Scrappy Day (and a bonus mini giveaway)

There’s a new linky going on down Leanne and Nicky’s way, so I thought I would get in on the action.

I’m working on a long term project to use up my scraps. To be fair I use scraps in almost anything, whether pockets for sew together bags, or as part of appliqué designs, I call on the scrap drawer first before I go to “proper” stash. Sadly, I still seem to make even more scraps than I am using!

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These blocks are entirely random, strings plucked out without looking and then checked for length before stitching down. I choose white-ish strings for half of it so I can create a (possibly chevron) pattern once I have enough blocks. It’s a very casual project- in that I haven’t done anything with it for a couple of months, but that’s OK as it’s for me and I don’t need it right away. This is my current progress, and I am aiming for 49 blocks- 7 x 7 12″ blocks- the biggest quilt I will have ever made at 84″ square.

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This is my string/ strip collection which I keep separate from the rest of my scraps but all mixed together randomly. I add new ones all the time from various project off cuts, or if I have some scraps in the normal drawers that would benefit from cutting up in order to be more useful. I’m indiscriminate when it comes to their design or colour. This is my new scrap fad, previously it was 2 1/2″ squares for my Bowie quilt.

Maybe I should start taking bets on when this will be completed?! I’m going to go with mid 2016 😉

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GIVEAWAY!
My green and blue drawers are especially overflowing with scraps, so maybe you’d like some of them too? I’ve put together a bag of 200g with these two colour groups mixed together. To enter, just tell me what colour scraps you end up with most of, or some other comment if you prefer. Followers get another entry, just leave another comment saying that you do. I’ll draw the winner on Sunday 19th at lunchtime GMT. Open internationally!

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43 Comments

  1. Michele T
    Posted October 14, 2014 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    I love scraps and someone else’s is special! Mybscraps are not at all organized but I did sort them and tidy them up into long, medium, and short strips or pieces. Anyway, it’s so sweet of you to give yours away!

  2. Posted October 14, 2014 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    I have a lot of pink and orange scraps. For some reason I’ve noticed I have hardly any blue or ciano. I love these colours too… Will have to fix this!

  3. Posted October 14, 2014 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    I’m an email follower!

  4. Nicole Sender
    Posted October 14, 2014 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    I have a lot of blue scraps but not many green colored. I’d love to win your scraps. I’m using 1″ strips for a pillow top. It is turning out quite colorful.

  5. Nicole Sender
    Posted October 15, 2014 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    I am an e-mail subscriber!!

  6. Michele T
    Posted October 15, 2014 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    I follow your blog via Bloglovin’!!

  7. barbara
    Posted October 15, 2014 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    I have no idea , I have freezer bags full that I am trying to cut up, thanks for the chance

  8. Posted October 15, 2014 at 2:48 am | Permalink

    Thank you for joining in the fun, and I love that your scraps are as messy as mine, although yours are at least sorted by shape. I think I have the most of blue, as that is also the colour of fabrics I have most of. I don’t really need more, by the way, this whole project was to help me have less, so if my name comes up feel free to draw another.

  9. Posted October 15, 2014 at 2:49 am | Permalink

    I love scraps—I always scrounge around in my scraps before heading for large cuts of fabric. 🙂 And, like someone else said, I adore getting to play in someone else’s scraps. 🙂 Thanks for offering to share your ‘treasures’. I’m in the USA.

  10. Sarah
    Posted October 15, 2014 at 3:09 am | Permalink

    Hummm, some people would probably consider all of the fabric I have and use as scraps, since I’ve gotten it from old clothes, and free from wherever I can find it. What I consider scraps are bits in an ice cream pail that can’t be folded square, and I’m cutting them into 2.5 ” squares whenever I feel like it. In both my folded fabric and scraps, what I have the most of is low volume white and cream tiny flowers. I would love some of your scraps!

  11. Sarah
    Posted October 15, 2014 at 3:09 am | Permalink

    I follow you with e-mail.

  12. Beth T.
    Posted October 15, 2014 at 5:16 am | Permalink

    I really like the cheerfully haphazard color combos in your log cabin. I mean that as a compliment, Kerry. I find it so hard to let go and give in to the randomness. Seeing your blocks has convinced me to try again.

    I seem to have a lot of gold-ish strips. Not so much yellow as muddy yellow. Where do they all come from?

