Happy Monday! Today is the first official “Scraps Monday” post, and I’m super excited to begin a year of using my scraps! At the end of each “Scraps Monday” post I’ll set up a link tool so you can link up if you’ve sewn with your scraps in the last week!
This week I thought we could begin by sharing our scrap project goals for the year. One of my scraps projects that I really want to work on this year is my string block project. I’ve been saving strips and strings (pieces 1″ – 1 ¾″) in a basket…so I just need to get sewing.
I’m also going to work on my Log Cabin scrappy blocks. I’m mixing brights with low-volume and text prints.
And here is an idea you can use for scrap projects and/or other works in progress. The folks at AllPeopleQuilt have created a UFO challenge for this year. Begin by downloading their handy form here, and then make a list of your projects and their status. On the 5th of every month they will draw a number from 1-12…and then you work on the project with the corresponding number for the month. I think it’s a great idea! Even if you don’t finish the monthly project, at least you’ll be further along!
My favorite scrap quilting book right now is Handfuls of Scraps – Pieced into Amazing Quilts. This incredible book has beautiful photos of 36 antique quilts and also has patterns for 15 scrappy quilts.
Another idea I have for my scraps this year is to make scrappy Dresden blocks…I made these blocks over the New Year’s holiday for a Somerset version of my Pot Luck quilt (I’ll share the quilt top in my next post).
By the way…part two of the Dresden tutorial is ready. This part of the tutorial focuses on making the center section of the Dresden Plate block.You can watch it here or you can also watch the Dresden block center circle tutorial here (on YouTube).
Finally…I’m making a scrappy quilt with four-patch blocks…more on this in an upcoming post..
If you need some ideas for scrappy projects, this post from last fall gives some ideas and links to other scrap posts I’ve written.
What scrap projects are you making right now? I’d love to have you link up below. Thanks so much for stopping by!