Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Scraptastic Tuesday - rainbow crumbs


I'm linking up with Nicky and Leanne for Scraptastic Tuesday this week because at last I've got a scrap project to talk about!



I haven't mentioned my scrappy crumb blocks for a while, but I did tell you all about them quite some time ago.  These are little 5" scrappy charm squares which I've been stitching up over the past few years on the tail end of other projects and leaving aside for some future purpose.  These are mostly either less than 2" wide or 2" square and making up the little squares as I go along helps to control my small scraps basket.



In my current programme of clearing out and condensing all of my sewing supplies, I thought now seemed like a good time to use the little squares in a project.  So after a quick layout and whipping up a few extra blocks to fill some of the gaps, this is my rainbow crumbs quilt.  (I took the picture in horrible glaring nightime light - sorry.)



Getting them all stacked and labelled ready for stitching together was progress in clearing the two little storage boxes in the top pic - so that's a success for condensing, right?



And now, I have a small colourful rainbow flimsy with what feels like a thousand seams awaiting quilting.




Interestingly, this little quilt top got the greatest response any of my IG pics have generated to date.   Who'd have thought that a wee quilt top full of scrappy leftovers would be so very popular?  Seems everybody loves a rainbow and scraps!


19 comments:

  1. Your scrappy quilt top looks like stained glass - beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lovely! I agree, nothing better than a scrapy rainbow.

    ReplyDelete
  3. wonderful inspiration, I too am working on a scrappy slab rainbow quilt. My blocks are 12.5 as I tend to donate those super small bits to a friend who does applique and stuffs old pillowcases for dog beds at the SPCA......nothing goes to waste!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh, yes! Everyone does love a rainbow! Great use of your crumbs!

    ReplyDelete
  5. It's sew sweet!! It's just so fun to make something with tiny scraps.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love it...and want to make one of my own!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love your rainbow scrap flimsy! You did an outstanding job with materials with which most folks wouldn't bother! Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Helen and I are both keen to make our own! I love it Sarah - it is a beauty!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh yes and thanks for linking up with us at #scraptastictuesday

    ReplyDelete
  10. Scraps & Rainbows? Always a winning combo! Jxo

    ReplyDelete
  11. Now that's worth saving scraps for!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Yummy! I love some pretty color order projects. Yours is fab!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh, how pretty! An clever and inspiring way to use scraps. Fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Looks great! Each block is different and interesting!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Looks great! Each block is different and interesting!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love it too. I think that it is such a nice rainbow and such a great way to use the scraps!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Having the sun shining through it turns an amazing quilt top into a stunning picture :0)

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I do try to respond to every comment, but forgive me if occasionally time does not permit.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...