Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Nothing but Scraps

Let's empty out those overflowing scrap bins to make room for some new loot!

The "rules":
1. You are not allowed to buy fabric for this challenge.
2. Make quilts using only scraps from your scrap bin. What you call a "scrap" is completely up to you. As we saw from yesterday's comments, opinions vary widely on this topic.
3. Do consider the difference between "scrap" and "stash" when choosing fabric.
4. There are no other rules.

If you'd like to join in, leave a comment on this post and I'll create a list of all your blogs so we can have a look at each other's projects.

I've also created a Flickr group.

And, of course, a button if you'd like.
Nothing but Scraps button
And code for it:
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/nothingbutscraps/"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3289/3290095541_4a01b2cc2f_o.gif"></a>

Let's have some scrappy fun!

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93 comments:

Artsy Momma said...

I would love to join in!

Suzan said...

Count me in!

nettie said...

i'm in.

Simply This and That said...

can I use the quilt I'm already working on ? if so, count me in. ;o) ooxx`jodi

Katie Jean said...

I should probably join this seeing as I have about 5 bins full of scraps!

Molly said...

I'm in too! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Lisa said...

Sounds fun-- and I might actually do it, if I commit here!

Paloma said...

I'm already (slowly) working on a scrap quilt, does it count?? If yes, count me in please.

Tyler Larsen aka Lux Wu said...

what a great idea...my mom and i make baby blankets...she's the real seamstress...I'm sendn' her your way! thanks for the inspiration. love your blog.

Tina said...

Fun! I'm in!

ohthatashley said...

I think I have to do this. My scraps are taking over my life!

Beth said...

I think I'd like to give it a try!

Anna said...

I'm in!!

Natalie said...

I would LOVE to do this! I'm in!!

Christine said...

I have started making a scrappy log cabin...all scraps...I'd like to join in

Mary said...

I'm in! I've been planning a string quilt for ages - even have the strips all set up to sew. This is the added incentive I need to get going!

beanie g said...

Okay, okay. I'm in too.

Mushyhed said...

Sounds like fun. Count me in!

Jackie said...

Would love to join in! Is there a deadline???

duckyhouse said...

great idea, I just finished a scrappy little wall hanging and am already in the mood for another!

Rachael Adele said...

This is just what I need! Thanks!

bekhy said...

Diabolical: it's like reverse psychology. You CAN'T buy new fabric, so you WANT to, and you use up scraps so you don't even feel guilty when you go shopping! LOL. I'm totally in :P. Although I was kind of going to use up my Christmas fabric scraps for your flying geese BOM.

Allison said...

I'm in too. I have a lovely pile of scraps that have been calling my name. -Allison cluckclucksew.blogspot.com

RachelJane said...

Oh, I'm in. Is there a deadline for completion of the project or is it an ongoing challenge?

Natasha said...

I'm in - I so have to get rid of some of my scraps!

Niki :-) said...

Fun fun! I would love to join. Gonna take me prob'ly 2 wks to finish anything tho. lol. Niki in AZ. I'm adding the button now, as well, and joining the flickr grp.

Calico Road said...

This may just be the incentive I need to get started on the ideas floating in my head!

Messy Karen said...

a project with scraps. i can't wait to see what you've come up with.

heather said...

I love the challenge and would love to get in on this!!:) I need it A LOT!!! Sounds fun!

amandajean said...

i'm in, too! thanks for hosting. it'll be great to see what everyone comes up with.

Aimee said...

I would love to join as well! Thanks!

greetingarts said...

I'm going to do my best to play along! Thanks for the challenge, I'm definitely not lacking scraps.

Sarah said...

i'm in! i'm hoping the back can be non-scrappy?

Mimi said...

Oooh, YES!!! I'm excited. I love this block and there are TONS of scraps in my "quarters".

Thanks for the inspiration!

jacquie said...

i'm absolutely in! thanks for hosting...this is a great idea.

sheri said...

I am new to the world of quilt blogs...and blogs in general...how fun. I'm in.

Sharon said...

Sounds like allot of fun please include me

Patchwork Penguin said...

Ok, I'm intrigued. We just have to make something out of nothing but scraps?? Is there a deadline? I'm seriously thinking I can do this.

Katherine said...

I'd like to join, please. Scrap projects are my favourites.

Elaine said...

I've actually challenged myself to see how many quilts/quilted items I can make without buying anything this year. So far I've made a table runner and three quilt tops. So far, so good! :)

I'm going to Paducah in April, though. So I'm sure my moratorium will be over by then, but I'll join in your challenge since I'm already doing it anyway!

Holly said...

I'm in! This is the motivation I've needed to finally do something with those scraps. Thanks!

MOLLY said...

Group quilting makes me DO SOMETHING--I sure could go for a finished scrappy project. I have several that need me to spend some time with them. I am in.

Julie said...

I would love to be a part of this
my scraps are taking over!
please count me in.
thanks

The Humming Cat said...

Please sign me up, I so need some motivation to get back into sewing and blogging. Adds xx

HoltGallery said...

I left my msg of interest in other post. But Ill post here to show my interest to join this cause. got loads of scraps and this cause will help me to really use up my scraps.

