Friday, February 7, 2020

Scraps - Along!

Hello and welcome to this half of the Scraps-Along!

It's a new monthly post that I'm helping Sherri McConnell with, that features projects and ideas made with your scraps.

Each month there will be a new theme to focus on, with tips and projects for those scraps that quilters always accumulate.

Today we're showing you the projects and ideas that were sent in featuring your Jelly Roll scraps.

You'll find some here, and others on my friend Sherri's blog, A Quilting Life where she will announce the prize winners too!

This month I went through and organized my extra Jelly Roll strips, and I found that I had enough to bind this quilt top with once it's quilted!  That was a great discovery for me. Instant binding! No cutting needed! 

Kathie K. made several projects focusing on a pile of turquoise Jelly Roll scraps.  Kathie has always wanted to try a scrappy seahorse wall hanging so she took this opportunity to do it. What a great use of scraps!  She also made a heart wall hanging and she's started a long term project of single color scrappy 12-patch blocks.

Bobbie Z. made this sweet quilt that she calls Fiesta, because she chose to do the borders in Fiesta Ware colors so she can use it on her table during special family dinners. Bobbie turned to a Missouri Star Quilt Company YouTube video as a resource to help her learn a method that she's never done before.  I think that's a great idea! 

I love this tip that Debbie sent in!  What an original storage idea! She's using several old doll houses to display fat quarters, Charm Squares, Jelly Rolls and other precuts.  I like how you can see and quickly find what you're looking for with this kind of fabric storage.

This month's challenge inspired Julie in Georgia to pull out a long forgotten Jelly Roll and make a beautiful new quilt top! She says it was quick and easy and so much fun.  Definitely inspiring, Julie!  Read more about it on her blog Julie's Quilts and Costumes. 

These scrappy Trip Around The World blocks were made by Heather M. She used leftover Jelly Roll pieces to make the blocks with Cookie Exchange fabric by Sweetwater.  Heather used a link to a tutorial that she found on Sherri's post to make these blocks.  She already had 27 of the 36 that she needs to finish.  That is going to be a beautiful quilt!

Nancy sent in this beautiful picture of her quilt called Lake Cabin.  The pattern is from Kim Brackett's book Scrap-Basket Sensations.  You certainly can't go wrong with any of Kim Brackett's patterns!  This is a super use of a Jelly Roll!  Nancy this is a wonderful quilt!

Now pull out your random Charm Squares and extra Charm Square packs and start sorting and sewing for the next challenge!

Sherri has some great Charm Square links that you may want to see before you begin.

When you're finished, send in your ideas and pictures to me or to Sherri before the end of the month and we'll show them off in the next Scraps-Along post at the beginning of March!

Happy Sewing!