Scrap mania!

I’m taking my time and being very thorough with the sewing room set up.  Yesterday that meant a major scrap sort!


Pre Sort

And post sort!

Post Sort

I’m not great about using my little scraps but maybe if they are sorted by color I will? In any case, I have more than I’ll ever use and should give some to you. Comment with your two favorite colors and I’ll pick a couple of winners on Monday.  A scrap pack will then be on it’s way to you!  Good luck and happy weekend to you all!

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  • Jeni

    July 23, 2010 at 8:27 am |

    I just organized mine by color as well! 🙂 That’s so sweet of you to share!

    My two favorite colors right now are pink and turquoise!

  • Jennifer Singer

    July 23, 2010 at 8:27 am |

    Those greens and oranges are calling to me. Lovely scraps by the way!

  • janet

    July 23, 2010 at 8:29 am |

    SRCAPS!!! I <3 scraps! My favs are pink and green….but I also like orange and gray 🙂

  • Jules

    July 23, 2010 at 8:30 am |

    How lovely – I wish I was half as organized. As for colors, I am convinced that it doesn’t get better than pink and orange.

  • Alecia

    July 23, 2010 at 8:30 am |

    Aqua and green or Aqua and pink. Tough call!

  • mommymae

    July 23, 2010 at 8:32 am |

    i just moved, too & my sewing room is the last place to be put together. i like this idea for scraps since one huge bin is quite overwhelming.

    i’m loving green & yellow right now

  • Andrea_R

    July 23, 2010 at 8:34 am |

    The reds and browns are calling to me. 🙂

  • nikki

    July 23, 2010 at 8:34 am |

    I use lots of green and orange. They manage to work their way into almost all of my projects.

    Now that I’ve got such a great sewing space, I should really get my stash better organized. especially my scraps.

  • Jen

    July 23, 2010 at 8:34 am |

    organized scraps make me happy.
    I could totally use the purple. I’m about to make a purple quilt for a friends new baby and would love to add those to the back of it! and well the lime. Lime is my favorite right now.

  • Cindy

    July 23, 2010 at 8:36 am |

    Love your blog! I really like green and blue.

  • Linda

    July 23, 2010 at 8:36 am |

    I’m in a red and orange mood right now. Thanks for sharing!

  • SewLindaAnn

    July 23, 2010 at 8:36 am |

    I love playing with scraps, favorite colors right now are browns and blues.

  • CitricSugar

    July 23, 2010 at 8:37 am |

    Orange and blue – but I’m in love with scraps period!! Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  • Holly

    July 23, 2010 at 8:39 am |

    Does being organized make the same difference in your day as it does in mine? My favorite colors are brown and blue… they are both so calm and earthy to me. I am actually repainting my bedroom in those colors, and was thinking about making some items like pillows to coordinate. Have a great weekend!

  • Stephanie

    July 23, 2010 at 8:39 am |

    I would love the orange and green! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Michele

    July 23, 2010 at 8:39 am |

    I love playing with scraps. Orange and green are today’s favorites, but I really haven’t ever met a color I didn’t like.

  • Nancy R

    July 23, 2010 at 8:40 am |

    Oh so organized! I would love some browns or grays

  • beth lehman

    July 23, 2010 at 8:40 am |

    I will be watching your sorting process for all my scraps – I always love greens and blues – although your pinks look fun, too!

  • Natalie

    July 23, 2010 at 8:41 am |

    Hey Alissa! I am totally loving purples and oranges right now. I don’t have much of either on my own but I think they would make a cool color combo for a spider web quilt.

    On a side note–if you would rather donate your scraps I am working on a project for the Tennessee flood victims that uses blocks of 1 color from every color in the rainbow. I would be happy to use any of the scraps you don’t want anymore for this project and credit you for donating the fabric!

  • Karen Davis

    July 23, 2010 at 8:41 am |

    oh me oh my… greens and blues please!

  • Betty

    July 23, 2010 at 8:44 am |

    Green and brown would be a pretty combination!

  • Sara

    July 23, 2010 at 8:44 am |

    ooh scraps! thank for your generosity. my favorite colors right now are blue and yellow.

  • Anna

    July 23, 2010 at 8:44 am |

    I’ve never thought to organize my scraps better… maybe I’d use them more? I am loving lime/avocado green with deep purples. Happy Sewing Room Organizing!

  • nichole

    July 23, 2010 at 8:47 am |

    green and blue! your scrap pile is admirable!

  • Tong

    July 23, 2010 at 8:48 am |

    Can’t wait to see what your new sewing space looks like! I desperately need to reorganize my sewing room and move it out of the guest room and into the empty sun room, and I need to get some shelving. I love purples and greys/blacks right now, thanks for sharing your wealth of scraps!

  • Leigh

    July 23, 2010 at 8:51 am |

    I love blue & green!!!!!

