It all started when this fabric jumped on me at Studio Stitch. (I promise I was minding my own business when it jumped on the counter to be cut.) I love this fabric and my new policy is “Life is short, buy the fabric”.
At the same time, the scrap bin was AGAIN overflowing! I’m suspicious of what goes on in the scrap bin when I’m not looking 😉
I decided to make the scraps into strip blocks for a quilt.
When I finished the quilt, I called Studio Stitch right away and ordered more of the background fabric because it is just perfect. It has more interest than a solid, but doesn’t fight with the overall design.
I also decided to write up the pattern and give it to Studio Stitch to use as a gift with purchase. They are working to provide things you may need from the shop, and even service for your machine, during the quarantine. You can email them to order anything either for pickup (they’ll walk it out to your car) or to be mailed.: info@StudioStitchOnline.com.
Here’s a detail of the finished quilt. I hope it is clear enough to show the nifty leaves Julia Madison quilted into it for me.Quarantine is a great time to get rid of a big pile of scraps! Contact Studio Stitch if you need fabric or a Tucker Trimmer II, which was useful for this quilt. And please send me a picture of what you make!
And yes, I’m still making masks, as I’m sure you are, but we need fun and we need to support our favorite shops, too 🙂
You always impress, excite, and motivate me with you weekly activities.
Thanks so much for doing what you do. And don’t stop.
Thanks, Gail. I hope you are well and able to stay home and sew!
Great fabric find and a great scrap buster! How about an after picture of the scrap basket?
Alas, you know that story. I make a whole quilt and there’s very little change in the scrap level 😆
Your philosophy is so true, and I plan to buy more fabric. I love the quilt. Does the Studio Stitch mail out of state?
Yes, absolutely they do! Thanks for visiting 🙂
Really nice idea. How about some swap blocks for a retreat idea? What size were the finished scrap blocks?
We would want to make big ones for a retreat swap, and size them so the quilt finished 40”. Surely you aren’t tired of that last swap block yet!!!
I like looking through bloggers’ bins of scraps! I recognize a scrap of bee fabric on the floor beside your bin just like mine – and I’m happy to report ***my*** bee-scraps are all used up…HA!
So cool that your scraps inspired you to write up a new pattern…you always come up with great ways to use them.
And kudos for persevering on making more masks…
I love seeing other people’s scraps, too! And good for you on using up the bees 🙂. As for masks, I’ve been giving them to unmasked strangers when I have to go out.
Oh you are the sly & clever lady – I like your spunk, Zip!
I understand perfectly why that fabric forced you to buy it! And those bright scraps make a beautiful contrast.
I’m pretty sure most quilters understand about jumping fabric 😁. My news feed says Covid is bad in S Africa at the moment. Stay safe!
Thanks. Yes the number of cases are increasing, but so far not in our small town
So neat. I love it! Plan to order some after I decide how big it is and how much background fabric I need.
I only had a yard of background when I made this, so it is baby sized. But I have ordered more background because there’s no end to the scraps!
That is wonderful you donated the pattern as a gift with purchase! Lovely quilt and I understand about fabric just jumping out at you! I’ve been a fabric purchase victim in the past myself 🙂
Yes, most quilters are familiar with jumping fabric 🙃
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