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WIP Wednesday: Scrap-Happy

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Happy Wednesday! Here’s what’s happening in my studio this week:

Lately I’ve been itching to make a something extra-crazy-scrappy, so I’ve started sorting through my scraps. I’m running out of room in the scrap bins, so I need to use up as many of these as possible! I had considered an Irish Chain, but now I’m thinking about something that will give more real estate to the scraps. Maybe just a simple postage stamp quilt? Hmmm.

Still working on the kaleidoscopes. Oh, yes. Still. : )

And I got my hands on this book
recently, so I’m excited to try my hand at some upholstery! Upholstery: A whole new use for fabric. I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to try it! In fact, my dining room chairs are in desperate need of a little attention, so a full review of this fun book will be forthcoming.

So who’s bringing us today’s WIP Wednesday? Yes, it’s Canton Village Quilt Works!

Jackie of Canton Village is thrilled to announce that her first book is coming out in September! “Splash of Color” is all about combining rainbow colors with black and white for some really eye-catching quilts. Splash of Color is available for pre-order right now.

GIVEAWAY: To celebrate, Canton Village is offering a $25 gift certificate! Thank you, Jackie!

To enter the giveaway, do any or all of the following (each one gets you one chance to win):
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2. Post a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #wipwednesday
3. Link up your own WIP Wednesday blog post or Instagram photo below

COUPON CODE: And you don’t have to wait for that gift certificate—Canton Village is also offering my readers 10% off any purchase! Use code 10freshpieced at checkout.

Okay, what are you working on? Let’s see it!

LINK-UP RULES:

1. Link up any blog post or Instagram photo from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. To link an Instagram photo, click the “Add Your Link” button below, then click on the Instagram icon at the bottom of the screen that pops up. You should then be able to select any of your recent Instagram photos. Where it says “Link,” use the URL of your Instagram feed (for example, my URL is www.instagram.com/freshlypieced). Please hashtag your IG post #wipwednesday.
3. If you are linking to a blog post, please link back here to my blog somewhere in your post.

4. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links, either IG or blog—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!

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  1. Brenda
    Brenda says:

    Your blocks are great! Sorting scraps, ironing scraps, folding scraps and cutting scraps is not always a pleasant process. But once I start on the project and start seeing it all come together, makes it all worthwhile! Scrap Quilts are exciting and unique, they are a pleasure to create. Have a great day!

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  2. Anita
    Anita says:

    Upholstery is fun! I have fabric on the way to me from Fabric Spark to recover my dining chairs with Cotton + Steel "Scattered" linen canvas.

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  3. Kelly O.
    Kelly O. says:

    I too have desired something scrappy as of late so I have begun a scrap vortex quilt with Amanda Jean Nyberg. I'm not nearly there yet but am enjoying the improv process.

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  4. Kath
    Kath says:

    Love, love, love the cover quilt on Jackie's new book. I can't hardly wait to get a look inside to see what else she has to share. And upholstery? Really? I've watched it done by several other people but never had the urge to try myself – look forward to your review and reveal. ktsquiltdreams (at)gmail (dot)com

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  5. Beth
    Beth says:

    Just seeing how organized your scraps are makes me want to dump my huge basket out and start making piles of color. But then…what to do with them? That's where I always get stumped. Until I know the next step, everything is swirled together, leaving me with scrap-organization-admiration. (Sounds better than envy.)

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  6. Kathy L Billings
    Kathy L Billings says:

    You are an inspiration. While cleaning out my garage I found 3 boxes of scrapes I had packed away from our last move (that was 11 years ago). I've been sorting then by color. It's an over whelming job.

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  7. Becky Forbes
    Becky Forbes says:

    I recently was given a BIG BAG of scrap fabrics from my Mom that she has been accumulating since I was born from things she has made. I've been looking for the right quilt/quilts to make with these treasured remnants:-)

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  8. terrieannie
    terrieannie says:

    Zen Chic lines just get better and better…which is amazing because every line has been so AWEsome! I'm newly retired and thus on a self imposed fabric budget, but this is one line worthy of my limited funds!

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