Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy Scrap Busting!

Welcome to everyone who joined in to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge! I tried to list everyone with a blog in the top list in the side margin, so make sure you pop in and see what people are up to. Let me know if you are missing so I can keep the list up to date.  Then, at the end of the month you can add a link to your post about all of your fantabulous scrap creations. 
The first step though, is to go and gather your blue scraps. Can you believe that ALL of that came out of my blue scrap jar?  I keep strings and crumbs in there, pieces too small to be cut into squares or strips. I'll make sure to do something with those this month. 
Then I went to the squares drawer and pulled out all the blue squares in 2 and 2.5 inches.  I grabbed some white while I was in there because white goes with everything. I've got a couple of ideas percolating for squares.  I like to set those up as leaders and enders a la Bonnie Hunter and let them work through between other projects. 
Finally I dove into the strip drawers and pulled out blue strips in 1.5, 2 and 2.5 inch sizes.  I've got some plans for those as well. 
Tomorrow is the first Scraphappy Saturday, so have some scraps ready to sew.   I'll include a variety of ideas for all sizes and types, do as much or as little as you like, but remember, the goal is to use up those scraps, so get ready to sew!

6 comments:

Amanda said...

I've dug out my 1.5 inch strips so far, and there seems to be an awful lot of them. I've still got to go through the other boxes and my scrap basket which is full to overflowing and in dire need of being sorted and cut to size. I've been working hard the last couple of days to finish two BOM quilt tops so I should be ready to go.

Quilter Kathy said...

You forgot about me I think...sniff, sniff! I'm going to dig around in the scrap dungeon and look for blue bits!

Celia said...

I have my blue scraps out and ready to go. The additional challenge for me is to use the smallest of the scraps and odd shapes..Good luck to everyone.

Crazy Quilting Mom said...

Please include me I am new to blogging, but have been quilting about 14 years. This challenge sounds like something I would really enjoy.

Laura said...

I would love to join in and be a part of this challenge. Please include me.

ANudge said...

A cute mug rug, Angela. I would love to do your challenge but already signed up for Judy's monochromatic one and can't do 2 a month plus the ufo challenge, but I'll be popping over to see your beauties.