I met Amanda Jean Nyberg at my very first Quilt Market ever. She was debuting her book, Sunday Morning Quilts (co-authored with Cheryl Arkison) and I was lucky enough to procure an autographed copy of my very own. So when Amanda Jean asked me to join the blog tour for her new book, No Scrap Left Behind (Stash Books/C & T Publishing, $26.95, hard copy; $18.99, e-book), I ignored my over-scheduled life and jumped at the chance. She shares her talent on her blog, Crazy Mom Quilts, and has a way of elevating the lowly scrap quilt to a level that makes me wish my scrap bin was overflowing. I knew there would be fun ahead!
The projects in this book range from gorgeous quilts…
to adorable pincushions…
…to simple projects like the one I chose to try today, note cards.
Because I am in full-blown Market prep with some super-secret project-making happening, I am using some delicious fabric from Moda designer Wenche Wolff Hatling. The Line is called Nordic Stitches and I chose it for a quilt I am making because my father’s family was from Bergen and Stavanger in Norway. The fabric spoke to my DNA!
So I have a basket of oddly shaped scraps that were sitting there staring at me. I honestly have been struggling with what to do? Do I save these small triangle shaped pieces, or toss them?
And then I made this adorable card with some of the red.
Now I think I am going to have to dig out all those lovely scraps and make holiday cards. They are simple to make and lots of fun! I would suggest this as a great projects for kids to make too.
This book is a great inspiration for making use of all those bits of leftover scraps. Filled with eye-candy quilts and projects, it is sure to get your fingers itching to stitch!
Now on to the good stuff!
Please leave a comment below about your scrap stash–is it big or small? Organized or a mess?–for a chance to win a copy of Amanda Jean’s book. (HINT: You can also go to each of the stops for more chances to win) If you are a winner and you live with in the US, you will receive a hard copy of the book. If you live outside the U.S., you will receive a digital copy of the book. We will choose a winner next Monday, May 8. Good Luck!