Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Scrap Squad Quilt

I have been working on my first Scrap Squad quilt, but the quilt reveal won't happen until later this month. I can show you some sneak peaks though :)


I do not ordinarily use pins when sewing seams, but on this quilt, I am using many pins. The pattern has a lot of bias edges that could stretch, and a bazillion points to match, so using pins is a necessity.






And there are a lot of dog ears to trim from triangle ends, which of course I am keeping. Aren't they so pretty?? I am looking for a little jar to store them in. 
Why, you ask?!? 
Why not?!

16 comments:

  1. Such pretty colours, can't wait to see the quilt!
    A friend of mine was saving dog ears and thought to put them in a big glass jar of some kind and and make it into a lamp.

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  2. Pretty colors! I've seen where some people save the trimmings and put them in clear Christmas ornaments and hang them on their tree.

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  3. Even the sneak peek looks pretty! Scrap on!

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  4. I started keeping a jar of those bits too after seeing yours. They are so pretty and I have people asking WHY too!!!
    Your colours are so bright and cheerful..must be fun to sew with during these dull cold winter days!!!

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  5. Thanks for the SNEAK Peek. Keep Stitching!

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  6. I saw a small town sewing show once where the lady laid down snippets of color (and she cut hers from yardage!) then laid over a piece of netting and sewed over it all. It was quite pretty. You'd have to keep your colors separate - or not.
    I keep all my snippets for floor pillow stuffing.
    Hugs

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  7. Totally different topic. Where in Michigan do you visit? I have been up there and go to Lansing. Maybe one day we will cross paths.

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  8. Sneaky peaky! Looks pretty, sounds interesting! I always think it's a shame to throw away little bits but wonder how I can justify keeping them...Why not? is the perfect solution!

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  9. The bias edges are definitely a challenge and I will be pinning like you! I see you followed directions and pressed the seams open. I did not, I think it will work out, she shall see!

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  10. Looks like a challenging piecing job, but you seem to have it conquered.
    Those are happy clippings--confetti for a party. : )

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  11. Love all those bright colors you are using. Can't wait to see what you've got going.

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  12. The fabrics are so pretty. I am very intrigued...can't wait to see more!

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  13. From the dog ear pile---it speaks spring and Tutti Frutti colors. How exciting to wait for the reveal!!

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  14. I wasn't sure we would be able to see your quilts. So glad we don't have to wait too long.

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  15. I started collecting those dog ears once, until my friends threatened an intervention ~ lol!

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