Scrap Basket Blocks

January 3, 2013

This is the latest Scrap Basket Block (#12 to be exact) from Lisa Bongean.  You can find it here. She has been posting these FREE patterns for blocks the last few years, challenging us to use our scraps.  The blocks measure 6.5".  Teeny tiny pieces!!!
Those are the smallest Flying Geese that I have made yet!!!! TEENY!!!
 And I love it! :-)  I have been taking 5 minutes here and there to piece and before I knew it, my block was done.  I swear it took me longer to find all the scraps to make it!  Block went together easy peasy!  Like I said, took me longer to find the scraps to use!!  I chose to press all my seams open on the back because there were so many. 
Doesn't look too bad considering all those seams.
I have a little helper.  Scooter is staying with us until the end of the month.  Kristin brought him home for Christmas and is leaving him here until the girls' birthday.
After Scooter made quilt salad.
He looks exhausted after all his hard work.  LOL!
I thought this was so sweet.  He was keeping his paw on my hand while I sewed. :-)  I do not have all 12 blocks done.  I made the first two blocks when Lisa posted them 3 years ago, but really struggled to find scraps.  Three years ago, when this started, I hardly had any scraps.  I thought I would wait a bit and accumulate some before I made more blocks.
These are the first 2 blocks.  A lot of Kansas Troubles fabric because that is what I had at the time.  I used Instant Antique Spray on these.  Instant Antique is available here.  This is what they looked like before I sprayed them. 
After.
You can tell they are not as bright/white.  A nice antique look to them.  I have not sprayed Block 12 yet.
I am not sure if I am going to.  I am still deciding.  :-)  I am off to tend to a sick child. :-(  My girls are still off school for Christmas Break.  Good that they are not missing school for illness.



23 comments:

  1. So tiny and perfect - love those sawtooth star blocks.

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  2. So beautiful. And I like the way your cat will help you ;-)
    Liebe Grüße Grit

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  3. I love these blocks. Never got in on this one but those tiny geese are amazing. Good job!

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  4. Those are beautiful blocks and I love the fabrics.

    Debbie

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  5. Love your blocks they look great. Hugs,xx.

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  6. Beautiful! I love how tiny they are.

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  7. Love the blocks and great colors too! Hope the girls are better soon! Happy New Year!

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  8. Always can use a helping paw or 2.
    Oh my word, they're teeny! They look so perfect!

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  9. Your Scrap Basket block is perfection - my kind & size of block. Beautiful.

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  10. Those blocks are just gorgeous! I love the antique spray. I hope your girls feel better soon - stay warm!

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  11. What a fun and little block. The link you listed isn't working- it goes to the word "here". LOL Sounds like a trick I would do.
    Happy New Year!

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  12. Those blocks are just BEAUTIFUL!

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  13. Oh your blocks are so pretty! I started it too, just this week!

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  14. I love tiny blocks! Those are adorable.

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  15. Those are so cute! I love the tiny stars.
    I hope she gets better soon!

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  16. Maybe you should give the cat some sewing lessons. Looks like there is some interest there.

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  17. A helping hand from Scooter, huh? That is so funny! Love your blocks & seams again!

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  18. They are so beautiful! I especially like the assistance you received from Scooter. I have two cats. One of them behaves just like Scooter and the other is content to be present with me in the room but not right next to me. He has his very own super comfy pillow on one of my sewing cabinets.

    Great, great job!

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  19. Now that takes patience, Linda! Each one looks perfect! Let me know if you ever need scraps - I have tons ;>) How nice to have your little helper, too!
    Cheers!

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  20. Love the blocks, like look like civil war blocks. Happy New Year. Susie x

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  21. Wonderful block! I will have to attempt this block on a day when I have my A-game on--wow those are tiny pieces. Love your quilt helper. Scooter is a pro.

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  22. Looks really great! Good job! I think the hardest thing about quilting with scraps (for me) is taking the time to dig through stuff and find stuff that goes together. So, I get that!

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