Tuesday, February 08, 2011

scrap challenge, round 3

This mini quilt came all the way from England. Anne, who was my round 2 scrap challenge contestant, offered to play with my scraps in return. This is what she made for me. I LOVE it! It's currently hanging on my craft room wall and I smile every time I see it. Thank you, Anne!

That reminds me...

It's time to open up the scrap challenge for round 3!

Here's how the scrap challenge works. One selected reader will send me a small bag of scraps. I will use the scraps, plus additional fabrics of my choice, to make a mini quilt. The mini quilt will be sent back to the scrap sender. I absolutely love this challenge because it gives me a chance to play with fabrics that I may not choose on my own. If you would like to be entered in the draw, leave me a comment on this post. If you have any suggestions of what you would like to see, you can feel free to add them in the comment. I will chose the winner randomly this time.

You can read about how the scrap challenge series first started here.

The results of the first round are here.
And the results of the second round are here.

172 comments:

Jaclyn said...

Oh how fun! I have tons of scarps to use up and never get around to them. So many New! Exciting! fabrics all the time :)

Elaine said...

I would love to send some scraps your way!

Carol T said...

Anne made you a really cute quilt. Sorry, I really don't have many scraps.

Denise said...

I would love to send some scraps to you to see what you come up with this round! So fun to see!

Tanya said...

That would be so much fun! Count me in!

Jen said...

What a great idea. I would love to see how your would interpret some of my favorite fabrics. I love seeing the different things that people do with the same fabrics.

A.J. Dub. said...

I would be happy to send you some scraps. I only have a few tops under my belt but I certainly have scraps galore.
I have been reading about traditional quilters and how they used little pieces of fabric from clothing and other things and would love to see that come to life. I just got the go ahead myself to use a crib sheet that was my husband's as a baby to make a quilt with.

jess said...

Oh my gosh! That is wonderful! I'm such a copycat, I guess, because now I really want to make this!

CRN said...

I would love to send you scraps. Also would love to take this challenge on for my self, but have no friends that quilt. Perhaps round 4 could be a large swap? Not sure how to take that on, nor do I have the readers to organize one... but I would love to participate in one!

Natalie said...

I would love to be entered to swap scraps with you! I have been collecting ideas for scrap projects so you're in for a treat if I win!

notes of sincerity said...

Fun fun fun! :o)
I would love to send some scraps your way.
Stars are a favorite of mine, so if you would like to create something with stars that would be so cool! :o)

mommymonster said...

Oh! This sounds awesome! :) I have some scraps from the quilt I am making for my toddler that I would <3 to see in a mini quilt for his wall!

Maja said...

I got a bin full of scraps and would like to send you a handful;) Need new input. Now!

Amy said...

This would be awesome! I love using other people's scrap fabric!

Pam said...

I have been a big fan ever since using your zigzag tutorial last year....love all that you do and would absolutely love to send some of my scraps your way....Thanks!

Amy said...

I would love to send some scraps! How exciting! Thank you for offering to include us!

safieh said...

I would love to send some scraps, but I would also love to receive some and make something for you as well! (although it might be less of a challenge, since we seem to like similar things, ahem, white!)

Kelly said...

Amanda, you are too generous offering to use up my scraps AND make me a quilt!
Kelly

Lesley said...

What fun! Have bucket loads of scraps I could send your way.

Marisa said...

I'd love to send you some scraps! I am absolutely neurotic about saving the fabric, and with all the projects I have lined up I don't think I'll ever get to use them myself. I wouldn't mind a chance at the scrap quilt either! ;)

Rose said...

I don't want to send scraps...at least not now. But this is such a great idea...and I love the minis shown both here and in the other two links.

Care said...

Oh boy, have I got SCRAPS. I would love to see what you could make with my happy little bits!

LeeAnn said...

I got one word for you: linen. I save all my scraps but I'm not really sure what to do with them.

stitchinpenny said...

It would be hard to pick scraps for you to work with to make a cohesive quilt. I have scraps, but they are very varied.

southernstar said...

I love these. Throw my name in the hat for this round. Boy, oh boy, do I have scraps!

Rebecca K said...

Love all the inspiration I get from your blog! Thank you so much for showing me the possibilities. I've been "good" lately, so my scraps are on the slim side, but I've got some.

Sarah said...

Ooooooh, if you're open to overseas entries I'd love to send you some scraps - I drool over your work every post!

Jessica said...

Please enter me! I have tons of scraps and i'd love to see what you'd do with them. I like mini-quilts that are a bit rectangular-- they look great on the wall hung vertically. I'd be happy to play with your scraps too :)
Fingers crossed~

Hannah said...

