Tuesday, January 10, 2012

An Invitation - 2012 Sew Scraps Along!

I'm thrilled to be able to welcome you to join in Jodi's 2012 Sew Scraps Along - please click on her button just to the left here! Thank you for choosing me to participate by selecting my Tutorial Dresden Plate, Jodi and it is a wonderful to see any newbies who drop in, thank you too! I'm happy to show you my scraps - well, partly my stash because I do tend to work with the smaller cuts of fabrics.

The Dresden Plate was made with Kaffe fabrics, just love his creations and now I am working on my current unnamed project using some gorgeous Keiko Goke fabrics and a few plains.

Here's a few more - I love whimsy too!


My kinda scraps put to use below!



I'm thinking, as Nanette of Freda's Hive has done previously (dam! I just cannot set up links at the moment! Please check Nanette's blog on my Sidebar!) I'll have a lovely Giveaway ending Sunday 15 January and let you know who's lucky next Tuesday the 17th. I do have lots of lovely reproduction fabrics - if these are the fabrics of your choice, please mention.

I'm flying on a wing and a prayer here - have not been known to be faint-hearted! - my intention is to make a nice, small wall hanging for a winner - if it isn't finished by close-off, it will be soon after and those dear Posties keep delivering. I love applique and also Kim McLean's gorgeous designs.

So looking forward to your visits to Jodi's Pleasant Home and to My Place too! I may post again on this subject soon to tie up any loose ends - to join in for the Givaways, please Comment on this post!

53 Lovely People said ...:

Monica said...

I always enjoy your projects and your use of color! Thank you for sharing your gift of quilting with me...and everyone else.

Margaret said...

Oh what beautiful eye candy! I am not quilting at the moment, so I'll just enjoy watching you and the others. But boy, it'll be fun to watch! And I love giveaways!

hueisei said...

It's such a wonderful gift if I'm the lucky winner!
Thank you! :)

Margie said...

I would rather sew with scraps than anything else. Have started the Dresden plate and it gets worked on off and on. Am loving that picture, second from the bottom. Is there a name for it? Thanks for letting me enter.

the running chicken quilting said...

Your blog is always so colourful and lovely! Very inspirational on a very grey cloudy UK winters day!

grannyanne said...

After working on Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay mystery quilt, my small bits of scraps are very much depleted. Thanks for a chance to win some more. I have made some placemats with the Dresden pattern and I put felt on the back. It washes up very easily.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I made your Dresden Plate and love it. Now I want to do your other blocks. I love them.

Janet said...

Your fabric choices look like they are right up my alley. I love colour too! And of course I love scraps...

Lizzie said...

As usual Lurline, all your fabric choices are lovely and I do love your Kaffe creations, such bursts of colour..
Lizzie
xxx

Cardygirl said...

Lovely colourful blocks Lurline! Love those fabrics.

Soggibottom said...

WoW :-) That is why I visit here :-) x x x

James-Linda said...

LOVELY CHOICES=LOVELY BLOCKS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

Rosa said...

Beautiful fabrics and blocks.I love scraps.

Brenda said...

Love the scrappy dresden tutorial. i can't wait to try it.

Carrie P. said...

I went to see the tutorial and it is such a smart idea. Thanks for sharing it.

Carol said...

I love the scrappy fabrics. I make most of my quilts that way and my absolute favorite is the 30's reproduction prints. Thanks for sharing the tutorial, can't wait to try it. quiltexas@gmail.com

Julie Fukuda said...

Wow, so many scrappy projects! I keep seeing things I want to try ... when I get something finished.

Carla said...

Your scraps are supercalafragilisticexpialadotious...awesome!

Kim said...

I love your dresden plate! I can't wait to make one! THank you for the inspiration!

Ann-Mari said...

Lots of lovely colours and inspiration.
Makes me long for spring and summer. Snow/rain is pouring down:o)

Julia said...

Congrats Lurline...
Such a lovely post fo beautiful happy blocks..
Hugs Julia ♥

Linda in NC said...

Wow - Keiko 's fabrics really knock my socks off though I love reproductions, too. I always enjoy seeing what projects you're working on; your color choices sing.

KaHolly said...

So many fun fabrics and projects!! Makes my head swim!

Penny from S.C. said...

Love the bright fabrices. I'm getting ready to start on one of Kim's patterns as well. Just have to decide on my background. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Reproductions are my favorite and so are small wall hangings. That's really all I get done myself anymore. Thanks for the chance to win. Just found your site and LOVE the tutorials. Sharon slozano5 at earthlink dot net

Shelley said...