    Thanks for offering to share your scraps. Other people’s scraps are always so much more appealing than our own, right?

  13. Posted October 15, 2014 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    I’m parted from my scraps just now and I keep thinking of things I’d like to make. Most of my scraps are made up of old fabrics. They tend to be a bit of a mish mash too in colour and design. I love a scrappy quilt.

  14. Posted October 15, 2014 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    I’m a follower by email.

  15. audrey
    Posted October 15, 2014 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    Your scrappy log cabin blocks are looking wonderful! I have been thinking that I need an ongoing scrap quilt project too. I tend to start one and then sort of blow it out, take a long break and then start another. My scrap bin is a bit of a monster, but I wouldn’t say no to your very intriguing scraps should I win.:)

  16. Tanya
    Posted October 15, 2014 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Green and blue’s are my favourite colours and so seem to be the scraps I have the most of – never have anything yellow!! I seem to be constantly making something out of nothing, I love using scraps.

  17. Tanya
    Posted October 15, 2014 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    ooooo, and I’m a follower x

  18. Posted October 15, 2014 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    I hated the few log cabin blocks I did last year but seeing yours looking so pretty and happy makes me want to try again…. One day I might be as organised as you with my fabrics and scraps…

  19. Valerie Boudier
    Posted October 15, 2014 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    I have an ongoing scrap project with crumb blocks, use them to make potholders and peg bags, supply never seems to diminish

  20. Valerie Boudier
    Posted October 15, 2014 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    I follow you by email

  21. Hayley F
    Posted October 15, 2014 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    lovely giveaway. My scraps are mostly white and plain fabrics. Not sure why though.

  22. Hayley F
    Posted October 15, 2014 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    i follow your blog by email x

  23. Posted October 15, 2014 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Haha that is very clever – giving away your scraps! Sorry but I’m the same as Leanne so pick again if my name turns up. I seem to have blues/greens and neutrals at the moment! But it could be those boxes are more aerated as I’ve been using those…?

    Great scrappy project and thanks for linking up and giving us a shout out!

  24. Posted October 15, 2014 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    what is it about another woman’s scraps that is so appealing!LOL
    I had to think hard about your question- actually my scrap box is truly multicoloured! In face I am working on a medallion quilt which is using (hopefully) all my multi scraps. it’s going to be a Mad thing to be sure ha ha

  25. lixie
    Posted October 15, 2014 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Red for me – but they all get used eventually!

  26. lixie
    Posted October 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    I follow on bloglovin.

  27. Posted October 15, 2014 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    I’m a little ashamed entering this giveaway as I have a ton of scraps all over my flat. But I do love other people’s scraps more than my own.

  28. Gill
    Posted October 15, 2014 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    I sort my scraps by size not colour!
    Why is it that someone else’s scraps are always better than mine??

  29. Gill
    Posted October 15, 2014 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Email follower!

  30. Posted October 15, 2014 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    I love your string log cabins, what a great idea! I think I seem to collect mainly blue scraps…

  31. Charlotte Robinson
    Posted October 15, 2014 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    Most of my scraps end up geing white ir beige, but green is my favourite colour and I know I could find a use for them 🙂

  32. Charlotte Robinson
    Posted October 15, 2014 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Sorry for all of the spelling errors in the last comment I’m rubbish at typing on my phone. I am a follower on Bloglovin.

  33. Catrin
    Posted October 16, 2014 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    I tend to have a lot of pink scraps – I think it comes from having girls!

  34. Posted October 16, 2014 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    I follow via bloglovin x

  35. Jane B
    Posted October 16, 2014 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    I seem to end up with mostly green scraps, but I haven’t sorted by color so that color may have just floated to the top of the bin. Love your blues!

  36. Jane B
    Posted October 16, 2014 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    I follow by email!

  37. Posted October 17, 2014 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    I follow by email

  38. Posted October 17, 2014 at 5:08 am | Permalink

    I usually end up with a lot of pink since I have a granddaughter.

  39. Posted October 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    I just love scraps…today I needed brown for a robin….but there was no brown in sight!!

  40. Posted October 18, 2014 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    I follow on Bloglovin.

  41. Piroska
    Posted October 19, 2014 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    I tend to end up with a lot of white.

  42. Piroska
    Posted October 19, 2014 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    I follow you via email.

  43. Posted October 21, 2014 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Log cabins are timeless, and the scrappier the better. You’ve got a great start!

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