  • Melanie

    July 23, 2010 at 8:52 am |

    I’m envious of your sorted piles.

    My favorite colours are reds and blues.

  • Amy Hodge

    July 23, 2010 at 8:53 am |

    turquoise and green — good luck getting everything cleaned up!

  • Patice

    July 23, 2010 at 8:53 am |

    I’d love the opportunity to use some of your scraps to make a green and orange wonky star quilt for my daughter.

  • Stacy

    July 23, 2010 at 8:55 am |

    You are seriously motivated! I could use some of that energy! 🙂 I LOVE the oranges and blues!!!

  • Jenny

    July 23, 2010 at 8:55 am |

    orange and gray. can’t get enough of either at the moment!! i love your scrap baskets…they are great!!

  • Aleisha Rambusch

    July 23, 2010 at 8:56 am |

    I wish I was this organized with my scraps. One day I’ll get around to separating them by color so they are not all in a huge bag.

    My favorite colors are turquoise and red.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Jeanine

    July 23, 2010 at 9:03 am |

    My favorite color is blue but I would like to add more red and green to my stash since I tend to shy away from these colors when I shop. Thanks for your generous offer.

  • Amy

    July 23, 2010 at 9:03 am |

    Oh how fun! Hope you are feeling re-energized by your cleaning and sorting!!! How about blue and brown? Greens are also a favorite around here, if that works out better for you…

  • Megan

    July 23, 2010 at 9:05 am |

    green and yellow. 🙂 yay for scraps!

  • Cara

    July 23, 2010 at 9:06 am |

    I love scraps! I have so many projects in queue for them!! I’m sorely in need of purples and neutrals (black, grays, browns). (Love your blog, btw)

  • CW

    July 23, 2010 at 9:09 am |

    Love the pink and orange scraps. You’re so organized! Can’t wait to see the finished sewing room.

  • Char

    July 23, 2010 at 9:12 am |

    Oh my goodness, I’m a scrap quilter, I’d love to have them. My favorite colors are green and pink. I see you have some lovely greens!

  • Georgia

    July 23, 2010 at 9:13 am |

    I am in such a need for scraps, mine are almost gone! My two favorite colors are brown and purple, but I also love green. I guess it’s hard for me to narrow things down when it comes to color 🙂

  • Katie

    July 23, 2010 at 9:16 am |

    I def need more scraps. My two favorite colors are pink and blue, but I also love brown and green and have no orange so could probably use some. That was helpful right?

  • Linda

    July 23, 2010 at 9:19 am |

    Thank you for offering this awesome contest – I love others’ scraps because I have so little of my own. I would have to say my favorites are blue and green because although I have very few scrappy bits of any colors, I have even less boy color scrappage. Thanks again and have a great weekend setting up your new sewing area (and house)!

  • Liane

    July 23, 2010 at 9:19 am |

    Such wonderful scraps! Two of my favorite colors are green and pink.

  • Audrie

    July 23, 2010 at 9:19 am |

    I really need to sort out my scraps… maybe I too would use them if I could see them! Favourite colours on quilts are probably greens and blues… although red is high up on the list too 🙂

  • Leslie

    July 23, 2010 at 9:19 am |

    Your baskets are too cute! Right now, I’m loving pinks and yellows!

  • Erin M.

    July 23, 2010 at 9:20 am |

    orange and purple are what I lack the most and would be most useful. Funny how other people’s scraps look so good.

  • Wendy

    July 23, 2010 at 9:22 am |

    My favourite quilts are always scrap quilts. This is such a fabulous giveaway! It’s a tough choice, but I’d go with greens and blues. [Holding thumbs]

  • ara jane

    July 23, 2010 at 9:26 am |

    i have been scared of orange for a long time. but now i am embracing it, so bring on the orange! which also, i have realized, is a great partner for pink!

  • Julie W.

    July 23, 2010 at 9:34 am |

    I love blues and browns.

  • Ramona

    July 23, 2010 at 9:35 am |

    GREEN! show some LAMQG love and let me have your greeen for a quilt for my little dude! (I’ll take some of other colors too, but I’m desperate to collect more green scraps!)

  • Megan

    July 23, 2010 at 9:35 am |

    Green and orange – all the way! I never liked orange until my daughter adopted it as her favorite color and now I love it. You look so organized – I’m jealous. One of these days I’ll get my scraps into some kind of system. Now they’re just heaped/crammed/jammed into two wastebaskets under my cutting table.

  • Jacquie

    July 23, 2010 at 9:36 am |

    Orange and green! I was looking through my paltry bag of scraps yesterday and I definitely need to build some up for some projects I’d like to do.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Michelle

    July 23, 2010 at 9:38 am |

    Blue & Green! Love your baskets!

  • beth

    July 23, 2010 at 9:38 am |

    I love scraps! Do I really have to pick a color? All those baskets look gorgeous to me!

