love scrap quilts, your scrapwork is very nice & appreciable. It’s fun for me, your quilts are nice and this gives an idea to create a new one for me also. Your scr-quilt is very Impressive. keep up your good pace…

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