Tuesday 12 April 2016

Scraptastic Tuesday April Link Up

Scraptastic Tuesday

So what scrappy stitching have you been up to?

Both Leanne and I have been making magic with our scraps recently.

I have been making a scrappy centre for my Bee a Brit Stingy quilt centre for this year.

We are all starting with a giant hexagon - each side is 16" wide!  I knew it was going to be big but didn't realise just how big until I measured it out on my design wall.

I filled the space with some smaller scrappy pieced hexagons which I made, log cabin style.

I stuck to a colour palette of cream, grey and yellow.   It isn't like me to stick to so few colours but my neutrals scrap bin was overflowing and the approach of Spring was bringing all sorts of yellow into view.

I then worked on the next blocks - a 16" square and a triangle to match.  This is all very improv style for me and not my usual thing but an interesting challenge to try and a good way to use up those scraps.

Now I'm just wondering what my quilt will looks like after a year of travelling round my bee mates.  I'm hoping this will be an easy one for them as they are all busy people.

I just have to trim them to exactly the right size before Saturday when I'll be handing everything over to my bee buddies in London. 

So what have you been up to?  Do tell...

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      Please join Leanne - on her blog at She Can Quilt and I by linking up a blog post or flickr or instagram photo sharing a scrappy project, in progress or finished, or your thoughts on dealing with your scrap mountain:
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      • Please visit at least a few of the links, they are very inspiring, and leave comments too as everyone loves to connect. 
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      • The link is open until next Monday night at 10:00 pm MST. We will announce the winners next Tuesday. 
      • If you have trouble linking up, let me or Leanne know and we will get you sorted.


      1. Love your hexie center and anxious to see future progress on this project! Meanwhile, what a great use of your scraps!

      2. OK, I love the hexies but those small log cabins are calling me. I have log cabins on the brain today.

      3. Your huge hexagon is inspiring!!

      4. I haven't even tried small hexies yet! That is amazing - great colours too :)

      5. Those hexies are a lot of work. You've done a terrific job, because they look lovely. The colors are very modern and chic :-)

      6. So interesting to try and fill in a larger hexie!

      7. Love the hexies - very creative!

      8. Love the hexies - very creative!

      9. I love your 'variation on a theme' blocks - it's amazing how different all the log cabins look!


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