  • Cindy

    July 23, 2010 at 9:45 am |

    Oh! I am so excited! I LOVE blue & green! The baskets you are using are so cute! Someday my quilt room will be so colorful!

  • Barbara

    July 23, 2010 at 9:47 am |

    Oh I would pick green and brown. A colour combo I love and need to break away from but just can’t.

  • Corey

    July 23, 2010 at 9:48 am |

    I love Red & Orange! Your scraps look great–thanks so much for such a great giveaway!

  • Kirsten

    July 23, 2010 at 9:51 am |

    Ooooh scrappy goodness! I love sorting through other peoples scraps!

  • Live a Colorful Life

    July 23, 2010 at 9:53 am |

    Orange and pink. Love that combination!

  • Wendy O.

    July 23, 2010 at 9:54 am |

    They all look so great, but brown and green are my favorite colors. What a great giveaway! Thanks so much.

  • JaiCi

    July 23, 2010 at 9:59 am |

    My 2 favorite colors are red and black, but I hardly ever use them when quilting….
    When quilting I use a lot of blues and yellows!

  • Marlena

    July 23, 2010 at 9:59 am |

    I love the lime greens and aquas! I dread sorting scraps but seeing yours all sorted just made me add this to my todo list for this weekend. 🙂 The baskets look gorgeous!

  • Holly

    July 23, 2010 at 10:00 am |

    Greens and Oranges! Thanks for the chance to enter, your baskets are really cute! =)

  • Jaclyn

    July 23, 2010 at 10:01 am |

    How pretty … I love those baskets! And what a wonderful giveaway – I am currently working on a large string quilt and your scraps would make a lovely addition. My favorite colors are pink and orange!

  • Andy

    July 23, 2010 at 10:02 am |

    I applaud you for taking time to set everything up so nicely. My closet is tidy, but not nearly as organized as you. I have good intentions, but once I set foot in my sewing room all I want to do is sew and any thoughts of cleaning or organizing fly right out the window!

    Thanks for sharing your scraps – my favorite two colors would have to be reds and blues!

  • Leslie

    July 23, 2010 at 10:03 am |

    Really hard, mmm I will pick my girls favorite colors right now, pink and orange

  • Caro

    July 23, 2010 at 10:03 am |

    Ooh! I love a good scrap sort. It’s so cathartic. I’m a purple and green girl, myself.

  • Sally

    July 23, 2010 at 10:04 am |

    Pink and Blue!

  • Ashley

    July 23, 2010 at 10:08 am |

    Love scraps. I always feel like I’ve made something for free when I use them up! And, I have always loved blue and green together.

  • Heidi J

    July 23, 2010 at 10:10 am |

    I love the browns and violet/reds. Thanks for sharing!

  • 2hippos

    July 23, 2010 at 10:13 am |

    I’ve been on an orange kick lately, loving deep, rich oranges. Really all deep, jewel colors! As for another color, blue is always my go-to favorite, but I’ll go with yellow since I realized how few yellow fabrics I have in my stash. thanks for the giveaway!

  • Alisa

    July 23, 2010 at 10:15 am |

    Right now I;m loving green and brown. Earth tones always appeal to me but bright is good too. It’s so hard to pick a favorite color….happy cleaning!

  • Emily C

    July 23, 2010 at 10:16 am |

    That would be green and blue!

  • PaulaK

    July 23, 2010 at 10:19 am |

    I love scraps and my stash is low on purple/lavender and orange/peach! You are so kind to give away your scraps!

  • Emily D

    July 23, 2010 at 10:20 am |

    blue and orange!

  • Joan

    July 23, 2010 at 10:30 am |

    Are those brown and black scraps I see? If those are brown and black scraps then brown and black would be wonderful.

  • Lucia

    July 23, 2010 at 10:30 am |

    I love scraps! I’m doing a scrappy leaders & enders project and need more scraps to cut up into 2″ squares.

    I’d love to have some of your purple and green (or yellow!) scraps. I literally have 2 (yes, TWO) purple print scraps and my green (and yellow) scraps are sorely lacking. I feel kind of bad for them. I need to be a little more well rounded with my scraps. Ha.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Mikelle

    July 23, 2010 at 10:33 am |

    I’m making a doll quilt out of purple scraps for my niece(its her favorite color), only I don’y have any purple scraps. This would be awesome!
    I would also love the aqua.

  • Sarah

    July 23, 2010 at 10:37 am |

    orange and brown! thanks!

  • Kendra McCuistion

    July 23, 2010 at 10:40 am |

    What a good idea….My stash defitely is lacking in green and pink so those would be my first choices. I LOVE scrappy quilts!

  • Nicole

    July 23, 2010 at 10:41 am |

    how nice of you to share! I love blue and orange, well actually I love blue and my son loves orange so now I find myself gravitating to orange too

  • donna

    July 23, 2010 at 10:44 am |

    I’m loving orange and green right now. Fun!
    I’m jealous of your organizational prowess!

