Jodie Nelson, creative blogger at Pleasant Home blog is hosting a humongous quilting scrap giveaway. Jodie has been encouraging her readers to use their scraps. She has posted photos of her method of organizing her scraps, making scrap blocks, projects using scraps. My scraps are "taking over" my sewing room. I do cut scraps into strips for future scrap projects. I enjoy Bonnie Hunter's scrap quilt patterns. Having the strips already cut, is extremely helpful in piecing her scrap projects especially her mystery quilts. The fabric requirements for Roll, Roll Cotton Boll, Bonnie's newest mystery quilt have been posted here. I'm trying to resist beginning this one. I still have the last two mystery projects to complete. I was derailed by those things called borders:)
I also enjoy making string blocks. Making string blocks is pure "pedal to the medal" with machine sewing. It's liberating. Recently, I met with my friend Debbie (no blog) to make string blocks for our guild project for Quilts of Valor. We each cut strips from our red, white, and blue scraps. We sewed, talked, eat and had a blast making these blocks. We were both having a "bad hair day" so no people photos:)
We sewed scraps on 12.5 inch muslin squares. The organizers of this project asked that we not trim the blocks. Much information about string quilts, projects, and donating them can be found on the Heartstrings website.
I am delighted to offer a giveaway of some of my favorite scraps. I got carried away going through my scrap box so I there will be two winners.
I'll pack them up in the small priority mail boxes (on my "to do list" for today). To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment on this post. In your comment, share with me the things you like to do with your scraps. I love reading what other quilters do with their fabric. The giveaway will end on Saturday at noon. I'll use the random number generator to choose the two winners. I'm having oral surgery on Friday. As soon as I can during the weekend, I'll contact the winners. Good luck to everyone. Thanks so very much for visiting my blog!