Monday, October 29, 2012

Pink Chalk Scrap Challenger Victories!

Happy Monday to all!

Today I get to have some fun showing off the creations made by our Pink Chalk Scrap Challengers.  These girls didn't mess around!  The original challenge prompted each to work with the 8 fabrics included in Pink Chalk's Blue Moon scrap bundle.   They could add one other fabric and trims as desired and they had a little over a week for the making.

A little pressure, perhaps?  Well, yes.  And at a time of year that is dangerously close to the holiday season!  I'm glad to report that each rose to the challenge beautifully.  Come see...

Caitlin at Salty Oat made a very stylish set of napkins.   Some lucky new couple is going to totally dig this wedding gift.  She placed each scrappy fabric randomly in a row of chevrons, sewn up with half square triangles.  All that negative space looks so very modern.  This would be a great way to show off any scraps, really.  Check out her post for close-ups!

Jenn of All Trades took the same scrappy bundle and made a funky feather pillow, no doubt inspired by Anna Maria Horner's Feather Bed Quilt.  (Can someone please assign those feathers for a bee block?  I so want to give them a go.)  Now Jenn faced some bad luck, which just goes to show that scrappy challenges aren't all grins and giggles, but she muscled through.  Pop on buy her post for all the gory details.  And, Jenn, I honest-to-goodness do love your pillow!

feather pillow. kinda.

I can't get enough of this creation by Robin at Not Ever Sewing who's been sewing for a few months.  I mean, really?  Seriously?  I don't know where to start with this adorable lion-boy doll.  I guess if I had to pick one thing, it'd be that hair. Can a fabric be more perfect?  You'll want to visit to see all the adorable details and the story behind her lion-boy (who reportable is roaring around the house this morning with joy)!  Get a load of how she found a happy home for each print in our bundle.  Well done, Robin!

Last but not least, we have a very practical sew-up by Jess at Stitched in Thyme.  Jess set out to brighten up a "bla" laundry room with a new curtain.  Jess was also channeling chevrons, but she set them in a free-flowing arrangement that creates lots of movement.  Go to Stitched in Thyme to see the curtain in her laundry room.  We wish Jess sweet quilty dreams as she folds her laundry!

scrap challenge

A great big thanks to all challengers for inspiring us with your creativity!  It's incredible to see all that can be done with a handful of scraps.

new Scrap Challenge!

And, of course, thanks to Pink Chalk Fabrics for composing the scrap bundle and sharing it with us!  If you haven't had a chance to, you can still grab a Blue Moon bundle for a mere $7 at Pink Chalk.

Psst.... they have a great embroidery floss set too.  Such a gorgeous spectrum of colors!

Look out for another scrap challenge in a few months.  Meanwhile, I do believe some holiday sewing is in order?  I had best finish my purse and a few quilts in my queue so that I can start working on something for Christmas!


  1. I LOVE what everyone made!!! I think the best part about these scrap challenges is seeing everyone's creativity. :D

  2. This was so much fun! I love what everyone did, such creativity and everyone's projects came out so different for using the same fabrics. Robin has some serious talent for only sewing a few months - that doll is adorable!

  3. Those are all so great! I love the boy doll. to recreate for my little boy who loves elephants? :)

  4. What great projects! All of them are so inspiring. I've got scraps all over the place, and now I have some new ideas.

  5. What a lovely line up of finishes!

  6. LOVE! Such creativity and everything makes the fabric POP so much. It is so hard to find real modern inspiration some days - I just grabbed a 'christmas projects quilt' magazine at the grocery store and was sorely disappointed in the antiquity of it all. THIS certainly gives me a lot of MODERN holiday ideas! Great work, ladies!

  7. This was a fun project, and I LOVE seeing what everyone else made. Thanks again for letting me play!!

  8. LOVE them!! What talent! Off to check off the challengers' blogs!

  9. All of those project are awesome! I'm tempted to buy one of those bundles myself ;-)


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