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modern crosses quilt

A much-deserved house-warming gift for my parents:

{Made entirely from fabrics--new, vintage, and thrifted--in my stash (so proud!), using the pattern featured on the cover of the excellent Modern Log Cabin Quilting by Susan Beal. A few more photos of my quilt can be seen on the Triangle Modern Quilt Guild's Flickr page, here and here.}
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scrap swap: what i received

Using her scraps and mine, Katie made me this amazing patchwork tote bag for our recent swap:

{Here's Katie's post about our swap and here's what I made for Katie.}
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scrap swap: what i sent

Katie and I recently sent each other boxes filled with our fabric scraps, and this is what resulted:

{A pair of quilted place mats made using Katie's scraps, my scraps, and linen from Ikea.}

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patchwork napkins

Lately, I've been buying a lot of fabric--too much fabric. I blame this on my day job. At a fabric store. So in an effort to keep my scrap bucket from overflowing, I've been looking for quick and easy stash-busting projects. I quickly found that Film in the Fridge's patchwork napkin tutorial fit the bill, and I whipped up four new napkins.
The tops of all four napkins--prints and solids--are pulled entirely from my scrap bucket. The patchwork stripes are a mix of designer, Japanese, vintage, and shirting fabrics. 
The napkin backs are made up of fabrics from my main stash, including fat quarters from Purl Soho and CityCraft that I've been hoarding. 
I loved working with fabrics I had on hand, and definitely felt a sense of accomplishment when I saw that my scrap bucket had emptied out a bit. Know of any other good stash-busting projects? Feel free to share them in the comments!
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