What a sweet idea!
It'd be cool to seee how other people pair the differnt fabrics =P

quiltchick1 said...

Yay! Fun giveaway! Pick me!

Kelly O. said...

OH THIS COULD BE NEAT!

Dawn N. said...

I would be thrilled if you made something with my scraps. :) Please enter me for a chance!

Lynne said...

I always question what to do with my scraps, but can never throw them away. This would be fun and give me ideas.

Elena said...

That sounds so fun! Thanks for the chance! :)

Purple Quilter Queen said...

What a fun little challenge. I'd love to scrap swap with you! Jenn

Bonnie said...

I would love to have you play with some of my scraps. I am trying to get my sewing room done and really need a piece of art to hang on the wall.

~Michelle~ said...

I would love the see what your interpretation of CURVY would be!

LaraTalena said...

Yea! Love scrap challenges!

tracylee said...

How fun! I am always trying to use up my scraps but still have lots of them, so I would be excited to share!

Tiffany said...

I have some really random scraps and would love to see what someone else would make out of them :)

Morgan said...

This is such a cool idea!! I keep meaning to make a quilt with my scraps, but I haven't quite got around to it yet... Someday!
I love the quilt in the photo, too!

Laura Jane said...

I would love to send you some scraps Amanda. I'm just starting out really (in comparison to all you amazing quilter ladies), but I have a fair few tops under my belt now and my scrap bin is rapidly multiplying! I hope you pick me :-)

Peggy said...

you definetely can have my scraps i have loads!!!! i keep everything bit of fabric just in case!

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

Of course I'd love for you to pick my scraps, though I have no idea what's in there right now...

Amiechan said...

Randomly is my chance. :lol:

mariebeers said...

I have lots and lots of scraps that could be sent your way. You'd have freedom to design anything you want.

Linda said...

hmm... something with circles could be interesting...

paintworklove said...

sounds fun, count me in. I have tons of scraps.

quiltilicious said...

I am over run with scraps and would gladly send you some.

rachelmp said...

Would you like the challenge of playing with scraps from a collector .. or hoarder in Australia?

Meg said...

I'd be honored to have you make something with my scraps!!

Nici said...

Count me in! I have lots of scraps, I try to keep the scraps from each project in big gallon ziplock bags. :o)

Kathy said...

What a wonderfully creative idea.

Lila Jo said...

What an adorable little scrap quilt!
nljames@mail.com

Joy of all Crafts said...

What an honor it would be to have you quilt with my scraps!! I can't believe how much you are able to quilt and blog! You're my inspiration!

elizabeth said...

I have scraps : )

Suzanne said...

Anne's quilt is adorable! I'd love to have the product of your thinking and my scraps. Maybe with some prairie points included?

Cathy said...

I love the idea of a scrap challenge. I would love to be considered.

Sherry said...

Adorable quilt. I have a tiny bit of scrapts - mostly wee play and the old farmers market line. I think a 20" cathedral block would be amazing. And i don't think you have done one yet - have you?

nicole said...

I just finished a quilt and have more scraps then i know what to do with. Would love an AJ.

-Nicole

Jen said...

I would LOVE to be entered! I've only recently started playing with fabrics, but I have plenty o' scraps, nonetheless!

Cara said...

I have lots of scraps, too and I've even cut some of them into strips thinking I'd make a quilt someday and then never do. You would be welcome to them!

Cara B. in Virginia

lindaroo said...

I love that you're having fun with this; it sure is fun for all of us!
I have scraps!

Laura said...

Sounds like fun! Would love to give it a go with you.

Needled Mom said...

I love it!!! It is so fresh looking!

I have scraps that I would love to have you do magic with.

Cindy Anderson said...

I have lots of scraps I could send you to make something with, that would be great.

missbossypants said...

I'd love to have someone else play with my scraps! It would be great to see what someone else would do with them!

Alaina said...

I would LOVE to let you play with my scraps. I dont have the guts to free-motion quilt yet, so I would love to have some cool free-motion quilting in mine :)

Carol said...

I would love to do this. You have so many comments, are you going to choose one person from the bunch? Also, would the person you choose be getting scraps from you as well and then each person makes a mini quilt?

Mandee Shaffer said...

I have tons and tons and tons of scraps! I have wanted to make a quilt from scraps of fabric from a play i costume designed! I would love to see what you could do with that!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Sounds like a fun challenge!

lucinda said...

i have lots of scraps to share!

claudey said...

