Saturday, 6 October 2012

Scrappy Stash Quilt-Along Blog Hop - My turn!!!

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Scrappy Stash Quilt-Along Blog Hop (I can type it, not say it) and thank you Jennifer for having me.  I am loving this series and seeing other people's scraps is always more interesting than your own I reckon!

Those of you who hang around here often will have seen my sophisticated storage system before, but if not, welcome.

My scraps used to just live in a big mess until the beginning of the summer, but now they reside in the complete luxury of colour-sorted plastic bags!

I have a few extra bags which hold specific things, like selvedges or precious scraps of Heather Ross, but anything bigger than a 5" charm tends to just live with the rest of my stash; scraps are scraps, I save anything from 3/4" upwards.  If you can fold it, that still counts as yardage!

I love scraps though, and am a sucker for online stores selling scrap packs, all those little pieces, and the fun of working out what they are, what fun!

I use my scraps to try out new things like fiddly paper-piecing, right up to quilts.

The Happy Scrappy says it all for me...

Seeing as I have had scraps on the brain, I just had to make another of these blocks for Bee Blessed; there's still time if you want to contribute too...

Just in case you need a reminder of why Jennifer has us sorting those scraps, here are the important bits again...

Monochromatic Improv Log Cabin QAL and prizes! 

The many prizes offered to those of you that join our quilt-along are graciously donated by the following sponsors. 

Scrappy Stash QAL starts October 9. 
Scrappy Stash QAL ends November 13. 
Link up finished quilt November 13-15. 
Prizes drawn November 16. 

Remaining stops on the Blog Hop: 
10/7: My Go Go Life
10:9: QAL kick-off day at Ellison Lane Quilts
10/10: Maureen Cracknell Handmade (QAYG tutorial!) 

There's even a button for your blog...

Scrappy Stash Quilt-Along at Ellison Lane Quilts

So there you go - Happy Scrappy everyone xxx


  1. I have never really got into scraps but this has inspired me. That quilt is beautiful!

  2. Love scraps Hadley! I love the BB bocks too!

  3. Loved your quilt and making the BB blocks so much I've decided that's what I'm doing for my birdie quilt - bird in the middle - co-ordinating scraps round the outside. Sorted...when I do it that is!

  4. "...if its big enough to be folded, its yardage." I love that- exactly my system of stashing! Now, do I need an other project?

  5. Lovely to peek into your scrap bins Hadley! Thanks for being part of the hop my friend!

  6. Great quilt! I also love even the tiniest of scraps. I feel like making something with them is like FREE fabric or something.

  7. totally ravishing ... love your fussy cutting xx

  8. I am totally in love with scrap packs too. My LQS has a scrap bin, all the scraps you can fit in a gallon bag for $5.50. And they have good scraps too!

  9. I save scraps but they are such a mess. I need a scrap fairy to organize them for me.

  10. Super quilt - can you really do that with scraps - think I am missing something xx

  11. Wow, that quilt is beautiful! It must have taken a lot of scraps!

  12. Last spring my bags started busting and I had to invest in Ikea bins for the scraps. It is time to use them up, I will see about this QAL.

  13. Ahh, a woman after my own sorty heart. As for using them though, I'm less good at remembering that!

  14. Oh I need more than bags, and a scrap fairy to,help too! Must get them sorted, they are taking over! Lovely quilt, and a BB block after my own heart! :)

  15. I am SUCH a sucker for scrap packs too! My favorite is a local quilt shop's scrap basket. You can fill a ziploc bag for only $5- you just have to be able to zip it closed!

  16. I love scrappy so I really need to sort out my scraps...perhaps later!


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