Thursday, November 19, 2015

Scrap Happy

 Hello. My name is Whitney. And I'm a fabric hoarder.

 I live in a tiny home, which means I don't have a lot of stuff. 
In order to keep my house from becoming cluttered I'm constantly removing items from the house and throwing things out. It's easy for me to throw out a pair of shoes I never wear or toss out toys my kids rarely play with. But when it comes to fabric-I'm a hoarder. 
If you look at my sewing desk any given day it's normally a mess with piles of fabric and scraps. 
As much as I should throw most of the scraps away, I don't. I can't. 
I must save them...just in case.

And I'm SO glad I've been saving them because 
I finally put my scraps to good use and turned them into a quilt!! 

 As you know, we are going on vacation to Florida in a few weeks and it will be our very first family vacation! Woot woot!
And no wonder it's our first because-wow-vacations are expensive. It doesn't help that we decided to take the kids to DisneyWorld (tickets are how much?!!).
But it will be totally worth it...right?
Anyways, so every extra penny we have right now is being put towards vacation. Which means, no money in my fabric budget. As sad as that makes me, it's been good for me to get creative and use what I have.
 With my scraps I decided to make a scrappy Log Cabin quilt using the quilt-as-you-go method (qayg).
I loved the process!
It was so awesome to piece and quilt my blocks at the same time! 
 I used the pattern of a Log Cabin block but they are perfectly symmetrical because I used different widths and such since I was using up scraps.
I absolutely love how it turned out!! 
Scrap quilts are my absolute favorite!!!
They have so much character.
 And get this, I even had enough fabric in my stash to cover the entire quilt as backing!! Score!
And as much as I wanted to do my typical striped binding, I'm stuck to my initial goal of not spending more money and even used my scraps for binding! 
Pretty neat, eh?! I wish I could get a better picture of the binding but it's tricky. 
I'd love to say this used up my entire scrap bin, but that would be a lie. It's still completely full.
Perhaps I'll be making another scrappy quilt in the future! 

Thanks for stopping by!