Monday, June 15, 2015

New Scrap Project and some Knitting

I decided to join  in the Scrap Vortex QAL with Amanda Jean over at Crazy Mom Quilts. My biggest problem going in was that I had a minimal scrap pile.  I had gotten rid of all of my scraps before I moved in February.

These are my small scraps

and this is my box of longer scraps.
I did find a bag of scraps from a friend who dropped them on me before she moved that I have incorporated into mine. 

I did find that I have mostly scraps that are from 2 1/2 in strips my favorite size of fabric to work with so my pieces are going to be a little large.  This is where I started. I took a piece from the smaller box and a piece from the bigger box without looking and sewed them together

Trimmed them down, and  sub cut some

and ended up with this wall full for my week one.  We are in week two so I need to go back and start putting these together before week 3  starts on Wednesday.

I also managed to loom a hat for Angel Snugs to send to a pediatric oncology unit

and to whip up a couple of  knitted wash clothes for their annual fund raiser. 

On to a non quilt related note.  Nettie's sister got released from medical hold and we should have her come to live with us mid July.   We are having lots of company coming in the next 3 weeks and felt it would be better for her to come after the commotion has died down.  She is a very timid dog and we want her to start off  in her forever home on a positive note. She will be coming for at least one play date before her full time arrival.  


  1. This scrap project looks like it's coming along nicely. My scraps seem more like bits and pieces compared to what most quilters consider scraps.

  2. Love the idea of your scrap project. Pity you live so far away, as I would have a lot of scraps to share, he he

  3. So glad you joined in on the Scrap Vortex! It will be fun to compare notes. And it sounds like a new dog is coming into your life. Hope that turns out to be a good decision.

  4. The scrap basket project is a super idea. You've already done a lot!

    The knitted wash cloths are great for a fundraiser.

  5.'re in need of scraps??

  6.'re in need of scraps??


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