Wednesday, October 31, 2012

WIP Wednesday Scrappy Stash & Bee Blocks

In the nick of time, I got my bee blocks done yesterday.


A wonky star preferably not on a white or gray background.  I just love this block.  It reminds me of Easter.


A bright and colorful wonky log cabin block.


And two raw-edge applique circle blocks. 

When I saw the “Scrappy Stash QAL ” at Ellison Lane Quilts, I knew I had to join. There are lots of great QALs out there that I am trying my best to do (Tula Pink, Bee in my Bonnet’s Row Along, and Tracey Jay’s Treasure Boxes for Charity). Log cabin is my favorite block, and as witnessed here by quilt-cat Oreo, my scraps are out of control.


With school cancelled for two days due to the big storm, I had the kids help me organize my scraps by color so I could get started on the blocks. I have so many scraps it is unbelievable. They were all squished down in the big basket, but once we pulled them out, it was like there was 3x the fabric!

The best part about this project is that I will get my scraps organized by color, and I’m only using scraps for the quilt top so hopefully I will get rid of a lot of those scraps. I was able to come up with enough scraps to make all the colors of the rainbow without having to cut up any other fabric. So far I have 5 blocks done, so I think I need 25 more to be in the running for prizes. Are you doing the Scrappy Stash QAL?

Linking up to WIP Wednesday.

Have a great day!


  1. Love that wonky star! Have fun with the scrappy stash project. Hope it actually makes the scrap pile smaller - seems like the piles just grow and never actually shrink.

  2. wow, Jamie!!! That's a lot of scraps, I'm sure you'll be able to make a gorgeous quilt.

  3. First I hope that you are not affected by the big storm besides the extra school holiday!

    Your pile of scraps is impressive! So many possibilities!

  4. I love the wonky star block! Those scraps are very impressive by the way... wow that is a lot of fabric!

  5. It is great to have little helpers around :) From the looks of it you are in scrap heaven! I have not joined the Scrappy Stash QAL,too many other projects going on right now.

    I love all of your blocks :)

  6. Great blocks and holy scraps!! That's a lot of fabric :) If I had that many I'd join in too :)


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