  • Lindsay

    July 23, 2010 at 10:45 am |

    Scraps are so much fun. I love scrappy quilts. I always have a soft spot for orange and yellow.

  • Kate K

    July 23, 2010 at 10:46 am |

    So nice of you to share and so impressive for you to have color coordinating baskets for your scraps. My favorites are pink and brown. Thank you!

  • Tina Hansen

    July 23, 2010 at 10:49 am |

    I know what I most gravitate toward, but would rather try something I might not be inclined to purchase. I recently saw a sample of purples and bright greens that caught my eye, so I would like to try those colors. Thank you for the nice offer.

  • kaelin

    July 23, 2010 at 10:58 am |

    Thanks for sharing your scraps! My favs are blue and green 🙂

    By the way, a lady contacted me through our New Orleand MQG page and wanted to send me some issues of “FabShop News” to pass around at our next meeting. I was reading through it and saw that you & the MQG were featured in an article! How exciting!

  • Andy

    July 23, 2010 at 11:03 am |

    My scraps are also sorted by color into boxes. It works great for me – if I’m evaluating a project/block and decide that it needs a bit of x color, I know where to look.

    As for colors, I’m currently “collecting” for a red and aqua quilt.

  • Amy

    July 23, 2010 at 11:06 am |

    I adore scraps and have made some really fun things out of them! If I win I would love orange and green — my FAVES right now! Thanks for the chance!

  • Lisa M.

    July 23, 2010 at 11:06 am |

    I have my scraps sorted by shape. Probably not the most efficient way….color makes more sense. Love your little baskets. I am collecting red, white, blue scraps and small scale prints of any color for a couple of projects on the back burner. Thanks for the chance!

  • Ellen Ban

    July 23, 2010 at 11:07 am |

    I sorted my scraps into plastic rolling carts with drawers. Each drawer holds a different color and I use a lot more of my scraps now!
    My colors of 2010 so far are orange and aqua.

  • Yael

    July 23, 2010 at 11:12 am |

    Ooh! so pretty! I love the greens and the browns!!!!
    Hope I win!…

  • Corky

    July 23, 2010 at 11:22 am |

    When sorting scraps I am always torn between three options: 1. Will I use the scrap bin to find that little piece of yellow for the center of my flower or 2. Will I be making a scrap quilt based on lights and darks or 3. Will I be looking for strips of fabrics of all colors.

    Here’s my dilemma: for options 1, sort scraps by color, but for option 2, sort scraps light and dark and for options 3, sort by size and shape

    So, do we have a red box, arranged by light and dark? Are the strips in with the triangles? How can we grab all the lights if they are all mixed in by color.

    ARGH!!! and the big question is: Why dig for that itty bitty piece when I have HUGE yardage enough to last me 5 lifetimes???

    You see why life makes me crazy?

  • Corky

    July 23, 2010 at 11:25 am |

    Oops, forgot to let you know my fav colors: right now, probably red and aqua. I am collecting to make a sofa quilt. I am also make an orange and teal sofa quilt. Thanks!

  • Courteney

    July 23, 2010 at 11:29 am |

    If I absolutely HAD to pick I would go with blue and orange… but they are all so beautiful! I love scraps!!

  • mary

    July 23, 2010 at 11:29 am |

    I love your scraps! That basket of green looks tempting, and I love red too.

  • Tam

    July 23, 2010 at 11:32 am |

    How delightful! Green and orange are definitely my current faves. We’re moving into a new house soon and I’m planning to fill the walls with mini-quilts.

  • Wendy

    July 23, 2010 at 11:39 am |

    well I can’t say they are my fav, but I am def short on greens and blues and need to boost those color sections! Yay for new spaces!

  • Jeni

    July 23, 2010 at 11:41 am |

    Ahhh, scraps. I don’t have enough! I love green and orange or green and red. Ok really, I like them all!

  • Mary Ann

    July 23, 2010 at 11:41 am |

    green and blue…what a great idea..this maybe my motivation…

  • delia

    July 23, 2010 at 11:48 am |

    I love pink and tan. Your scraps are so organized!

  • Chandra

    July 23, 2010 at 11:55 am |

    I love the purple and green. Good job getting organized! 🙂

  • Katie B

    July 23, 2010 at 11:55 am |

    Love green and brown! I’m impressed.

  • Jennifer

    July 23, 2010 at 11:56 am |

    Great work! I long for the day when I have enough scraps to be able to sort them. oh, the fun that could be had. Your purple stash caught my eye, which I think would be fun with some browns.

  • audrey

    July 23, 2010 at 12:08 pm |

    I love reds and oranges, but I use a ton of browns and greens in my quilts, and I never seem to have enough of those! Nice assortment!

  • Cindy A.

    July 23, 2010 at 12:13 pm |

    My favorite colors are blues and greens and oranges.

