Happy September 15th! It’s a great day on my blog … time for another guest blogger for the Scrap Quilt Challenge! Today we get to meet one of my most favorite people – Pat Sloan! You can find her on Facebook and Instagram too! I met Pat Sloan at the 2015 Spring Market … I just had to do a #selfie with her! Before we see what scrappy block she wants to share with you … let’s see what she had to say to my interview questions! K: Why do enjoy using fabric scraps for quilting? P: There are always favorite fabrics, ones I can’t bear they will eventually be gone. Keeping precious small squares to use in a future scrap project makes me very happy! ~ K: Do you have a secret or tip for storing your scraps? P: I have a very small home, and very small studio area in this very small home. And I design mostly with my own fabric lines and new lines. This means I have to be very smart and selective on what scraps I store. I experimented and found that for right now, I just keep 2.5” squares. I store them by color in clear plastic shoeboxes. And I keep those very near by so that it’s EASY to put the squares in them. ~ K: If someone where to have given you one tip for sewing/quilting when you first started – what do you wish they would have told you? P: I wish they had told me right away that I could applique by machine! ~ K: What’s your favorite color to use in your quilts? P: Red, red, deliciously red! K: If you have a picture and/or story of your favorite quilt you’ve made using scraps thus far … please attach and share. P: "My friendship group issued a challenge to use strips of my fabric. We called it the 4lb challenge because I gave everyone 4lbs of strips!” It’s so fun to see what folks did with all those scraps from Pat! ~ Thanks for that fun little interview Pat! Pat Sloan wanted me to share with you her fun little scrappy block that comes with a challenge in itself – her “Scrap Happy Courthouse Steps” block! I love it and it’s an absolutely perfect block for using your scraps up! You can go and see what I’m talking about by visiting her challenge page HERE. If you make a block or three of these be sure to link up below to share with everyone!
And don’t forget to link up your scrap quilt finishes per the challenge rules by November 3rd!