Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Current projects and a GIveaway!



I thought I would show you the progress I am making on my two elongated star baby quilts.

Here is the first quilt finished.  I blogged about it here.  This was a great project for using up some 90's stash with a few modern prints thrown in.

I made a label on my BL Sofia.  I love my new machine!!!
For the next quilt let me show you how I made it.

  I layered about twenty different prints in a rainbow of colors.  I tried to stick to prints that 'read' as a solid color. I whacked them into 3" squares. 
 The I grabbed every off white print on print muslin I had and whacked them all into 6.5 inch squares. 

Then you sew a small square onto opposite corners of a muslin square. 

You trim off the corners and then press them into this.


Whats great is if you feed those corners immediately into your sewing machine you end up with a basket full of half square triangle squares.  (is that right?) My future doll quilt maybe?


I trimmed up the second cat block and then all of the blocks. 

I must have been off on my seams, I think its that new foot because I had to trim them to 6.25".  Oh well it all comes out in the end.

Here are all the trimmings for the scrap bag.  Don't worry I'm one of those who never wastes ANYTHING.  So when the bag (an old laundry bag from my grandma's made of old feed sacks) gets full I pass the scraps, all cut up to a friend who makes dog beds for dogs trained by prisoners.  Whew!  That was a mouthful! 

I love this IKEA fabric I picked out last Dec.  There was enough on the mini bolt to back  both quilts and turn it to the front to make the binding.  I wish I had more of this fabric as it would look great on back of my future, as yet to be decided what, Bliss quilt.

 Now I just have to piece the second one that is currently on my design wall and then quilt it.  BTW I machine quilted on my Sofia for the first time.  After trial and error with thread and some ripping I finally got it figured out.  Luckily the quilting foot from my Kenmore fit so I didn't need to buy a new one.
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So would you like to make your own elongated star quilt?  You could put your own block in the middle or none at all.  To help you start I am giving away this stack of 20 prints left over from both quilts. 

There is anywhere from about an 1/8 of a yard to almost a fat quarter or more of each.  To win leave one comment for each of the following.  Every comment gives you an extra chance.  If I get more than 100 comments on this post I will add another giveaway or two of my 90's fabric.
1.  Leave a comment telling me your favorite scrap quilt to make.
2.  Be a follower and let me know you are.
3.   Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment telling me you did.

The giveaway will be open  until 5pm on Wednesday, September 7. 
 I will pick a winner or winners then.

That's it!  Good luck!
Keep dreaming...Colleen

Yeah!  My Scrappy Mug Rug Haiku from Snailexpress on flickr. 
My prince has come! And look at the cute purse!







112 comments:

Hilachas said...

I love making quilts out of scrap fabric using the Lil Twister tool. This giveaway would be perfect! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

SewLindaAnn said...

My favorite to do with scraps is making half square triangles. I printed out paper pieces of all different sizes.

Sarah Craig said...

I love the Jacob's Ladder pattern for scrappy quilts!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I am a scrap horder. So far I've made nothing out of scraps except some selvage blocks. But I'd love to make a postagae stamp quilt someday!
Patti

Sarah Craig said...

And of course I'm a follower!!

Sarah Craig said...

And I blogged about your giveaway here...

http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/2011/08/make-list-monday-62-i-make-plans-and.html

Catskill Quilter said...

Oh, I am excited! I spent my day cutting the last of my "okay but not in a category" fabrics into strips for more Heartstrings (charity) quilts. Boy would I love to win this giveaway, and I would use the fabrics for more Heartstrings quilt blocks. With hurricane Irene, many folks in the Catskill mountains where I grew up, have lost everything.

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a happy follower of Lucky Duck Dreams -- just love your blog name!

robin said...

Not sure about a favorite scrap quilt to make - I've not made a scrap quilt yet. :)

robin said...

I'm a follower. Nice giveaway!

Sara said...

Sweet machine and I am positive you smile every time you use her!

I loved making the heart string quilt I did 6-7 months ago!

Sara said...

Follow you and am a LUCKY DUCK;)

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

I like the Mod Logs quilt pattern. LOVE it! These would be perfect!

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

I'm a follower!

Irina said...

Hi!I'm a follower of your blog

Irina said...

My fav scrap quilts to make are the ones you sew strips together and then you cut the bloc out of it. Like this one
http://el-petit-taller.blogspot.com/2011/05/done-fet.html

gill said...

I love scrap quilts with half square triangles!
I love the block you've used in your quilt!

gill said...

I'm a follower!

Natasha said...

I like making scrap quilts in general, but my favorite blocks are log cabins and stars. I may just make a scrappy quilt with both!

Natasha said...

I am a follower! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Anita said...