  • mab

    July 23, 2010 at 12:15 pm |

    I guess it makes sense that my stash is most missing my favorite colors — I use them all up! Right now my faves are yellow and green. Thanks for the chance to enter!

  • Kerri Kowal

    July 23, 2010 at 12:17 pm |

    As a fairly new quilter, I have not built up much of a scrap collection yet, but there are quite a few “scrappy” quilts I want to make! I would very much appreciate some of your scraps. My favorite colors are green and blue, but I could also really use some black/white stuff in my stash.

  • Brittney

    July 23, 2010 at 12:17 pm |

    I need to reorganize my scraps! Sounds like a great weekend project. My favorites are probably green and yellow right now, but I’m also a sucker for purple and pink .. it’s so hard to choose when there are so many great colors out there!

  • Chantal

    July 23, 2010 at 12:18 pm |

    I like the orange most, then I like the green scaps. It is sure inspiring looking at that lot!

  • Jessica

    July 23, 2010 at 12:31 pm |

    yellow and pink right now…thanks for the giveaway! Love those colorful baskets!

  • Julie

    July 23, 2010 at 12:33 pm |

    I love scraps! I’m super into green and orange right now! Thank you for a great giveaway!

  • Mandy

    July 23, 2010 at 12:36 pm |

    Pinks and blues! Thank you for the chance!

  • Angelina

    July 23, 2010 at 12:37 pm |

    Red & aqua! I need to organize my fabrics & scraps better. These look so nice organized by color!

  • sandra

    July 23, 2010 at 12:52 pm |

    Green and red! Thanks for sharing!

  • mkate

    July 23, 2010 at 12:52 pm |

    I see a lot of possibility in the greens!

  • Janet

    July 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm |

    The purple and raspberry (as well as the blue) jumped right out at me! Thanks for the eye candy; I think that I should go and organize something as well…

  • Lori

    July 23, 2010 at 12:54 pm |

    I have to say I love Orange and Blue!! Mostly because they are my college colors! YEAH SCRAPS!
    Good luck with the organizing and thanks for the giveaway!

  • tracey p

    July 23, 2010 at 1:01 pm |

    This makes me think I should start sorting now since I’m still new to quilting and don’t have a lot of scraps. I love the green and purple scraps.

  • jeanettesquiltin

    July 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm |

    I need to get in the sorting mood. I don’t have much fabric but still it’s not well organized. Orange and Greens are my favorite colors.

  • Melanie

    July 23, 2010 at 1:31 pm |

    What fabulous scraps you have! I love pinks and greens. Have fun setting up your sewing space!

  • caroline

    July 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm |

    Believe it or not I have NO purple scraps and that is a huge problem since I am working on a crazy patch, painbox quilt. I sure could use some. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Jennifer

    July 23, 2010 at 1:33 pm |

    Oooh so pretty. I like the purply and the orange ones. 🙂

  • Amy (badskirt)

    July 23, 2010 at 1:33 pm |

    I’d just love to play in your scrap bins. So much fun. It must feel good to be organized! It’s always hard to pick a favourite. I’ll go with were I’m in short supply at the moment… bright rich pinks and any sorts of orange.

  • Wendy D. P.

    July 23, 2010 at 1:39 pm |

    Oooh so pretty – I think just having all that variety and brightness around would be inspiring! My favorites are blue and green!

  • LizzyM

    July 23, 2010 at 1:39 pm |

    Oooh. I’ve gotta get organized, too. Love how those scraps look sorted by color. How long did that take you? My two fave colors right now: aqua and lime.

  • Heather

    July 23, 2010 at 1:42 pm |

    Nice! Looks great organized! My favorite colors are blue and green.

  • Denise

    July 23, 2010 at 1:53 pm |

    Scraps are my favorite thing to usee! I am always purchasing scrap bags on Etsy, just to have a huge variety, so your sharing would be wonderful! I am collecting scraps in greens and purples right now.

  • Hannah

    July 23, 2010 at 1:54 pm |

    ooh, fun! We just moved and are in the process of sorting and organizing our whole house, and one small section (yet to be tackled) is all the fabrics and scraps in the craft room! I’d love to have more to add to the chaos, though, and my favorite colors are definitely blue and green.

  • Bethany

    July 23, 2010 at 2:01 pm |

    Right now I am liking blues and browns. I have fun sorting fabric! Thanks for the great blog.

  • Cherie

    July 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm |

    Oh, definitely green & orange!! I’ve started a grandmothers flower garden with 3/4″ pieces and these kind of scraps are PREFECT! Must feel great to be organizing. Thanks for the chance.

  • Nykhe

    July 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm |

    eek! i love scraps! i want to make a stamp quilt for our bed and i love orange and aqua…and gray and yellow…and…well all colors actually! thanks for the amazing blog and giveaway!

