Tuesday, June 19, 2012

SCRAPS OR NON SCRAPS THAT IS THE QUESTION?

Yesterday I told you that I would show picture of the items I made with my mother's and sister's scraps....so here goes...

This is totally from their scraps except for the backing fabric. This is without a doubt the easiest and fasted pattern to make up......(patternspot.com) (used Circle go cutter)

More scraps.....except for the fabric the dogs are on and the backing (needs binding). (used doggie go cutter)
So Class 101 SCRAPS FOR DUMMIES

The picture you see is what I consider to be scraps....


Found in said mother's and sister scrap bin.....Hummmmmm scraps or non scraps....(scratching my head)....hummmmm I vote for non scraps.

I have been giving them a rash of scraps since I have been digging in their fabric waste and well...to be fair (gotta be fair). My mother has quilts in mind for her grandkids. She has been on a mission and has made 24 tops and quilted all but three so far. You are excused mother dearest from the scraps bash!

Now Beverly on the other hand....she feels if she has messed with the fabrics long enough she doesn't want to deal with them again and.....she is mother's helper. They make baby quilts for every relative and friend around here...so I suppose you are excused too but.... They have no time to mess with the scraps...

I JUST LOVE THEIR SCRAPS!!!! SO NO COMPLAINT HERE!!!

Found this fabric and thought of these toppers......


This next one needs some embellishments. Both need binding.
Well...second thought, this is the easiest pattern to make up...nine seams and you have the top done.....quilt and bind...EASieeeee!!

There you have the low down on the scrap saga....scrap or non scrap that is the question.

26 comments:

Fiesta said...

I bet they are thrilled having you around to create such beautiful and useful items.

Gene Black said...

LOL, I say "useable or non-useable"

hetty said...

Love your scrappy goodness! For me anything is a scrap as long as I say it is.

JustCindy said...

I would have to say your mother and sister's scraps are non-scraps but you sure made some cute things with their "scraps."

Barb said...

love the doggie quilt and the topppers. I love scraps, but prepping them slows me down from using them sometimes.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Isn't it funny how we love other people's scraps?? Guess we get tired of looking at our own pile. Your table toppers are tops!!!

I Quilt for Fun said...

Heck no -- those are not scraps. That's fabric that would be folded 4" wide and on my shelf!

Jan

wackywoman said...

Oh you clever girl!

ShirleyC said...

I know you had fun with those scraps! Lovely projects!

Fiona said...

You have done so well with those scraps... it's amazing how far they go...
Hugz

Tangos Treasures said...

LOL on scraps & non scraps!!! Love what you made with the non scraps!!

Lynn said...

I think other people's scraps are always more interesting than your own. My guild even did a scrap exchange one time. Everyone was allowed to bring in a grocery bag of scraps and exchange it for someone else's.

sandra said...

Hi Barb, well up to your old tricks! Do you ever sit still but I guess it runs in the family with all the quilts your mom and sister do. I need you to come and help me get going I have lots of scraps. Does that tempt you>LOL. It must be hard for you to be away from all of your stuff. When do you get to move into new home? Blessings Sandra

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

Hi Barb!
LOVE the pastel flower circle topper! It's adorable!

SewCalGal said...

OM gosh, what beautiful things your ladies have been creating. I can't believe they are from scraps. Of course, I agree with you - much of that beautiful fabric is not scraps, but great stash! Love your Class 101 SCRAPS FOR DUMMIES! Let me know when I can sign up for a class.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Susan Entwistle said...

You know what they say...one person's trash is another person's treasure. That certainly applies to scraps. I save, and cut, and catalog mine, and then I suspect that one day I'll find them to be useless. But now I know where to send them ;-).

Michelle said...

OMGosh! I love the doggie quilt! You make the prettiest toppers...

Susan said...

I like Gene's idea of usable vs. non-usable! Of course in my book...it can all be used!

Debi said...

Wow Barb you go girl. If you want to stop over, I will let you go through my scraps! LOL

Terry said...

Apparently they have some really nice scraps! I love that first topper! :0)

VickiT said...

Would she consider adopting me? I would not ever complain to her about scraps like those. LOL You are so lucky although I seem to remember you had to work for those scraps. haha

You have made some awesome looking things with them so good for you.

cq4fun said...

Scraps are my favorite thing, and they multiply in the dark - or in the sunlight, too. Can't seem to keep them from multiplying! Lucky to have other people's scraps to play in, too!

Snoodles said...

I agree with SewCalGal....where do I sign up for the Scraps 101 class? LOL Love all of your projects, and would be tempted to stash some of those pieces, but maybe not. Our go cutters are wonderful tools!
Speaking of which, I NEED to get that circle cutter....I just pictured a cute project in my head!! (Muttering...now where is my sketch book?)

Linda said...

I love all of them! I'm hooked on the round tabletoppers since I got your pattern...So easy and quick. I found some fabric in my stash and I'll be working on it this weekend. I'm also going to pull out my circle die and do one of those. So cute! Great job on all of them. You really are an inspiration!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Barb is that last quilt your pattern? I don't remember seeing it before. blessings, marlene

Sheila said...

I vote for scraps , I love scraps and have plenty to prove it :-) Great projects , you are the queen of making good use of scraps .