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Scrap Attack

The fourth of July in our area was a rainy day so I used it as an opportunity to work on a few fall projects.

Fall is my favorite season and orange/black is my favorite fall color combination. I focused my efforts on making projects using my scraps in orange and black.

I’m on a log cabin kick right now so I created a table runner.  My log cabin blocks finish at 8 inches; I cut the strips to size before sewing making it easy to chain piece each block. After completing a round I used my log cabin trim tool to square up each block. Once all of the blocks were finished I tried several layouts but liked this one best.

orange black log cabin

orange black log cabin

orange black log cabin backing

orange black log cabin backing

Last year I won a copy of the April/May 2017 edition of McCall’s Quick Quilts from one of my favorite pattern designers Abigail Dolinger. I used her pattern from the magazine “Travel Plans” to create these scrappy orange/black his and her place mats.

travel plans his

travel plans his

travel plans her

travel plans her

travel plans backing

travel plans backing

Another pattern “Charmville” also created by Aby is one of my all time favorites.  This time I used the pattern to create mug rugs for us.  Charmville was published in the February/March 2014 edition of McCall’s Quick Quilts.

Charmville mug rugs

Charmville mug rugs

Aby has lots of tutorials and great posts about ways to use your scraps.  You can find her at abyquilts.wordpress.com

Not bad for one day….still have lots more scraps!

Joining Linky Tuesday with Connie at Freemotion By The River.

Happy Sewing!

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36 thoughts on “Scrap Attack

  1. I don’t think we’ll ever run out of scraps-but we can always try!! I love your log cabin runner. Fall sewing is a favorite of mine also.

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  3. I love the table runner. Orange really isn’t my color but if I saw this in a craft shop I would definitely be drawn to it. And consider the purchase. It jumps off the page and demands to be viewed. Good job.

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  4. Oh how fun!! You’re all set for fall 🙂

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  5. Not bad at all, even for more than one day! I like how you swapped a black and orange block position in your log cabin layout. Those little cabins are cute as anything!

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  6. Good Morning!
    What great fabrics! I just love your log cabin table runner, and especially the layout you chose for the blocks. It’s adorable! Happy Wednesday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  7. Great use of scraps! So many fun ideas…

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  8. You really used those scraps well! I have to say, I liked each quilt, but those little house mug rugs are my favorites. So cute!

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  9. These are so cute! You are way ahead of the game to have your fall quilting decor ready to go! These are great projects for scraps…of which I have plenty!

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  10. That log cabin is stunning. Love the colors!

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  11. Love all of your scrap projects – you are all set fall/halloween !

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  12. Magical Mystical Mimi on said:

    I haven’t done a log cabin quilt in forever. I’d forgotten how cool they look. Thanks for the inspiration! Your work is wonderful! 😀

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  13. Hi Karla,
    I love your autumn/Hallowe’en runner and mats: they look terrific! I also change out my table decor regularly: drives my husband crazy too!

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  14. plstockwell on said:

    Fall is my favorite time as well. I love all your projects. Gets my brain thinking!

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  15. super cute! i like them all, how long does it take to make a mug rug? i never done it

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