Saturday, May 23, 2020

Orange Scraps Box

This is my OMG for May and I'm pleased to say I got it done in plenty of time. I'll be linking this up at Elm Street Quilts at the end of the month. It is also one of the items on my Q2FAL list.
Orange is not very high up on my list of favourite colours, (sorry Anja) but omg do I love the way this box turned out! I had to wait yet again for the rain to stop (you can see the evidence in that photo) so I could get an outside photo. The early morning gentle sun was perfect to show off these scraps.



There are very ancient scraps and very new scraps all cobbled together to make this box. The little handles is a feature that Angela includes in her tutorial that I particularly love. Her tutorial is here.

As with all the other boxes, I quilted them on my Bernina, and I mainly made the slabs as leaders and enders while I sewed other projects.

I quilted this one with Aurifil 28 wt thread. Love the way it blends, yet is visible against all the tones and shades. On each of the four sides I quilted in a word: orange and synonyms for it. Can you spot 'orange' and 'peach' above, 'coral' below?


Here is coral again; 'apricot' is on the front. I quilted it with a lot of large pebbles, some double, some in a feather-style vine as you see below. O shapes seemed à propos!

I looked in my Sterilite drawer system for what I could use for lining and found this!
Something like 10-11 years ago I made a very dear friend a large bag for her school stuff. She was a teacher too. She loved horses and when I saw Laurel's new at the time line, I knew it was perfect. I didn't have enough left to make the entire lining, so I used another vintage orange from my favourite autumn quilt, Autumn Glory. The smallest of chunks now remain of both. I like that!

Rather few number of orange scraps, isn't there...


I did the bottom differently on this one, just by chance. I didn't realize I already had four slabs done when I'd started on a fifth. So... I figured hey, why don't I make the bottom a quilted slab as well? Then I wouldn't need to insert cardboard or thin foam.

I love it and I will be making my others like this too. The more scraps I can use up, the better.

I now have almost a rainbow of boxes!

For now they are sitting on my makeshift sewing desk. Eventually MacGyver is going to make me a shelf for them. I have four slabs done for a pink box, two for a white/creams box, and I desperately need to get going on a light, bright and dark blues box as the current plastic container overfloweth.

This sort of fits with the orange theme. I admire these bushes every year as I walk around the neighbourhood.

I put the photo in my Picture This app, and it tells me this is a Japanese Rose.  Isn't it gorgeous?

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25 comments:

  1. Love your rainbow of scrap baskets, Sandra! Those are looking just great!

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  2. Love it! And those Laurel Burch horses are to die for. I would not say that orange is my favorite color, but my scraps say differently.

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  3. Love your orange scrap bin. Vibrant colors

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  4. Love these boxes! I don’t have a great place for them, but I think about making some anyway! I made a quilt for a neighbor’s daughter when going off to college...2011 or so with those horses. Loved them.

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  5. Oh, orange! I love it. If I could figure out where to put these bins in my sewing room, I would make them. I need storage for my scraps and have been pondering a solution. Sooner or later I'll find one. In the meantime, when I come to visit, I'm playing in your orange scrap bin. Just sayin'!

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  6. I love all your boxes! I am not an 'orange' person either, and if you look through my stash, I doubt I could come up with even half of what you had in that basket. And greens - I am very low on greens. And browns. Grays? Not a lot of gray going on in my cupboard either. But boy is it bright when I open those doors, lol! That Japanese Rose is stunning! A sure sign of spring/summer.

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  7. I spotted the words peach and coral before you pointed them out, Sandra. The writing on your gorgeous Scrap Box is SEW cool!! By the way, I'm in love with that rainbow line-up photo. (I want to save that to show DH because, like MacGyver, he is fairly handy and I have a spot on my back-to-back sewing tables where a new shelf might work well. Thanks!)

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  8. Your growing rainbow of scrap baskets makes my heart so happy, Sandra!

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  9. I love your orange scrappy basket. Was playing with my oranges this week for a project and would have helped use your up! Those baskets are so nice lined up like that. You do excellent work! And that Japanese rose is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. I love your rainbow of scrappy baskets Sandra! Gorgeous quilting too!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  11. I love orange! Your happyscrappy box delights my eyeballs :)

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  12. Lovely & although I'm not a big fan of orange I do use it & usually like the way it looks. That little box is so cute & think I may have to make a few. Thanks for sharing the pattern. Is the Japanese rose a Kerria japonica? Take care, stay safe & hugs.

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  13. I love this, as orange has really grown on me the last few years—not for my own use, but for happy quilts to give away. Good to know that making the bottom with a slab works well. Your rainbow shel if going to be so cool, but with your love of blues, will that be three bins or just the one? 😄

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  14. OH I love your scrap box - orange is a useful colour to use from time to time - and it's made a lovely accessory! Your row of scrap bins looks great :-)

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  15. Love the scrap boxes all lined up! Orange is not a colour I have much of either.

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  16. Fun to see all your scrap boxes lined up together, that will be great to have a shelf to put them all up on:) I still have my box in use that you sent me, it's five years ago!!!

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  17. So fun to see your orange scrap basket this week! I finished a light green one and have started on my orange slabs this weekend! You have spurred me on. I like the handle on Angela’s baskets too! And they are simple to do!

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  18. Knife through the heart LOL You just don't know how great orange is...you should play with it more. ha ha ha ha All your baskets look great. Maybe someday I'll get my scraps organized. Maybe someday I'll get my room organize. Not holding my breathe for either. ha ha ha ha ha

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  19. Pretty scrappy basket, love this horses and the rick rack fabrics! Happy colors, you sewing table is a very plaisant place!
    Thank you for sharing on Patchwork & Quilts.

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  20. This is gorgeous and so practical too. I enjoy orange on pumpkins especially.

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  21. Love it! Your scrap boxes look so beautiful all lined up together :) I would be surprised if I have enough orange scraps to even make the panels. It's not a colour I use very often.

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  22. Sewing with scraps is so much fun! I love all your baskets together. If only I had more time... and energy.

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  23. Hi again! Oh, I just adore all of those scrap baskets lined up in a row. Love, love, LOVE them. The Japanese Rose is gorgeous, too. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  24. Love your rainbow scrap boxes! It has to feel nice to use up those bits and pieces in something that will collect the next set of bits and pieces.

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  25. Pretty. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

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