  • Rachel

    July 23, 2010 at 2:38 pm |

    Purple and Blue!

  • Ange Moore

    July 23, 2010 at 2:48 pm |

    Wow – you are so organised! And arranging by colour seems like a very sensible thing to do. I just love other people’s scraps – no matter what colour they are.

  • Whitney

    July 23, 2010 at 2:51 pm |

    Okay… When I looked at the pre-sort colors I thought “how ingenious, the colors of the baskets are the color of the scraps” Now I’m confused, how did the green and blue scraps get in orange baskets? and the eggplant in yellow? Yes of course the scraps are yours and you can do what you wish with them, it may even assist in your creative process. As for me; and I am no way near this organized mind you; I would have to have the basket match the overall color of the scraps. Regardless of my opinion, good job! Way to start out in a new space on the right foot!!

  • Alice R.

    July 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm |

    They are lovely, and you are generous! My favorite colors are red and pink, but for quilting I’m picking pink and orange to add some spark! My fabrics are a bit dull right now…

  • Kate

    July 23, 2010 at 2:56 pm |

    Green and orange 🙂

  • Marcia W.

    July 23, 2010 at 2:56 pm |

    Hmmm. Group One Greens with brown/neutrals =OR= Group Two Orangey/coral with aqua/blues. Thank you for the wonderful display of color and this giveaway. I lurk on your blog a lot, and this might be my first comment.

  • Celine

    July 23, 2010 at 3:08 pm |

    Love scraps over here! Lovin pinks and aqua right now (and not necessarily together!!!) Thanks a bunch

  • Leah H

    July 23, 2010 at 3:12 pm |

    How generous! Thanks for sharing with one of us. Blue and orange would hit the spot!

  • Heather

    July 23, 2010 at 3:18 pm |

    Ohhh so sweet of you to share. Green and blue are my favorites!

  • Kristy

    July 23, 2010 at 3:30 pm |

    I’m not usually a green person but for some reasons your basket of greens in appealing to me!

    I’m also making a big move soon and hope that the new (as yet unfound) house will have room for a dedicated craft room. I have lots of ideas about how I’d love to set it up and make it organized but I’m keen for ideas as well!

  • Laurie

    July 23, 2010 at 3:48 pm |

    I love pink and blue! Good luck setting everything up – that’s quite a task – but so important!

  • Erica

    July 23, 2010 at 3:58 pm |

    I would love to win some of your scraps! I would love some aqua and pink:)

  • traceyjay

    July 23, 2010 at 4:14 pm |

    green and red… or red and pink… or orange and green…

    (send me whatever! They’re all gorgeous!) 🙂

  • Adds

    July 23, 2010 at 4:18 pm |

    Super cute, I have all my tiny scraps colour sorted as well but in small storage tubs with lids. There kept on top of my fabric wall unit so I find I don’t use them as much as the ones I have put in a scrap tub on the floor. Might have to re-think my system. Fave colours green and orange here. Enjoy your new room!

  • Karen

    July 23, 2010 at 4:56 pm |

    Orange and green rule in my sewing room. Love those colors and use them often. What a treat some scraps would be!!!

  • Kara

    July 23, 2010 at 4:57 pm |

    So hot out, and I need to feel cool. Blue and purple… ahhhh…

  • britt

    July 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm |

    Hmm… my two favorite colors would have to be yellow and green. I just found out an old friend of mine is expecting a baby boy, and would love to make a scrappy quilt to celebrate his arrival!

  • rose

    July 23, 2010 at 5:16 pm |

    love the greens and neutrals (browns/blacks/greys/creams) (well, and i also love the blues and oranges… ok fine, i love all of them!) this is very inspiring – i’ve got overflowing clear bins filled with overflowing ziplock bags. and then when i do a new project, i have to dig through all of it to try to put anything away. this is so much smarter!

  • Leah J

    July 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm |

    look at how awesome you are with your organization! Thanks for sharing scraps! I would love some red & orange! 🙂

  • Jamie G

    July 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm |

    Well aren’t you cute! Green and Orange are my faves! Woo hoo!

  • Gretchen

    July 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm |

    Your oranges and reds look lovely! I don’t know how you can bear to let go of such pretty goods, but I wouldn’t complain to be on the recipient end of such treasures….

  • Victoria

    July 23, 2010 at 5:24 pm |

    Ha ha this is great! I love how you organized them by color. I love greens and blues, and have some ideas for scrappy quilts. Thanks for sharing!

  • Miranda

    July 23, 2010 at 5:26 pm |

    Oo thanks for sharing! I’d have to say those pinks and greens are calling to me! Crossing my fingers 🙂

  • Amber

    July 23, 2010 at 5:39 pm |

    Greens and pinks… quite fabulous!

  • Amanda R.

    July 23, 2010 at 5:41 pm |

    How exciting! I think the red/pinkish group looks fun or the greens.
    Thank you.

