Friday, June 3, 2016

::Full Scrappy:: for Patchwork from Scrap

Registration for Patchwork from Scrap opens in less than three weeks, on June 20th.  Now that my pregnancy and this class are all out in the open, I feel much better.  It irks me to keep secrets!  Too much filtering required!  And thanks so much for your congratulations.

Right now I'm working on a new project for the class and finding it so perfectly delightful! 

Rail Fence super scrappy!

Patchwork from Scraps is an online class that will roll out over 5 weeks on a private class blog.  Weeks three and four we'll be sewing small projects and quilts, respectively.  Each week will include 3 projects which pull from different types of scraps.  There should be one that suits your scraps, even if you have a limited supply.  My current make is a super scrappy rail fence quilt built from string scraps!

Rail Fence super scrappy!

It started rather modestly (and, yes, lotus quilt is patiently waiting its turn)...

Rail Fence super scrappy!

But has grown rapidly!  The construction plan for this quilt allows one to use versatile length strings.  However, when you use longer ones, it makes multiple blocks lickety split!

Rail Fence super scrappy!

I think I'm in love! 

In the instructions for every Patchwork from Scrap project I discuss fabric choices, including general guidelines to keep in mind or tips for recreating my look.  This class is targeted towards those who are new through intermediate quilters.  It starts from the ground up with good cutting habits, fabric organization, what scraps to keep vs. toss, how to work with fabrics you don't love and more such sewing "theory".

Buoys

As it happens, my rail fence quilt is the first "full scrappy" project I've made for Patchwork from Scrap, meaning it has a wild, scrappy look.  Today it reminds me of this image by Elle Caruthers, which inspired my Clashy Bright mosaic contest way back in 2013.

Scrap quilting is a lovely juxtaposition - color and pattern disorder, resourcefully reordered. 


26 comments:

  1. That looks fantastic! My scraps have gotten out of control, but every time Ilook at them, I have no inspiration at all, and end up closing the door on them in disgust. This is a great idea for working a variety of fabrics together. -Ruth

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    1. Thanks, Ruth! I think the class is a good solution for those who get so frustrated with scraps that they half want to throw them out or give them away! We spend some time working through organization and storage systems too. Sometimes that is the key to seeing the potential of scraps. They're such treasures!

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  2. I've managed to collect enough strings, that I'm thinking I probably have enough for a full on string-block quilt. I hadn't thought of using them for rail fence blocks though. Lovely chaos.

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  3. Oh how fun ! I will sign up on June 29th! Can't wait!!!

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  4. I am so inspired! I love this! I went through my grandma's fabric today and it was scraps of dresses she made for my mom. I am thrilled to make a quilt out of it! My grandma, mom, me, and Natalie are going to make it together! 4 generations working on loved fabric! I hope I can sign up for the class too!

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  5. I am very excited for your class. I have always loved scraps. My grandmother always kept every little bit of scraps there were and let me play with them. Those are favorite memories. I'm envious of all of your scraps and looking forward to your class.

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  6. Clashy Bright lovelyness :)
    Oh, this class is going to be so fun!

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  7. Congratulations you and your family are in my prayers! The colors are beautiful

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  8. I'm excited for this. Will there be a camp level?

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    1. Yes, there will be a camp level! The camp will be designed as before with a cap of 20 students and weekly live chats. I'm open to other suggestions for the camps as well.

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    2. Awesome! Thanks for the reply.

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  9. I love scrappy quilts! I think it's beautiful!

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  10. I have a lot of scraps. A Lot.
    :-D bunches. This looks really happy and strippy
    I hope you have a great week-end. On Sunday, we do have to travel an hour into Maryland by way of the Washington Beltway that surrounds the cesspool, but it is for a happy event. My dear nephew is having his Eagle Court of Honor. I just hope the storms stay away, or we will just wait the mayhem out at my sister.
    Happpy Weeek-end. ❤

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  11. Oh! This quilt is positively delicious!!!

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  12. This may sound a little crazy, but what time on June 20th will registration begin?

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    1. =) Usually it opens in the morning, Eastern time, probably around 9 am.

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  13. I am so looking forward to another of your classes but am overseas in July. Did I hear you mention the class will repeat in September? I love the camp version

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    1. Yes, I am planning to run it in July and then again in September, because I know some people have more time in the summer and some people have more time when school starts again. Would love to have you for camp again!

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  14. I love the scrappiness of this pattern!

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  15. Oooh! Two options! July and September? I'm not sure I can resist a camp option for one of your classes...

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  16. First of all congratulations on your pregnancy. I wish you and your family all the best. It really touched me to read this good news. I always try to catch up on posts once in a while and now I found out this news a bit late...An about this post: Beautiful photo's, especially the last two. I will be reading things through about the classes, see if I can understand how it works.
    Groetjes
    Annemieke

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