Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Scrap Attack {Link Party & Prizes}

How are you enjoying your extra day?  Extra days should come free with no work, new fabric and lots of time to sew, don't you think?  I'm kind of excited that tomorrow is March 1st, though.  One reason is the impending Festival of Scrappiness.   Our festival will run March 26-28.  So far there are a grand total of TWENTY prizes to be distributed.  These 20 prizes will be bestowed randomly, kind of like a door prize for showing up and sharing your scrappy quilt(s), with winners drawn on the 28th from among all entrants.  Now, I know that if I announced all 20 prizes in one go your eyes would start to glass over, so we're going to spread out the happy news among my weekly Scrap Attack Quilt Along posts. 

But first.... how about a little catching up?  Here are some favorite scrappy wonders pulled from the Scrap Attack Flickr group this February, with links to the artists below:

Scrap Attack February Favorites
1. scrap attack mini, 2. scrappy roman stripes, 3. Dotty Star border 2, 4. Crumb mini for Jacey, 5. Sawtooth Star - Baby Quilt - WIP, 6. Furrows, 7. Disappearing Scraps, 8. courthouse step progress, 9. postage stamp quilt detail.
Notice a common thread?  So many of these favorites used a lot of white/neutral or negative space in their quilts.  For whatever reason, I rarely use white.  Must get over that!

But this is just a small sampling of your wonderful work and I know that many of you are not on Flickr, so feel free connect here with a link party. Please add a photo of your Scrap Attack project, one photo per project please.  You may include a link to your blog post or Flickr account, if desired so that we can learn more about your project, or if you don't have a link that's perfectly fine too.

 
Prizes! 
Here are a few of the prizes in store for our Festival of Scrappiness.  Prizes ship worldwide, unless otherwise noted.



From Pink Castle Fabrics, the complete Hope Valley Fat Quarter Bundle (24 pieces).  Out of print and oh-so-pretty.  Also look them up at their new site PinkCastleFabrics.com.




From The Warm Company, one 90" x 40 YARD roll of Warm & Natural batting ($240 value).  My favorite go-to batting and such a huge amount! U.S. residents only for this large shipment.




From JAQs fabrics, her Pretty Stripes Half Yard bundle (5 pieces).  Checkout JAQ's very competitive savings programs.   U.S Residents only.



 

From The Intrepid Thread, the complete Hello Pilgrim by Lizzy House fat quarter set (18 pieces).  Psst.... she also has the new Poetica by Pat Bravo.  Gorgeous!




From Fresh Modern Fabric, a lively Metro Living fat quarter bundle (11 pieces). Um, YUM!  This great basic is getting harder to find.  I've enjoyed using them!

Stay tuned for more prize announcements in the weeks to come.  For more details, see the Scrap Attack Quilt Along.  You can join in on the Festival of Scrappiness with any completed quilt top (of any size) so long as it was finished in 2012 and is made mostly of scraps.  Multiple entries welcome!

Oh, and don't forget about the link party way up there.  I know these prizes are distracting ;)

25 comments:

  1. These pictures are very motivating.

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  2. Rachel, these are great prizes! I've got to get on with my scrappy quilt! It's a good thing too because my scrap containers runneth over! So glad you are hosting this scrap attack. What an inspiration!

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  3. Oh my goodness!!!!! What beautiful projects and FABULOUS prizes!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for liking my steps, I am still plugging away at them and I had better get a move on since I do not think six a week will have a finished quilt in time!!!!! Thank you so much for hosting :o)

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  4. Wow, so much talent out there! Very inspiring! Well done everyone!

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  5. I'm excited! I'm working on a special something, and I hope to be done in time to join in on the contest! Whoa, there are some seriously great prizes up for grabs.

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  6. Okay I really have to do something before the festival opens. Is there a size minimum? Will a mini do? I can`t tell you how much I love the Furrows quilt - the use of the different neutrals for the sashing, the quilting is to die for and the improv. use of prints. Gorgeous! Off to read your rules!

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  7. Oooh thank you so much for showing and liking my Disappearing Scraps quilt, this is so much fun! And what amazing prizes!

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  8. I was reading the rules and wasn't sure....does the quilt have to be completely finished to link up or just the quilt top? Just checking!! Thanks, these are fab prizes!

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    1. The quilt does NOT have to be backed/quilted/bound. The quilt top just needs to be complete. I'm going easy on you guys!

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  9. The prizes are amazing - I'd love to win any of them! Scraps Rule

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  10. Oooh, yummy prizes... err, okay, I got distracted there, sorry! I'll get on finishing a few things for the party...

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  11. ooh, some great prized up there! I haven't made much progress on my scraps quilt lately. My etsy shop is keeping me so super busy! I'm hoping to have a good sewing day on Friday. Of course by just typing that I most likely jinxed myself! ;)

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    1. Unjinxed!

      Do I have the power to do that? Let's pretend....

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  12. Hi, I love the scrap attack posts. i am a little confuused about how we can try and win the prizes. They are so exciting.

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    1. Sorry to be vague! To qualify to win a prize, you must share a photo of your finished quilt top(s) during the Festival of Scrappiness March 26-28. So, work on those quilts and have a photo ready. Bloggers and non-bloggers are welcome to enter!

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  13. These are all so beautiful. I wish I could sew. My aunt sews and quilts and has tried to teach me...maybe one day.

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  14. The pictures of scrappiness are wonderful! I love scrappy and I love white as contrast. The prizes are awesome!

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  15. I have been using scraps like crazy for the Curves class do these count?

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    1. Sure, any scrappy quilt, made in Curves Class or otherwise. =)

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  16. Love to see all those scrappy quilts!
    Mine is made out of about 2150 batikscraps, size 60x80"
    Sew as a Mystery, lot of work, but I love it ☺
    Bente
    I like to QuiltBlog

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  17. Oh, I have to keep up and finish my quilt! Love all the great prices! I love your QAL cause I used up so old scraps I kept for years! Now I have room for new beautiful fabric! Thanks to you!

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    1. You've been a champ scrap quilter, Floh! So many beautiful works.

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  18. Do you have to submit it to the linky party? Or will it be auto submitted if you've put it in the flickr group already?

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    1. You do have to submit it to the link party. There are multiple pictures of many scrap quilts in the flickr pool, so I could not count those as submissions.

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