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October 14, 2014

Scraptastic Tuesday!!!

Have y'all heard about this new linkup?  It's being hosted over at She Can Quilt and Mrs. Sew and Sow.  They have started sharing how they use their scraps and tips on scrap storage.  It's been fun watching and today is the first day of the new linkup!!!  Y'all have to check out these blogs.  They are a lot of fun with great ideas for using up those scraps.

Today, I wanted to share one of my scrap quilts.  I finished it and blogged about it here.  It's called the Scrap Jar Star. 

I love this quilt!  The tutorial was done up by A Little Bit Biased (now known as Gigi's Thimle).  The pattern uses your scrap 2" squares and calls for making half square triangles with 4-1/4" squares, however, I used my 3-1/2" strips and the Easy Angle Ruler.  If you've never used this ruler before, what you need to know is that it is great for scrap piecing.  If you want your HST's to measure 3-1/2", then you use a 3-1/2" strip.  Makes it much easier to figure sizes and use up the smaller strips.

I love the way the corner squares make up another design element when put side by side. 

That's my daughter, Cassidy, forced into child labor in helping mom photograph the quilts.  Couldn't resist adding that one in!!!  

Now y'all go on over and check out this new linkup party and show everyone what you're working on with those fabulous scraps!!!

Join us: 

Linking up with Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday too!

Fresh Poppy Design


  1. Thanks for the shout out about the linky and thanks too for joining in! I love that pattern and some day I will get around to making one! Love all those blues - did the child labour at least get to keep the quilt ??

  2. Wow that's absolutely fantasic and another proof that one should never ever throw those scraps away, they can be made into beautiful things! I love this quilt so much, it reminds me of sea glass!

  3. You have gorgeous scraps! Thanks for the tip about the Easy Angle Ruler.

  4. Beautiful quilt! I love that it is scrappy yet still has a color scheme.

  5. Your Scrap Jar Stars are gorgeous! I love the colors.

  6. That is a great quilt! Love your colors.

  7. I love this! I am making 16 patches with blue and cream scraps I might have to think about this patter. Love the second design it and your colors are fabulous!