Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Charm Fest

 Once upon a time I had a large tub of scraps. 

 
The fairy tale ends there. 
Scraps stress me out.
They multiply.  
They wrinkle while they wait.
Few things are more annoying to me than ironing a 2x5 rectangle multiplied by 500.
Sometimes I wish I could feed them to the dog. 


So with this tub of fabric I just started hacking at it.  Cutting it into 5" squares and 2 1/2" strips.  Pretty unexciting.  I thought I would just have a bunch of scrap pre-cuts, if you will. 
We had a little mystery quilt thing going in my local quilt group and this was the perfect fit for my new 5" scrappy charms. 
It's from a cute little Charm along, seen here.

I guess this quilt can still be part of a fairy tale. 
It's off to another newlywed!
May they live happily ever after.......


28 comments:

  1. I think it looks great! I have exactly the same problem with scraps, I never know what to do with them...

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  2. I love scrappy quilts and I needs to do something with all of my scraps.

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  3. Wow--that is some scrap pile, and a very fun quilt you made with them!

    Hazle
    suntred02 at aol.com

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  4. This is so my style - - love what you did ... and what lucky newlyweds!!!

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  5. Your scrappy quilt turned out GREAT! I love it.

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  6. I love it! Scrappy quilts always seem to turn out better than expected in my mind. The colors are great!

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  7. Terrific scrappy quilt! I like your choice of background,more fun than a bright white I think.

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  8. That's absolutely beautiful! It inspires me to make another scrap quilt. I love the way they look!

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  9. Beautiful! Lucky newlyweds! Maybe you need Amanda jean's new book Sunday Morning Qulits to help you with your scrap problem... :)

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  10. That's a great pattern. You have been busy!

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  11. Vale a pena ter tanto trabalho,o efeito é para mim magnífico,eu amo peças trabalhosas e sucatas idem.Parabéns.Se quiser se desfazer de suas sucatas fale comigo.

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  12. If you are stressing about too many scraps, send them my way, I would be happy to help you out. ☺ I LOVE playing with scraps. But you are right, they do tend to grow and multiply like crazy. I made the same quilt, just in a different arrangement. Your quilt is beautiful and so worth all the work that went into it.

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  13. My sewing room is being taken over by scraps. I must make one of these pronto!!

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  14. Love your scrappy quilt! I am saving this idea on my to-do list! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. DAng Adorable! And you say you HACKED into them? cracks me up!

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  16. I think I need to get married again! Cause then maybe you'll send me one of these quilts. LIKE THIS ONE!!! I am In LOVE!!!!

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  17. And I love this one too. If you need help with those scraps....

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  18. Nice way to use up scrap! We make lots of samples for the shop and there are always lots of scrap. At least 5'' squares can be stacked neatly in a box - Good job!

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  19. its just lovely Des...as are you!

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  20. Very cute quilt! Now aren't you glad you didn't feed those scraps to the dog? Ha!

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  21. Fabulous scrappy quilt! I love it! I bet those newlyweds will be so happy with it. :)

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  22. Ohhhhhh, I really like this! I am not a fan of ironing and cutting the scraps either...maybe someday.

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  23. WOW, it came out GORGEOUS, it's simply perfect! the couple that's going to receive it will be happy for sure!!!
    they HAVE to be.
    If they decline the gift would you kindly give it to ME? ^^)

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  24. perfect quilt to make with your scraps. I sort of feel the same way about scraps. Mine are still sitting int he bag all wrinkled and messy. lol

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  25. What a lovely quilt! From your "hacked" scraps, too!
    I felt the same way about my tub-o-scraps. Then I purchased some plastic shoebox-sized containers and sorted the scraps by color. Stacked 'em on the top of my fabric shelves...and now I use them! A LOT! I love to do little applique wall-hangings and now find myself going to the scrap bins more often than the two drawers and two tubs of fat quarters or the shelves of yardage. And like you, I've started cutting 2 1/2" strips and 5" squares from the scraps, too. The cost of fabric has gotten so high that I now feel good about rescuing my scraps.
    Your lovely scrap quilt should make you feel pretty good about your scraps, too! :D

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