Friday, May 09, 2014

even more scrap projects

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I spent most of the day yesterday making little ticker tape coasters for the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild coaster swap. They were FUN to make and it was a good way to use up some tiny scraps. Each coaster is about 4" square.
I made a set of four for the swap...and a few extras, because I was experimenting with finishing methods. I'm happy to count these as scrap project # 69.
I made this cutie pie little pin cushion for a friend. (Pattern here.) I want to make about 100 more! I love the shape and size of it. It fits perfectly in front of the sewing machine. Genius!  I used scraps for this as well, so it's project #70. (Because I know someone will ask, I used crushed walnut shells to fill it.)
And....the last one for today, another crocheted rag rug. These things work up FAST, which is awesome! (Tutorial here.) I think it turned out even better than the first one. I LOVE it! It's scrap project #71.
Now it's your turn to link up. Thanks, as always, for joining me for finish it up Friday!

31 comments:

ChristaQuilts said...

So cute!!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Wow you get so much done! Love the hello kitty pincushion!

junacreationsuk.blogspot.co.uk said...

I love your rag rug, after I saw the last one I ordered myself a huge crochet hook and once the craft fair is out of the way tomorrow, I shall be straight onto it.

Valerie Reynolds said...

I love your scrap challenge! Those coasters are stinking cute!!!!

a maidenhair fern said...

Oh My word!!! What a genius pincushion. definitely on next week's to do list. thanks!

Kelly @ Sew With Kelly said...

I need new rugs for the kitchen and would love that scrappy look! Love your projects as always - Happy Mother's Day!

tink's mom said...

I made a long pin cushion for the front of my machine earlier this year. I still love it. Your coasters are great too.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

More great scrap projects! I love those rag rugs!

Jade Prosser said...

Gorgeous projects, as always. And now I want to make that adorable pincushion!

Pam said...

i want to make all three!! lovelovelove thanks for all the inspiration xo

Lorna McMahon said...

Thanks for sharing those coasters finished without binding. I am going to try that!

Gina said...

I always love all of your colorful projects!! I have a ticker tape project on my to do list and i really wish i could crochet!

Stephanie said...

I love these! Been wanting to do a ticker tape project for ages and this would be the perfect small thing to add to the list :)

SarahZ said...

Darling projects! I didn't finish anything this week, but I did have some playtime yesterday making some blocks sorta like your tree trunks(?name?)think I will make a "Crazy Mom Sampler"...these will go with some "slabs" I made awhile ago...who knows what I will "sample" next :) We'll see where the scraps take me!

Jessica Christensen said...

I am seriously so impressed with all of your scrap finishes. You are an inspiration, my friend. I have been actually SORTING my scraps, because they have been sitting in a (far too large) basket for a while now. That's progress. Right? I'll call it scrap project #1. ;)

Snowcatcher said...

That rag rug is awesome. Thanks for the inspiration!

Snowcatcher said...

That rag rug is awesome. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jehnny said...

That pin cushion is genius! I need one! And those coasters are cute!

~Kelie~ said...

I love your Ticker Tape coasters!!! I just recently made a couple Ticker Tape mug rugs and absolutely LOVE the way they turned out. I FMQ'd on top of them after they were all stitched down and absolutely loved the finished design! You are such an amazing source of inspiration for me! Thank you for doing what you do!

Rene' said...

Thanks for hosting another finish it up Friday! Happy to say I am participating this week. I love seeing your scrappy project count! The ticker tape coasters are genius!

Schulz Family said...

I love your comment about the pin cushion as when I was reading it my first thought was "I wonder what stuffing she used!!!" Thanks.. made me laugh

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Thanks for the link to the skinny pin cushion tutorial. I downloaded it!

hoptownracer1 said...

Love all of your scrap-busting projects! They are all Wonderful! Thank you for sharing them! Very motivating!

Mihaela said...

Your imagination has no limits!
Thank you for sharing such inspirational projects and Thank you for hosting another finish it up Friday!

Kimberly said...

Could you say more about the different finishing methods used for those 4" coasters sometime? What worked well and what didn't? I found binding something that size quite a challenge and wasn't altogether happy with the finished product.

Nemo said...

I love your scrap projects! So clever - and adorable!

Kitty said...

Ooooh! Ticker tape coasters--such a great idea. I've been wanting to try this method and coasters or place mats are the perfect starting point. I also love that pincushion. It strikes me as a perfect one to have next to my machine, for when I've just pinned a large project and have forgotten to bring my pincushion along with me.

margaret said...

certainly they must be tiny scraps in those mats it is hard to picture how small the pieces must be, very nice too

Suzanne said...

How awesome is that pin cushion? Working on a project today I realized I actually cannot have too many pin cushions! I only have two and neither one seems to be in the spot it should be when I need it. :-)

Inquiring minds would like to know where the rag rugs live. xo

Mary Burnette said...

I have been saving my scraps in strips to crochet one of your rag rugs. The 40 stitches you first chain on is the actual width of the rug. Can you tell me how these do in the washer? Do you have to take to a commercial washer or can you was them at home in a regular washing machine. I would actually like mine to be about 46" wide by 60 inch long. I love you blog! Mary mburnette912@bellsouth.net

Cindy Mizer said...

Love the Ticker Tape quilting. I made a pillow using this method-mine included scrap triangles as well as squares and rectangles and it is so fun! Love the hotpad idea!