Scrapitude – Endlessly Some Progress

I didn’t sew on Scrapitude during the Black Friday sew-in, but I did cut. As you know, my original plan was to cut as needed. I wanted to see what would look good. Really, I wanted to exert some control over the process.

It was hard to move through the clues without having cut in advance. I don’t like to cut a lot at once, but I buckled down last Saturday and Sunday and spent a few hours cutting.

Scrapitude Background Squares
Scrapitude Background Squares


Scrapitude Background Stripes
Scrapitude Background Stripes


I was able to finish cutting the 2 7/8″ squares, the 2.5″x12.5″ strips (probably for sashing) and the 5.25″ squares. All of the above were from background and most of it I had to cut from yardage, though I did have some small enough pieces for the smaller cuts.

Scrapitude Foreground Squares
Scrapitude Foreground Squares

I also was able to finish cutting 2 7/8″ squares from foreground fabric. I rummaged again through my scraps to find large enough pieces that were cheerful enough.

Since I wasn’t limited to the dots on white, like I am for the background, find the right sizes was easier.

There are some really bright and loud looking pieces, but I think it will work out in the end.

I did pick and choose so I had a variety of colors. I think I was able to use all scraps for the foreground.

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Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

4 thoughts on “Scrapitude – Endlessly Some Progress”

  1. Thanks for posting the links for scrapitude. I don’t know if I will play along or not, but I do want to collect the instructions. After doing one mystery quilt, I decided that I really like to know what the end product will be before I make my decision.
    I love that top fabric in the pile of squares in the last photo.

    1. I am not sure why I thought about keeping the list, but I have found it to be useful in other series of posts. I am glad you are finding it helpful. I know what you mean about wanting to know the end result. I am trying to exert as much control as I can, but am still concerned about the outcome. I have to keep reminding myself that there is always more fabric. Stay tuned!

  2. I love your fabrics. I am glad I am not the only one that likes to have control. I did however try to trust the process with this mystery quilt. I keep second guessing myself.

    1. Thanks! I have a lot of dots and there is no reason to keep them for ‘good’. I might as well drag them out and enjoy them. I am also concerned about the outcome, but am hoping for the best. I keep reminding myself that there is always more fabric.

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