Attacking My Scraps

The year 2014 I focused on     my Scrap Attack quilt kept my attention. I was able to get the top sewn together and set it on my son’s bed and came up with this photo…

35 blocks sewn together

To my surprise it made explore and in the first day had over 6,000 views and 48 favorites. If I had know that I would have cleared off the stand next to my son’s bed! Ha!!!!

I decided it will be best to add another vertical row on the right side of the quilt.
This week each day I took 5 minutes to cut a few 1 1/2 inch squares and set them on my design board. (A piece of Styrofoam that I can easily stick pins into)
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Those of you who quilt will know how often we move pieces around to get it just right.

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This is my version of just right!

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I have had this little scrap of green fabric with the couple under an umbrella. I have had it for years – over 40 years. This week I cut it in half, squared it up and put it in this quilt. I didn’t realize until after I took the photo that it is two couples. Mary Poppins in one picture and her twin sister in the other!

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See! The one on the bottom left would be me. A little wider, softer, fuller!

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With January being the coldest month of the year and the holiday season just over I added a few metallic pieces and a few snowflakes. I am anxious to work on my String Heart quilt and have pulled out the fabrics so the heart fabric was perfect for this block and helps to motivate me for my Valentine project. I have ongoing projects for just about every season or month of the year. I like to work on a project while in the season or looking forward to the season.

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I tried to add fabrics that looked like rain. I hoped the vertical lines achieve that. See the snowballs. It will be 3 months before our snowfalls turn into rain! The dot fabrics…..raindrops or snowballs….take your pick!

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I have an entire bin full of plaid fabrics. I pulled the bin out and grabbed a few to go in the next 5 blocks. It will help continue my Scrap Attack theme and keep this quilt as scrappy as can be. I have two other green blocks so I referred to them and added as many different fabrics as possible.

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The last piece of fabric grabbed out of the scrap bin was the bright vine type fabric on the upper right. I auditioned at least 10 different fabrics to go with the hexagon pieces. I think this works great! Look at all these different shades of green. I love working with fabric.

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more rain. The black dots on the white fabric has a raised surface. I wish I had more fabrics like this. I love texture. It is probably why I enjoy working with 1 1/2 in squares because of all the seams that give the quilt texture.

Block #5 -  Time for Fishing

Here is my block #5 made back in May 2013. I gave it the title “Time For Fishing”.

#21 - Enjoying Winter but Dreaming of Spring

Block #21 made Feb 17, 2014 called “Enjoying Winter but Dreaming of Spring”

I could name this last green block the same thing.

Thank you again for stopping by to read my post. I look forward to a fabulous 2015 and to completing the quilt top.

Happy 2015 everyone!!!!

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3 Responses to “Attacking My Scraps”

  1. Deb Says:

    Way to go ,on the many views and that it went to explore!! It is a wonderful work of art!! The nightstand is fine, anyone who has a son knows that is just a boys room! 🙂

  2. Helen O'Brien Says:

    I love how your mind works. Your quilts are poetry!

  3. quiltedthrifted Says:

    Thanks Deb and Helen. I added another row and I am very pleased with the results! Thanks for your kind words.

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