I have lots of blue, green & aqua scraps to send you! :) I'd love a doll quilt for my daughter, or something to hang on my wall!

seaschell said...

This sounds like so much fun! I would love to send you my scraps!

The Mellos said...

I think I can rake up soem scaps for you! :) I've wanted to do a doll quilt for my daughter for a while, but you know how that story goes. :)

Andrea said...

This sounds fun! Count me in for the drawing. I can't believe how many people have commented already. Maybe you could host a swap-like scrap challenge and set people up with partners so everybody gets to participate. I know that's a lot of extra work but just an idea. Can't wait to see what you make next. I'm a new quilter and I'm always inspired whenever I read your blog. Thanks!

DeeRoo said...

Hahaha...if I get lucky for you to use my scraps I'm thinking.......you'll make a ticker tape!!!;)

tarabu said...

oh please please please take my scraps - I have a handful (okay, half a pound) of ridiculously bright scraps leftover for several projects, that I am out of ideas for. Although if you don't take them I may hack them down a bit more and make a ticker tape quilt.

Kim said...

How creative of you......you get to play with other folks scraps and enjoy the process of creating something new.......yeah its all about the joy of creating isn't?
Count me in....I love all of your quilts.
thanks for the chance to win!

Tina H. said...

Gosh, that sure is cute! Amanda Jean, I sure hope that you pick me--I would love to have anything that you make.
ttr3@earthlink.net

Lisa said...

Yay, you're doing it again! I've been trying to use up scraps (not just stash), and love your new idea for a quilt top per month! I'm attempting to do each of yours monthly if it works out; count me in for the scrap exchange, too! =)

Rachel said...

Oooh what fun! I'd love to have you play with my scraps ;) haha

Anonymous said...

I certainly have plenty of fabric scraps. I just keep saving and saving thinking about what those scraps might become some day. How many scraps to send, what size of the scraps?

dara said...

I would cherish a quilt made by you. To go along with your theme this year of using your scraps, I have started- last night I made my first independent rag quilt with fabric I have had cut out for 7 years. I don't even know what I am going to do with this quilt, but now this is an adorable quilt rather than a bunch of 4 inch squares taking up space without a purpose- thanks for your inspiration and consistency.
Dara

bernie said...

OMG! AmandaJean, I am a novice, and I mean NOVICE quilter. A while back our girl scout troop visited a senior apartment facility and a sweet lady asked me if I wanted some quilting fabric. Of course, I said yes. Free fabric? Who says no? Well, the fabric is "unique" and I can't see how I would turn it into anything pretty. If I win, hopefully you can help me. Thanks! I would like to see king-sized quilts too.

Diane said...

This the first challenge iI have ever entered and would flip to be chosen and have a quilt made by you!!!!

Thanks for all your great posts!

Olivia said...

You have taught me so much through this awesome blog of yours! I have a box of scraps waiting for you!

Kelly said...

would love to send you some scraps :)

Kelly

Lisa said...

Sounds fun! I have a pretty great scrap basket and am always will to share. Would love to see what you do with them

bethanndodd said...

Sounds like so much fun! I am suddenly worried that my scraps aren't good enough...lol. Oh, love your new mini quilt!!!

Nicole G said...

I'd love to send you some of my scraps. I love the idea that Anne made you a quilt with your scraps too. I'd be interested in doing that too.

I'm interested in seeing more solids quilts on your blog. I like what you have made so far.

Erin said...

I would love to send some. My mother in law and I have quite the stash of scraps(more my mom than me). I might even want to start this with our bee or something.

Cassondra Bailey-Harig said...

I'd love to send you some scraps!! :-)

Kelly Mainard said...

I Love this!!! A wonky scrap mini-quilt! Remniscent of the wonky tiny house quilt. Think I'll try this!!! Thanks!

Obsession With Online Tutorials said...

I would love to do this....I think I am up for the challenge....get ready...get set....

Thimbleanna said...

What would I like to see? Ummm, well, I'd REALLY love to see a new CrazyMom quilt on my king-sized bed LOL!

Ania said...

Today I organized my fabrics and I have so much of scrabs!

Lee said...

oh I am sure I can come up with a few scraps for you. what a great idea!

Sarah Craig said...

What a great idea! It would be wonderful to see what you could create with my scraps!

nat said...

What a cute quilt! I'd love to send you scraps and be able to make something with some of your's! Wonderful idea!

ktquilts said...

Ohhh, I would love for you to play with my scraps!!! Great idea!!

Blessings,

KT

Live a Colorful Life said...

I would love to send you some scraps--all orange!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Random? Put me in the draw Amanda!

jmnstars said...

