A few weeks ago, which by total coincidence was the beginning of the new year, I decided that this is the year that I finally move out some of the scraps that have been hanging on here forever. Some of them I have had for years and years and they haven't been used. Many of them I can't believe I moved across the country, and some of them I just don't like any more. So, to use up as many of those scrap bits as possible, this year I have three-- yes, three-- projects for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. There's the Squared Away quilt, of course, and the little 9-patches, and here is the third project:
|Light blue is hard to photograph!|
Patchwork scrap stars! I"m sticking with that name, though I've seen these called a lot of different things. I chose to make mine using 3-inch squares that I cut from the leftover hunks and chunks in the light blue scrap bin. Some of the ones I've seen are 25-patches, but I've stuck with the 16-patch because those finish at 12 inches square, which is a really nice, easy size to fit into lots of different layouts.
Check out those happy yellow stars! I know most people use white for the stars, but I decided to go ahead and just use any contrasting scraps for the stars. So at the end of the year I'll have a bunch of multicolored stars on the solid-ish 16-patches. This quilt definitely won't look like any of the others!
I also managed to eke out a few more of the blue and the light neutral 4-1/2 inch 9-patches.
These go really fast and are super easy to make, which is probably why I managed to make about 25 of them in light blue, white neutral prints, and light beige neutrals. And two grays, which still surprises me.
And now for the giveaway! Since I really want to clean out those scrap bins, at the end of each month this year I'll be giving away whatever is left in the bin. That way I get an empty bin and someone else gets a new infusion of scraps! Here is what is in this month's giveaway:
Since I didn't have a lot of light blue to begin with, the pile was pathetically small, so I added in some of the whites and light neutrals, and also the grays. Also included is a generous handful of both 2-inch squares and 1-1/2 inch squares (In those little bags). I have no hope of fully cleaning out the bins full of those squares, but this will help spread the wealth around.
I feel that I have to warn you that these are generally hunks and chunks of fabric, mostly leftover from other projects. There are no fat quarters here, but no tiny pieces either. All told there is almost 2 pounds of fabric to be had. I'd really like this to go to someone who will use it. Some of it is several years old, but it deserves to be in a quilt and not stuck in a box.
Thanks everyone! This giveaway is now closed!
That's it for today! Hope you are having a lovely, relaxing Saturday and getting to the end of those light blue scraps!
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