Yesterday was the first Scrap-Along Club at Suppose, and we are so ready for more. We love seeing quilters around the world working on the same projects at the same time and posting their photos, like with the x plus along and the scrappy trip-along, and we wanted bring our local quilting friends together for in-person sew-alongs of a similar spirit. Combine that with a love for scrappy quilts and an ever growing pile of scraps, and there you have the Scrap-Along Club. The idea is that each month we’ll get together and sew on a new quilt using scraps, with a pattern and demos provided by the shop. Demos like my point-matching techniques… go ahead and zoom in on that photo–I’m pretty proud of those points!
This month we’re working with simple equilateral triangles sorted into lights and darks. For mine, I pulled fabrics with colors that reminded me of Runts candy. Fabric always makes me think of candy but I had yet to make a candy inspired quilt. I decided to use yardage for my background, but you could easily use scraps if the lights contrast enough with the darks.
We cut our triangles with the AccuQuilt, which I love because it takes about 5 minutes and then I can get to the sewing already! What I love about this project is that you can make any size, just add more triangles and rows until you’re out of scraps. Our triangles happen to be 4-5/8″, but any size would work, and a 60 degree ruler could accommodate a lot of sizes.
We had too much fun cutting up our scrap stashes into triangles that I forgot to take photos. Eventually I did capture our dear Adrienne as she started on her triangles.
Evelyn will be leading our Scrap-along in April with this block using Quiltville’s method for Mountain Majesties. It looks tricky, but it’s just made from half-square triangles, and those are points you don’t have to worry about matching!If you’re local, mark your calendar for April 13 for the next Scrap-along meeting. Oh, and it’s not a club you have to “join,” anyone can come any month. And if not, join us in making these scrappy projects anyway and post links to your photos!