  • Erin

    July 23, 2010 at 5:42 pm |

    Orange! And Purple. Patchy potholders, perhaps? Love them!

  • Amy

    July 23, 2010 at 5:44 pm |

    I love scraps. I prefer working with scraps over large pieces even! I’d honestly be happy with any of the colors. Thanks for the chance!

  • Alison Marie

    July 23, 2010 at 5:59 pm |

    I know it’s all about the orange for you…..I’ve told you my childhood aversion to orange, what with Holly Hobbie’s orange haired friend bedroom decor and an orange-rust shag rug. So I guess it would have to be blue & green for me (I’d say purple but I am pretty sure you have no purple).

  • Andi

    July 23, 2010 at 6:18 pm |

    Pink and red for me please!!!

  • rebecca

    July 23, 2010 at 6:18 pm |

    I love greens and orange or greens and browns. I love to make scrap quilts so this is such a great idea. I hope you pick me!
    Rebecca O of Buffalo

  • Raven

    July 23, 2010 at 6:22 pm |

    OOOOH… I LOVE scraps!! My favorite fabric colors are pink and orange! (and green, but I am only supposed to pick 2. :))

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski

    July 23, 2010 at 6:39 pm |

    Orange and turquoise are two of my favorites!

  • PY

    July 23, 2010 at 6:51 pm |

    pink and orange! excellent organization, very impressive.

  • Munaiba

    July 23, 2010 at 7:42 pm |

    My favourites are purples and turquoises. It’s interesting that everyone seems to be sorting scraps these days. It must be infectious!

  • Jackie

    July 23, 2010 at 7:47 pm |

    I’m in a pink and orange mood these days when it comes to gathering fabrics.

    Congratulations on sorting through your scraps. Being really thorough as you unpack will take more time but you’ll really be happy that you did it.

  • Carrie L

    July 23, 2010 at 7:49 pm |

    Blues and oranges!

  • Bryanna

    July 23, 2010 at 8:03 pm |

    Oh my goodness all of your scraps are so pretty and would be such fun! I would love the purple and blue ones! Congrats on the sorting, that’s something I have been meaning to do for AGES!

  • Adrienne

    July 23, 2010 at 8:08 pm |

    Love the oranges and greens!

  • kate C.

    July 23, 2010 at 8:09 pm |

    Blues and greens! Great organization job! Inspiring!!

  • Trudy

    July 23, 2010 at 8:11 pm |

    Black and white (really count as one since they usually come together) and red AWESOME stash!!!!

  • elsa

    July 23, 2010 at 8:12 pm |

    LOVE scraps! my favorites would be Orange and the Blues! I’ve been working on a hexagon quilt and using different colors though the whole thing … these would be lovely scraps to include in it!
    very generous of you to do this giveaway! thank you!

  • Trudy

    July 23, 2010 at 8:18 pm |

    I don’t think my post posted. I said black and white and red (b &w seem to count as one to me. 😉 awesome stash!!!

  • Susan Piluk

    July 23, 2010 at 8:27 pm |

    I love using scraps. My favorite colors are pink and blue.

  • Angie

    July 23, 2010 at 8:47 pm |

    My scraps are not so nice and organized, yours look so much better! I would say blue (aqua) and brown. I have two projects that could use some scraps in those colors! Someone will be so happy to get some of your lovelies!

  • anne

    July 23, 2010 at 9:06 pm |

    Wow what a great way to organize your scraps. I like the browns and greens. Thank you for sharing

  • Andrea

    July 23, 2010 at 9:11 pm |

    Orange is my new fav color…but the brown is intriguing too…trying to expand outside my usual color scheme these days!

  • kat castaldi

    July 23, 2010 at 9:43 pm |

    Wow… I love your scraps. Of course they are just snippets from all your gorgeous quilts! The browns are really calling my name. I think that the reds would be quite lovely with them.

  • Linda

    July 24, 2010 at 12:26 am |

    Great organisation! Love the brighter pinks(are some people saying they’re orange!) & the greens.

  • Alexis

    July 24, 2010 at 12:50 am |

    Unfortunately I’m “taking my time” sorting out whole house after moving nearly a month ago!! Just finished the study for hubby’s return. Loving scraps, and would love to add to my collection! I’m on a blue boy vibe at the moment (even though I’m expecting another girl – and should probably be making a pink quilt for her.

  • Fern

    July 24, 2010 at 12:54 am |

    I am mildly obsessed with purple and green… usually together *hides*

  • elena

    July 24, 2010 at 2:18 am |

    Wonderful giveaway!! Love scraps.My favourite colors at the moment are orange and green.Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

  • Nancy C

    July 24, 2010 at 3:03 am |

    Green and purple, please!

  • Marit

    July 24, 2010 at 4:34 am |

    I keep thinking about aqua and brown… Thank you for sharing!