I'm so new to quilting...that I don't honestly have a scrap quilt story...well, I made a wall hanging from scrap pieces...I embroidered words in each block then crazy quilted around the word. I like the finished product. =)

Your quilt is beautiful...and I didn't realize those blocks were quite that easy...I might have to attempt a quilt like this! Thank you for showing me the steps!

Anita said...

I follow your blog! Thank you again!

Anita said...

I added your giveaway to my giveaway post! Thank you.
http://amkreations.blogspot.com/2011/08/pif-giveaway.html

free indeed said...

I love string quilts and have made a few. I save pictues of ones I see with different settings/techniques...I can have a very FULL future of string quilts. I also have recently joined the salvedges bandwagon...I made a purse for one of my daughters that just gets ooohhhed over all the time!

free indeed said...

I am a follower.

Sheila said...

I make crazy quilt blocks with my scraps as well as Hexie flowers so would love to win these scraps .

Sheila said...

I am a follower of your blog .

Lee said...

i love scrappy strip quilts! thanks!

Lee said...

I am a follower too! thanks!

Jessica said...

I love making scrappy quilts - I want to start a coin quilt soon :)

Jessica said...

I follow!

hueisei said...

Pinwheel triangle :)

hueisei said...

I am a new follower!

Sallie said...

I love scrappy pinwheel quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sallie said...

I'm a follower. Thanks!

Sallie said...

I blogged about your giveaway.

Birdie said...

I becam a follower, I can't throw out my scraps, but when I use them the pile doesn't seem to get any smaller.

Pat V. said...

I love sewing scraps into HST's or 9-patches to use in scrap quilts!

Pam said...

I like doing the disappearing 9 patch scrappy.

Pam said...

I am a new follower

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I guess I like things with 1/2 square triangles, but I'm never actually made a completely scrappy quilt.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a follower.

Stray Stitches said...

I can't narrow my selection down to a favorite quilt to make with scraps. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway :)

PS. When does this end?

Stray Stitches said...

I am a regular follower! Your quilts are beautiful! Love the colors used in both :)

Bailey said...

My current favorite is circles! I've just completed my first circle quilt top and loved doing them. Thanks for the chance!

Bailey said...

I am a follower! :)

Deb said...

I have plenty of scraps but have never made a scrap quilt...I'd love to and when I get enough scraps I'll have to decide what pattern it'll be.

Snoodles said...

I love making scrappy four-patch quilts for the crisis center in our town! I think it's so fun to turn lots of different fabrics into one fun quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!

Snoodles said...

I'm following you from afar...well, not so far, from just down the road apiece in South Carolina! LOL Thanks for the chance to win!

Snoodles said...

I celebrated becoming your newest follower by adding your giveaway to my blog's sidebar (right -hand side)! Hope you get lots of entries!
http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com

Hilachas said...

I have blogged about your giveaway at:
http://muchashilachas.blogspot.com/2011/08/favorite-day-of-week-one-flower.html

Marcia W. said...

Four patches or nine patches make great scrappy quilts. mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

Marcia W. said...

I already follow Lucky Duck Dreams.
Like your elongated star quilt.

Janet said...

I have been making a scrap quilt with very small (1 3/4") square in a square blocks. I have had lots of fun making it so far, but I have about 550 blocks that I need to put together with sashing now ....

Janet said...

I am indeed a follower.

Kathy MacKie said...

I like to do scrappy four patch quilts.

Kathy MacKie said...

I'm a follower.

Stray Stitches said...

I included your giveaway in my blog today:
http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2011/09/lets-have-go-cutter-giveaway.html

yorkie mom said...

I'm a new follower! Thanks for a chance!

yorkie mom said...

I love log cabin quilts! Wonderful way to use up scraps!

jane p said...

I have a lot of scraps but I love other folks' scraps too. I've never made a quilt as I'm into fabric bags. So I think I will make a bag out of the scraps.

krisgray said...

I am a sucker for a scrappy 9 patch - easy, peasy to do and just keep sewing blocks til you want to stop!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think my favorite scrappy quilt is the Bow Tie pattern. Thanks for sharing :-)

Little Penpen said...

I guess I really haven't made a true scrap quilt yet, but I have a drawer going with scraps to make a string quilt. My dream is to make it large enough to fit my king size bed... big dream, huh? The instructions for making the star blocks were great!

Little Penpen said...

Okay, I am now a follower (I'm from NC too). I hope I win!!! :o)

Carla said...

String Quilts are fun to make with scraps! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mimi said...

My favorite scrap quilt would be the Wonky Log Cabin... I have made several table runners and they are gorgeous!!

Mimi said...

