Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Functional Scraps

Using scraps is a thrill.  When you can make something with those precious scraps, to me its not only exciting but rewarding as well.  The 'Scrap Movement' has hit full force in the blogging world.  At least is seems that way to me!  

My latest scrap buster involves pot holders.  Very functional, don't you think?  Its a great way to use scraps, get some color in your life and protect your table!  



These are still in the process of getting the binding sewn on.  Yes, by hand...I know, I know!



I'm a sucker for red and black.  I LOVE this set!  The quarter circle won me over. Seemingly simple, yet a lot going on.



Black and white with a subtle touch of red.  A while back I had an idea for a black, white and red quilt.  It never did come together for me.  So, I decided to use some of the pieces I made for these pot holders.  



This abstract design and color combination is very, very popular!  



...and lastly, stripes.  My nightly routine:  hand sewing the bindings!  

I realize that I have been going overboard on the red and black combination this month.  

I can't get enough...until now!  

I'm anxious to move on to a different color!  Something BRIGHT!!

Do you ever get 'hooked' on certain colors?  


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  1. Great scrap projects! I too tend to spend a bit of time with one color. Especially when I am playing in my scraps. There is always that hope I might get to the bottom of that color bin ;-)

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    1. Thank you! I doubt I will ever get to the end of my scrap bins! But it sure is fun trying!

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  2. What a great way to use up your scraps!!

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    1. Thank you Connie! Always on the look out for scrap buster projects!

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  3. Yes I get hooked on colors but they never turn out as great as these. I love these and i have to say they look like mini art works!!!...(way to good for hot pads but I know what you are saying about using your scraps)

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  4. wow, these are wonderful. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  5. I agree totally about the scraps. I have a wall of see thru drawers full of my scraps. I am happiest when working out of those bins. It feels like I rarely cut yardage.

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    1. Scraps are so fun to rummage through!

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  6. you've turned your scraps into something awesome! the red and black combo is so striking. I do get hooked on colors as well. lately, almost every quilt I've made has some aqua in it.

    Thanks so much for linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday and welcome to the party!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. Thank you! I'm going to break out of red and black...some day!

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