Beautiful scrap projects! What are the patterns for the two photos above the Kim McLean photo? LOVE all your bright (especially Kaffe) fabrics :)

Fabraholic said...

Love your Dresden plates! Clever of you to make your own ruler. Hope some one will soon sell one like yours.

Kerry said...

I love coming over to have a look at your blog, always so colourful. Thanks for the very generous give-away. Your Dresden plate tutorial is great- very informative and easy to understand.

Jo said...

Love your scrappy Dresden plate, and so nice of you to share your tutorial.

Nyla said...

I normally use repros but am loving the look of your blocks. I'm making a wall of small quilts and would love to include yours. Thanks for taking the time to offer such a nice giveaway!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Bright and beautiful fabrics are so fun to work with!

arlette said...

I just loooooooooooove scraps!!!!, they're so cool!!!. Love the quilts you showed us and please enter me in the drawing :), thank you for the chance

iluvmybugs said...

Your Dresden Plate is so pretty! Love your colorful fabrics!! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Jindi's Cottage said...

All gorgeous blocks...I'm a bit of a repro girl myself but I love the way you use the colourful contemporary fabrics to create a fresh look...I've seen those Dresdan Plate wedges, revisiting your so easy tutorial I think I may just have a go as I love the look of your Dresdan Plate...thanks for the tutorial and for the giveaway chance...

sharon said...

Wow you always make such gorgeous quilts! Love the bright scraps, they are so chearful.

Wendy said...

I love the dresden plate you made! So scrappy happy! Thank you for sharing all your blocks, they are just wonderful...thank you for the tutorial and the giveaway....

DaisyJulz said...

ooh I love your blog and would love the chance to win the wee quilt, and I'm sure I could find the perfect spot for it too. Keep up the great blogging.

Mistea said...

Scrap projects are lots of fun and yours are gorgeous. Love the bright colours and round is very good.
Enjoy

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I love scrappy and your plates are so fun! Thanks for the tutorial!

Kate said...

Hi Lurline - you are always a hive of activity - and such gorgeous use of colour!!!

Christine said...

Oh your giveaway looks so very yummy, would love to have something you made......
Hope you are feeling a little better and that you have a great 2012.
hugs
Christine

SoozeM said...

I adore your dresden plate, and your scraps look so pretty, I need to make more quilts so I have more scraps (as opposed to just large pieces of fabric I can't bear to cut LOL!).

Kathie said...

you know how much I love your work and oh your scraps are just beautiful...your fabric choices always make me smile on your quilts! I think I may just have to join this 2012 Sew Scrap along as this is the year for me to use what I have .....
and you know i love scrappy quilts !!!!
Happy and Healthy New year to you and your DH....let it be a year for you to find many hours in the sewing room happily quilting away.
Kathie

Deb said...

Lurline, your Dresden plate block is lovely. I can see that I am definitely going to have to try that. The different fabrics look fabulous. Must pop over to Jodie's blog and peruse.

Anonymous said...

I love scrap quilts and rarely make anything else! I think I'm bipolar when it comes to fabric choices -- I love both repros AND brights!

donnadumouchel at aol dot com

Fran said...

Scraps and vivid color and vintage patterns, you have a real gift that blesses us all with fabulous inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

Kim said...

Oh my Lurline you are up and running and look how busy and productive you have been!
Good for you! thanks for the chance to win your giveaway, what lovely things you have to share!
Scrapaholics unite!

Happy sewing

Heartsdesire said...

Scrap quilts are my favourite, and your photos prove how wonderful the blocks look when a lot of different fabrics are mixed together. My fabric preference is reproduction, but really, I love everything. I've been checking out Jodi's scrap along and once I finish a Christmas quilt that I promised myself I would finish this year, I'll be scraping along with everybody.

Soggibottom said...

Lurline :-) Every time I visit my heart and eye's fill with colour :-) X X X KEEP IT UP... cos, it's a bit grey over this side in January :-) X X X

Jo said...

I love your blog, which I have only just found. Making things from scraps just gives me a thrill, so at some point I am going to make your Dresden Plate block..it's stunning. Thanks for sharing.

the running chicken quilting said...

Your dresden plates are beautiful enough to eat off!! Lovely colours as usual.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Just got internet after the big move so praying I am not too late to enter your giveaway, Lurline! Gosh, you make gorgeous goodies...
Big hugs
Jenny
xxxxx

Jeanne said...

Love all of your scrappy blocks, especially the dresden plate.