I am a new follower and look forward to your future blog posts!! Thanks for this sweet giveaway! I'd love to make a stretched star quilt!

Kathy H said...

My favorite scrap quilt is the brick quilt. Same size rectangles that look like a brick wall when done.

Kathy H said...

I am a follower.

Mom C said...

My husband is a cancer survivor. It makes you appreciate every day. I am a follower.

Mom C said...

My favorite scrap quilt is stacked coins. You can use lots of stacks or have more of the main color. I think they are so fun and colorful. Thanks.

Gene Black said...

My favorite scrap quilt to make is a string quilt. But then I also love making scrappy stars...and....shoot, I just love scrappy quilts.

Linda Crosby said...

I am making a scrappy quilt with 6 inch blocks and would love to add your scraps to my quilt...thanks for the chance

Linda Crosby said...

I am a new follower

Debra said...

My favorite scrap quilts are ones that aren't planned!

Debra said...

I'm a follower!

Debra said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog here: http://itsmelealee.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

Beeshebags said...

I haven't actually really made any 'scrappy' quilts yet...but am starting to! I love the D9P block and that would be a great scrap (or as I prefer to say...off cuts) quilt to use them up on.

Hugs
Naomi

Beeshebags said...

I'm a follower.

Hugs
Naomi

Beeshebags said...

Thanks for the chance to win, and I've shared a link to it on my Facebook wall.

Hugs
Naomi

Mini MNM's said...

I love using my Go cutter to cut half square triangles of different scrap fabrics to save for just the right time when I need them!

Mini MNM's said...

I already follow your blog!

Carla said...

I've seen some awesome scrap quilts, but haven't made any yet as I'm new to the quilting world... And I don't have enough scraps yet to make one, but I can't wait till I have enough to make a quilt! Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

Carla said...

I already follow your blog!
Carla G

Anita said...

I love your elongated star baby quilt. It's very pretty and I like that it is gender neutral.
I haven't met a scrap quilts that I don't like but birds in air is probably my favorite. I'm into quilts triangles which is probably why your quilt is so appealing to me.
I am now a follower and would love to win your left over fabric.

Nanbon44 said...

for a scrappy quilt my favorite would be 1/2 square triangles

Michelle said...

I would like to do one with HST's, but have actually never done a scrappy quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

Michelle said...

I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

My favorite scrap quilt to make is the Postage Stamp. From using 1.5" squares or up to 3.5" squares. So fun, relaxing, and always look different with the present colors of scraps.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am a follower, thank you for hosting a fun give away of scraps.

Deb said...

I really want to make the Bottled Rainbows quilt and am saving my scraps for that. Still have a wee while to go yet.

Deb said...

Already a follower and have been for ages. Thanks for the giveaway. PS. I love your quilt.

rockgranny said...

I like scrappy four patch quilts and string quilts, too.

rockgranny said...

I am a follower, thanks for giveaway.

Winona said...

I like scrappy nine patches. Nine patches are so simple yet look so elegant (at least I think they do LOL).

Winona said...

I am a follower. Love your quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

LethargicLass said...

I love scrappy hexie quilts :)

LethargicLass said...

I am an LDD follower :)

Anonymous said...

Star blocks or maple leaves in scrap fabrics. I could make those forever. VermontPines@aol.com

tpott said...

What a generous giveaway, thank you. ;> I'm a new follower.

tpott said...

My favorite scrap blocks are log cabin and stars also sampler blocks. I am also a cancer survivor I pray we can all have continued good health and stay survivors. Good luck to all!!!! ;>

deserae said...

My favorite scrap quilt is a nine patch!

deserae said...

I am a follower

Quiltpecan/Angela said...

I think my most recent favorite scrap blocks are string quilts. Made one for a church member not too long ago. Also working on a Scrap Therapy SPOOL pattern that I like. My friend has finished one and I loved it so, of course, I had to have one of my own. :-)

Quiltpecan/Angela said...

Your giveaway will be featured on our blog tomorrow (Sept 6). www.sewhowsthis.blogspot.com It's a blog my friend and I do together. :-)

Quiltpecan/Angela said...

I am a new follower. Like your page alot! :-) I love meeting new blogging friends!

Mary said...

Almost all my favorite quilts are scrappy so it's hard to pick just one, but I love anything that has stars or lots of flying geese.

Mary said...

I am now a follower of your blog. Thanks for a chance to win!

bryana said...

Just learning to quilt so I don't even have scraps yet but this looks supper cute!

poppyinpink said...

A lovely opportunity to share in your quilting talent...I'm sure you'll have a great colour range in your scraps. I like the "watercolour" technique and have a yen to try it some-time soon.

poppyinpink said...

To let you know that I am following your blog!