Meghan said...

Count me in! Scrap quilts are my favorite!

Jeanette said...

I will give it a shot but it will probably turn out to be a doll size quilt since I have very few scraps right now.

jenn said...

I would love to join in also! I have a large amount of scraps that I need to deal with! Great idea!
jenn

kheli said...

Wow! I love using up my scraps and I am glad to have found a like-minded group!

metrosupialdesigns said...

I just had to move my scraps to bigger bins...I'm in!

Sherry said...

Can I join in on the fun also?? I won't be able to actually start making anything until the basement is completed (sewage back-up) but I have been going through my fabrics to sort, divest, and organize. . . and I have an overflowing box of scraps that I plan on attacking first once my sewing room is back.

Blog addy is: http://www.bookshookssticksetc.blogspot.com

Natalie said...

I want to join in! I have so many scraps and now I have an excuse to get rid of them!

sewwhat22341 said...

I'd love to join, but I don't have a blog.

Barb

Cheryl A said...

Count me in! Hmm, difference between scrap and stash, eh? I think I can do it.

Miri said...

Count me in...I just started a quilt from my scrap drawers (bins weren't big enough!) and it doesn't seem to have made a dent!

C. Jaeger said...

Yes, I'd like to participate. I love scraps!

Kristi said...

I would love to join in, if i am not too late! my stash needs some busting!and my scraps. I will probably use both. fun!

maggie fellow said...

I have started this quilt with you and I am using from my scraps. and would love to be a queen of anything

Jess said...

I just did the Celebrating Handmade swap and I made everything from leftovers. I really enjoyed it, and I am planning on making more from my scraps.
Count me in on the fun!

susie said...

I would love to join, pretty please! Scrappy is beautiful!

the Campfollower said...

I have seen this around and I want to play too! I have heaps of scraps that NEED to be transformed into something practicle before our move in July. Count me in my dear!

xo
Tia

christine said...

i would love to join in. pretty please? what is the time frame for completion?

platty said...

EXCELLENT idea! I have an out-of-control scraps pile and the need for more space. It's win-win! I'm in too.

kathi said...

This has definitely has my name on it. I love my scraps but I am sick of looking at them so it's time to use them up. Thanks for doing this.
Kathi

Angela said...

I will join too.. is there a date to be done by?

Sheree said...

I'm in...I so need to work through my scraps!

Maria said...

Great idea - I´m in! Maria

becca said...

blogless but certainly not scrapless.....would love to play along. thx so much

The Demanding Doll said...

I'm in. Although my quilts are usually scrappy this year my goal is to use up scraps from the scrappy quilts. I've always bought another fabric to set the blocks or do the borders so this will be an additional challenge. Buy nothing!

Jenny said...

I am in! I have some scraps I am ready to turn into a quilt.

http://loveblankets.blogspot.com/

ivyarts said...

Me too! Since I can't bear to throw them away, I might as well use them. Thanks for the nudge.

Rhonda said...

Hi Anina,
Is it too late to join in your scrappy projects? I love making sraps quilt!

Amanda said...

I would love to join in on the fun!

Grama G said...

I'd love to join. I made 5 quilts for Christmas and I have lots of scraps. Hope it's not too late.

Norma in NZ said...

I'm very interested in joining in if it's possible. Hope that I'm not too late.

littlepeepsmom said...

I'm in. I have been wordering what to do with a box of little bits and pieces for a while. This sounds fun

Country Wishes said...

I have just found this gorgeous blog. I have just finished my latest scrap quilt, wish I had of found you sooner !!! Oh well I will just have to start another..

Tracy said...

Me too :D

Periwinkle Pumpkin said...

Sounds like fun, count me in.

MLE said...

I'm in, and I've already started!!

Becky said...
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Becky said...

Sorry, I just realised you are talking about 'quilt' not just any sewing items! I'm not very good at quilting so I will be reading instead. Have fun!

bk creations said...

yes would like join..
tell me what the requirments...
let's have some fun

JOAN CLARKE said...

I have so many scrap bits as I can throw nothing away. It would be a good idea to use some up.

why not sew? said...

I just joined your flicker group and posted my scrap blocks. This is fun!

Edna said...

I'm not sure if this is still open to join, but I'd love to be a part of this group! I have lots of scraps as I find it hard to toss even the smallest of bits.

Wendy said...

Hello from Alaska, and sign me up! I've got lots of scraps.... and I just joined Amanda Jeans round two of her nine patch sew a long!
Thanks for hosting!

Siwa said...

Please also count me in. I'm a new quilter and apparently so proud to find out that I have a box of scrap (eventually).

Sarah Star said...

This is something I definitely need to join! I actually swapped for someone else's scraps--when I have 2 large pails full! :)

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ktquilts said...

Joined and added pictures to the flickr group! What fun. Just having trouble getting the button on my blog. Might just be a problem with blogger right now! Great idea, I love being thrifty!!

em's scrapbag said...

I'm a little late in the game. But I love to sew with scraps. I joined the flikr group. Thanks for creating this fun group.

Janette and Nick said...

I would love to join. I have only been quilting since September and have quite a box of scraps already