I would love to join this swap. Thanks! :)

Janet said...

Please count me in!!!

Brooke said...

Love, love, love that you do this. It is too much fun. I've got my fingers and toes crossed on this one. My scraps just love to travel. :-)

Creative Mom said...

Love the quilt!
I have scraps so many scraps. It started with the ticker tape quilts so I have been hoarding them and now they are threatening to take over. I would love to see what you would create.

Deb said...

Hello! I have so many scraps, even my scraps have scraps. So, yes, I would LOVE to send some to you and see what wonderous magic you could do with them!!

Caroline said...

That's so cute! I just refreshed my memory and looked at all of your mini-quilts. I think I might take on the challenge of a mini-quilt a month with my few scraps and donate them to the hospital in my area. Premie blankets are always in high demand, and families LOVE getting lovely (and made with love) quilts. I actually don't have many scraps because I'm generally pretty good at math and am not allowed to buy extra (starving student... Poo.). But with the extra that I do have a mini a month would keep me crafting for sanity and it would go to someone who needed it! Thanks for the idea! :D

Frieda said...

Oooooh, I hope you pick me. I have buckets of scraps It would be great to send you some.

Paul said...

I would love to pull a bag of scraps from my stash... Count me in, Maybe I'll get lucky.

Patchwork and Play said...

What a wonderful idea! Your quilts are wonderful so I couldn't possibly make any suggestions!

patricia s. said...

please, please take my scraps...that way i will have room to buy even more fabric to make into scraps! :)

Dawnfire said...

I'd love to send you some scraps too, all the way from Australia. I could try and send you some sunshine, but I don't think it would work.

I think your quilts are amazing, and I love your use of white. I'm the opposite however, and use black in the place of your white and I suppose I'd love to see you do something with black???

Take care AmandaJean,

Kyliejean aka Dawnfire :)
That is my real name and just for this one comment only I had to share it with you.

Jessica Christensen said...

I love Anne's quilt. It makes me think of confetti. I DO have a few scraps lying around here . . . somewhere . . .

patty a. said...

I have so many scraps I could send you some from the last 2 or 3 decades so you could make a vintage or period piece! Anne's quilt is great!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I really need to unload some scraps, my quilts are starting to look the same I have so many!
This sounds like a blast!

Becky said...

I would love to participate in your scrap challenge. I have oodles of scraps I could send you.

james and bess said...

once again, i'm offering you my polka dot scraps - who can resist?! :)!

bess :)

Margaret T. Zenk said...

Count me in! I have a gazillion scraps and would be so willing to part with some of them to fuel your creativity.

sewstylish said...

Oh Wow what fun. I would love to send some scraps your way and see what you come up with.

Valerie said...

I would love to have something made by you hanging on my sewing "room" wall! My scraps are pretty boring, though....I spent the month of December cutting 'em up into squares. *grin*

Emily said...

I think this is a fabulous idea. I would love to be a part of it!

Merete said...

This sounds so fun! I would love to send you some of my scraps :o)

Joelle said...

This is scraptastic!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I'll throw my name in the pot. sounds like fun!!

Katie said...

I've only just started saving scraps again as I wanted to make a tickertape quilt, but a scrap mini would be just as fabulous!

Terriaw said...

I adore that mini quilt Anne made for you! Makes me want to make more mini quilts to hang on the wall. I admire these scrap challenges you always do!

PolkaDotClassic said...

I will love to send you some of my scraps!!
Pick me , Pick me
<^..^ >

Renae said...

Does sound fun and intriguing.
Not sure I have anything you'd like, but maybe that is part of the challenge.

www.creativechicksatplay.blogspot.com

Caitlin T. said...

my scrap bin is bursting at the seams! i'd love to send some scraps your way. :)

p.s. i've been in the market for a new sewing machine, and i think i may have finally decided on a juki tl98q, thanks in part to your recommendation, so thanks!

Jeanne W. said...

I love this idea!!! I don't have TONS of scraps but still enough to make several mini quilts! Your blog is one of my favorite quilting blogs so I'm sure I would love whatever you made.

Tavia said...

Hi, I would love to send you some scraps! I only get one or two quilts done a year, but I have lots of fabric left overs!

Peris said...

You can have my scraps!!!! I am crossing my fingers!!!

Aimee said...

Such a cute mini!! Love it! And what a fun idea!

GloJoeSews said...

Yay! What fun!

tellad said...

Count me in! I have some scraps you can certainly have! Teri Dingler

Jen said...

It would be so awesome to have you make something out of my scraps!!

