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Scraps Inc. Vol 2

Scraps Inc. Vol 2

When I first taught myself how to quilt, I would scour the internet looking for scrap bundles that I could buy in order to make my quilt as scrappy as possible… without going crazy buying yards and yards of fabric.  I think back to that simple time when my problem was not having enough of a variety of fabrics to choose from… I would never have imagined being here now.  Where storing, sorting and staring at my little possibilities are part of my daily routine.  I know it can be difficult to come up with ideas on how to use your scraps so I encourage you to check out this amazing book I am so honored to be apart of.

iScraps Inc. Vol 2

Scraps, Inc. Vol 2 is beautiful compilation of modern quilts that are designed with the intention of using up those scraps.  I not only had the awesome opportunity to photograph this book, but I created a really fun quilt pattern for it too!

Meet Blacklight.  I wanted to create a pattern that was useful for larger scraps… you know the fat quarter that you used a chunk of… but now it is too big for your scrap bin and too small to be folded all pretty on your shelf.  Its also great with using thin strips!

I also really want to make this quilt in all solids… ohh black and white… or all the liberty prints with all white tiny strips.  AHH so many awesome ideas.  So hop to it… I can’t make them all myself 🙂

I couldn’t decide which other patterns were my favorite because they are all so good, so here are a few of my favorite photos in the book.

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From left to right: Origami Garden by: John Adams, Sweet Emmeline by:  Janice Zeller Ryan, and You+Me+Us by Kari Vojtechovsky

Want to see more?

Monday, February 8

Amy Smart, Diary of a Quilter

Nydia Kehnle, Nydia Kehnle Design + Photography

Tuesday, February 9

Amy Friend, During Quiet Time

Alexandra Ledgerwood, Teaginny Designs

Wednesday, February 10

April Rosenthal, April Rosenthal – The {Studio} Blog

Dorie Schwarz, Tumbling Blocks

Thursday, February 11

Erin Harris, House on Hill Road

Janice Ryan, Better Off Thread

Friday, February 12

John Adams, Quilt Dad

Kari Vojtechovsky, Craft Happy

Saturday, February 13

Katie Blakesley, Swim Bike Quilt

Kati Spencer, From the Blue Chair

Sunday, February 14

Melissa Lunden, Lunden Designs

Allison Harris, Cluck Cluck Sew

Sherri McConnell, A Quilting Life

On a side note: I would like to thank my talented friend Christopher for giving up his Saturday to assist me with styling, helping me lug all the things all the places and just keeping me company.  You are amazing and I hope we can work a zillion more projects together.

If you didn’t know already, I am currently giving away a copy of the book on instagram so make sure you head over there and enter.

Discount: Lucky Spool is kindly offering all of you a discount on Scraps, Inc.Vol 2.!   Code is SCRAPS30The code will be live through Tuesday, February 16.

*UPDATE*

Thanks to a flurry of Scraps, Inc. Vol 2 orders, the Taunton’s site is having some temporary issues… if you find the link above doesn’t work please try this one- http://luckyspool.com/products/scraps-inc-vol-2 discount code is scrap30.

Feathers QAL – M & N

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Feathers QAL- J & I

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Feathers Quilt Pattern – Blog Hop

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Retro TV Block Pattern

Introducing my new (Well new to my blog)  Retro TV Paper Pieced Block Pattern. This pattern will finish up at 12.5 x 12×5. It is a fantastic way to feature an awesome fussy cut fabric…. Seriously… this was the first time cutting my echino… come on… I know I am not the only one who… Continue Reading