Thursday, November 18, 2010

Relaxing with Sew Scrappy

I saved the best for last.  Sew Scrappy is a Better Homes and Gardens publication, from the same company as American Patchwork & Quilting magazine.  If you've been looking for something to do with your scraps, you will find ideas here!

Star quilts are my favorites and I found two drool-worthy examples in this magazine.  The first is called Five-Star Tribute.  If you follow the directions, you end up with a twin-bed size quilt (but why follow directions...?).  This one is going on my to-do list, though maybe with a background color other than pink.

Then I saw Star Tracks.  Wow, another one for the to-do list!  Cream scraps, red scraps, and black scraps.  (In my photo all the black stars look the same but they are actually scrappy.)

Here's a bigger picture of the full quilt.  It is a lap size.  Of course, you could make it bigger or smaller.  The directions don't mention it but I've seen a special Hunter's Star ruler that I think might be a helpful tool for this project.

Then for something fun and different, I found Lots of Dots, designed by Gwen Sinclair. This is a small applique project that uses wool scraps.  Not that I have any, except for a small bit of orange left over from the carrot noses in Let It Snow.  But now I have an excuse to look for wool..

Lots of Dots would make a good gift too (for Christmas 2011).  Better get to work!

I'll be back later in the week with some progress on my actual projects.


  1. I think this magazine is worthy of a purchase. Loved all the pics. Great eye candy. Actually, you had me with the wool project. Love it. Thanks for the review!

  2. I love that pink star quilt too! its on my list to make Soon!
    Scrappy quilts are my favorite! I am going to remake the tumbler on the cover as a charm quilt I have been cutting and saving tumblers for a year now.
    thanks for the great review of this magazine, I look forward to the next issue!
    Kathie in NJ too!


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