Janine said...

would love you to play with my scraps....fingers crossed

Cyndi said...

My scraps could develop into a king sized quilt if I knew what to do with them!! Can't seem to throw anything out and I'd love to send some your way.

Kristen said...

I wonder what you would do with some 30s feedsack repros? I would love to send some scraps to you.

nicole said...

Would LOVE it if I am selected!!

Leslie said...

i would love to be selected. this sounds like so much fun. i am sure that i have some scraps worth creating with in my bin

Kendra said...

I have some pretty ones begging to be made into a mini quilt!

Veronica said...

I love, love, your blog! I am challenging myself to sew and I really want to learn how to quilt! Your work is amazing!!! I have added you to my Blo Roll, I hope you don't mind :)
www.dearcraftdiary.blogspot.com

Kate said...

I think this challenge is great! I love the results of the first couple of rounds. I'm especially partial to the hand quilting on the liberty mini quilt. I'd love to send you a bag of scraps if picked!
akmajor (at) gmail (dot) com

Nathalie said...

this sounds like a lot of fun. Put my name in for the drawing. I would love to see what someone else can come up with my scraps.

Granny's Closet said...

I have a 55 gallon trash bag filled with scraps that I would love to give away for someone to use.

Christine said...

Oh, Oh, please pick me - randomly of course! I have lots of scraps that I could send. Small ones, big ones, medium ones. I could think of all sorts of idea for you, but I'm sure your ideas are better.

Cori said...

Ooh, I LOVE this idea. Pick me! :) And if you don't, I might try something similar with my own scraps--seems like a good creative exercise!

pam said...

What a fun thing to do! Especially for someone like me...who doesn't quilt and LOVES quilts. I really have no idea how I found your site. I must continue looking around.

sarah, rsm said...

i would love ANYTHING you did with my scraps - or anyone else's for that matter!!

Deanna said...

Fun idea. Throw my name in the hat, please. I could come up with some scraps *somewhere*

weathergrl said...

I am finishing 2 quilts for families that lost their boys last year. Both boys were born the same month & year as my daughter and their mom is part of a "playgroup" board. We've been together for over 10 years now. Loosing 2 of our "babies" within 6 weeks was a huge blow for all of us. We decided to make a quilt for each family and I made a lot of the blocks and have lost of extra scraps. I would love to see anything made with these scraps to have as a happy memory of these boys.

Ladybug said...

I love this idea. I always use lots of bright colors for dramatic final results but lately I have been seeing more and more quilts I admire which prominently feature white. It would be great to see someone else use my bold colors in a way I wouldn't have thought of.

familylove said...

This sounds like so much fun. I have so many scraps and there is never a scrap too small to be made into a quilt.

familylove said...

Love the mini scrap quilt. What a neat idea. I love the thought of using pieces that are just too good to throw away and having it turn into something beautiful.

Sooz said...

"scraps" doesn't even begin to describe what I have tubs of.

I would be honored and thrilled to let you play with my scraps.

Best...

Dionne said...

I'm not sure you would like any of my scraps. I love your blog, and your quilts. Although i really do work with an entirely different pallet. I would love to see what you would make of my scraps!
Cheers,
Dionne

Holly said...

Wow....I would have soooo many scraps to choose from....But I love the idea of a mini scrap quilt! Thank-you for the chance to win one of your creations......

Debra said...

how gorgeous is this...thank you so much...i would love you to make something from my scraps...:)

Dütt un Datt said...

I'm in! :-)

Ellen said...

What fun! Count me in. My challenge is to make a quilt that looks like one of yours. It is on my to do list!

Sharon said...

How fun and creative! Love this idea!

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

I love this idea! I would love to participate by sending you some scraps for a mini! My new Sewing room needs some umph!!

quiltingbonnie said...

I would love to play. As always I have gads of scraps. So much can be done with them. Bonnie from FL

kitty crafter said...

what a fantastic idea! I always think I'm going to use for my scraps for something or other, but never do. I'd love to see them made into a wall quilt by another quilter!

dancingnic said...

Super scrappy idea. count me in!

Vera said...

Please count me in. Sounds like a cool idea to try!

Anna said...

I'd love to send you some scraps and get a beautiful quilt back! I't a great idea! :)

Holly B said...

How fun! I'd love to win!
Holly

qltmom9 said...

I've been working with a zillion dusty pink and lemon yellow pieces...like lemonade. It feels SO summery. Or, maybe my bits I collect that remind me of the sweetest ones from England's worn and washed collections. How to decide??????
I'd LOVE to have this decision to make.~

Lucy (in IN)