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Bloggers Quilt Festival – Scrap Dance

This week is the entry week for the Bloggers Quilt Festival sponsored by Amy’s Creative Side.  I decided to enter Scrap Dance this year in the Small Quilt Category.  It is just under the limit of total inches.  For those reading my blog for the first time, this is an original design that was my mystery quilt along for 2015.   The pattern is available on the sidebar.

Scrap Dance on bench

You can vote for your favorite quilts next week, and I hope you will vote for mine.  There are some wonderful prizes for participants, and I really need your votes.  Don’t worry, I’ll remind you when voting opens, LOL!!


Many thanks to Amy for hosting this fun event and blog hop.  There will be a ton of inspiration for everyone.  This week is the linkups for entries, you will all get to vote next week.





Whoop Whoop Friday

Crazy Mom Quilts



Quilting Donation Quilts

It was a productive time in the last 10 days, as I worked though the backlog of donation quilts I promised to do.  Having the longarm down for three weeks didn’t help.  Most of this is my own making, as I wanted to do several small quilts for the club’s donation to Mainstay and Open Arms, both local charities. I did another of the four patch quilt, and got it on the frame.

Donation Quilts at From My Carolina Home

I still had the Wrought Iron pantograph loaded up, and thought it would do fine for this little quilt. I like the way it overlaps the previous row. Thread was a variegated green Superior with Bottom Line in the bobbin. Warm and Natural batting.

Donation Quilts at From My Carolina Home

Sunday’s are made for hand sewing binding while watching football games.

Donation Quilts at From My Carolina Home

All done with this one.

Donation Quilts at From My Carolina Home

Then, I was asked to quilt a top for a fellow club member, Betty, who has had some health problems. Another member took her blocks and sewed them together with borders. She brought it to me, last week and I was thrilled to see it was Scrap Dance, the original!

Betty's Scrap Dance 1

I love the colors she used. There is a lot more blue than I generally like, but it really works here. I decided to put a swirl pantograph pattern on it to soften the sharper angles.

Betty's Scrap Dance 2

I did the quilting in a lighter ecru color thread, so the texture shows on the light borders. Thread is Essentials on the top, and Bottom Line in the bobbin. Batting was donated to us by the Warm Company, Warm and White.

Betty's Scrap Dance 5

A few minor puckers on the borders were pretty well flattened with some steam and judicious pressing.

Betty's Scrap Dance 3

Overall the quilt looks wonderful. Club member Sharon picked it up to bind it, and it will go to a local charity.  I didn’t have the heart to tell her about the mistake in the bottom row.  Do you like this pattern?  It is for sale in my Craftsy store, click HERE.

Betty's Scrap Dance 8

What are you working on this week?


UFO Busting at Colorways By Vicki

Show Off Saturday at Sew Can She

Main Crush Monday

Whoop Whoop


Scrap Dance Virtual Trunk Show and Giveaway Winner

Our Scrap Dance for 2015 is done, and here is the last update with the finishes posted on Flickr. Time for a virtual trunk show.  So many wonderful color combinations!  Thank  you to everyone that participated, posted progress pictures, and finishes!!

Scrap Dance on bench

Mary was one of the first to finish.

Finished the Scrap Dance quilt along. Decided to go with scrappy borders and scrappy binding.

Carol did this fantastic quilting on her Scrap Dance.

Carol's Scrap Dance mystery quilt.

Carol's Scrap Dance mystery quilt.

Carol's Scrap Dance mystery quilt.

Here’s Heidi’s wonderfully quilted too.

Scrap Dance Mystery QAL

scrap dancing in the sunshine

Once again, here are Susan’s lullaby quilts.

Dots, Hearts and Stars I

Dots, Hearts and Stars II finished, "fraternal twin" to the first baby quilt, from all the same scrap and background fabric. Different border, binding, backing and a few different quilting lines.

Here’s Shahan’s runner, …


and Wilma’s lullaby quilt.


I love the colors in Cathy’s quilt.

Scrap Dance Mystery Quilt 2015

Here’s Emily’s finish.

Scrap Dance Finished

I think this color combination from Edy is wonderful!!  Everyone knows how I love that autumn palette. Fabulous.

mystery quilt 2015

Brenda finished hers too, love the blue background.

New Quilt

If you would like to make a Scrap Dance quilt, the pattern is available in my Craftsy store.  And the Amazing Value Play will remain on sale until December 31.  It is 25% off the regular price of $10, and no coupon required.  The price has been changed on the listing to make it easier.

The extended deadline has now passed, and a winner has been chosen by random drawing. I put all the names of those with finished quilts shown on Flickr into a basket and picked one out. The winner is …..

Cathy DiGuiseppi!  Congratulations, and I sent you an email to get your address.

Thank you to all who participated in Scrap Dancing!  I am working on the next design now, and will start a new Scrap Dance 2 in January.  We’ll use the same Flickr group, so if you are already a member, nothing more to do but gather your scraps and get ready to have some fun!  If you want to join the fun, just log onto Flickr and ask to join the Scrap Dance group.



Scrap Dance Mystery – The Big Reveal!!

The Scrap Dance mystery for 2015 is now over.  If you like this pattern, it is available for sale at my Etsy store and my Craftsy store, just click on the links on the sidebar.  Thanks for visiting!  The new Scrap Dance Tango mystery for 2016 has started, just click on the category on the side bar to catch up.  It will run from January to June 2016.

Scrap Dance on bench


Scrap Dance Finish 2


Scrap Dance QAL



Scrap Dance Quilt Along – Mystery Quilt 2015

Post update 1/15/16

If you are just now finding this from another link, the mystery is now finished.  The pattern is now available for download in my Craftsy store, just click on the Craftsy link on the sidebar.

If you would like to quilt along with the 2016 Scrap Dance Mystery quilt along, Tango! click on this link – Scrap Dance Tango! to begin, and use the category on the sidebar to catch up with all the posts.

Scrap Dance on bench



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