    ; )

  • Lilly

    July 24, 2010 at 4:42 am |

    Pink and green are my fave and I love scraps!
    Thanks for the chance.

  • Melanie

    July 24, 2010 at 4:55 am |

    My favourite colours at the moment are pink and green. I can’t seem to get enough of ’em!

  • lisa

    July 24, 2010 at 5:11 am |

    Green and orange, definitely. New scraps would make my day!

  • Pearl

    July 24, 2010 at 5:54 am |

    My favorite colors are red and yellow. I’m really into primary colors these days.

  • Nichole

    July 24, 2010 at 6:07 am |

    my favorites are purple and red. i have loved purple since i was a kid!

  • Kinsey

    July 24, 2010 at 6:08 am |

    Green and brown and certainly my favs!

  • Erin Duke

    July 24, 2010 at 6:36 am |

    Green and pink for a quilt for my daughter. It willt ake tons of scraps and I have very little. Thanks!

  • Cindy

    July 24, 2010 at 6:42 am |

    I too am in the process of organizing my sewing room. This is going to take a while!:) I would love some of your scraps – I like the red and aqua together. Thanks so much!

  • Kait

    July 24, 2010 at 6:52 am |

    Yay! I love scrap swaps, what better way to improve my stash? There are ideas swirling for what to make… I’d say green and purple would be my color picks. I’m not crazy about purple but I’m trying 🙂

  • kay

    July 24, 2010 at 7:08 am |

    Love red and aqua! Love scraps!

  • Kristin

    July 24, 2010 at 7:22 am |

    green and purple are my favorites. What an awesome giveaway! Thanks 🙂

  • Brynn

    July 24, 2010 at 7:44 am |

    Green and blue are my favorites – way to clean and organize!

  • Jen

    July 24, 2010 at 8:56 am |

    I’m loving purple and green right now. I really need to organize my scraps!!

  • Rebecca

    July 24, 2010 at 9:36 am |

    Green and gray… at least for today!! I use scraps more than I use yardage… Yardage just has too many possibilities!!!

  • Meg

    July 24, 2010 at 10:46 am |

    I’m currently really into aqua and brown together, especially for “guy” quilts. Your scraps look fab!

  • izzy inspired

    July 24, 2010 at 11:23 am |

    I would love to add those scraps to my collection….I’m collecting for a kalidescope quilt.

  • Brianna

    July 24, 2010 at 11:35 am |

    I love the orange and browns. These scraps would be a great addition.

  • Dena Wayne

    July 24, 2010 at 1:47 pm |

    I will let you pick. There isn’t a color I don’t like. How is that for easy? Tee Hee.

  • Michelle

    July 24, 2010 at 1:53 pm |

    Blues and Greens…but I’m not picky.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Carrie

    July 24, 2010 at 4:11 pm |

    Green for sure. And pink comes in second place. Need me some scraps for new inspiration!

  • Ellen

    July 24, 2010 at 6:38 pm |

    The purple and yellows seem to call my name. I love your scraps! Thank you for posting!

  • Meg

    July 24, 2010 at 6:52 pm |

    Fun! Love green and brown I think! Maybe pink? So hard to pick. ;0)

  • Jill C.

    July 24, 2010 at 8:33 pm |

    Green and blue……. or maybe orange. Can’t decide! Thanks for sharing!!

  • MissyinTx

    July 24, 2010 at 9:31 pm |

    Orange and green are so doing it for me right now. I can’t seem to get
    away from them.

  • KerryQ

    July 24, 2010 at 10:18 pm |

    I love red and green!! Thanks!

  • Gina

    July 25, 2010 at 12:18 am |

    Greens and yellows ones that I’m usually drawn to…however, I can never pass up a good black and white pattern.

  • Lisa

    July 25, 2010 at 3:21 am |

    I love greens and browns! Scraps are great – you need to make some scrappy quilts! 🙂

  • Jody

    July 25, 2010 at 4:27 am |

    I’d have to say orange and pink are my favs as I have a little one who adores those colours! Happy organizing!!

  • Sandy N.

    July 25, 2010 at 6:21 am |

    Wow, I really need (I mean NEED) to do this, too! I am drawn to the red and orange.

  • Sarah

    July 25, 2010 at 6:28 am |

    I just bought my sewing machine in the beginning of July…I’m currently working on a Dresden plate! My stash of fabric at this point is minimal…I am particularly drawn to greens and browns…I’m an earthy type of girl!! 🙂

  • Jenna

    July 25, 2010 at 6:31 am |

    Love the organized scraps! Although they don’t necessarily go well together, I love purple and brown! Thanks!

  • erica

    July 25, 2010 at 6:36 am |

    Wow, you’ve got a lot of great scraps! I love the blues and greens best! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  • Corinnea

    July 25, 2010 at 7:27 am |

    In the middle of a paper pieced hexagon quilt so yellows and purples would be welcome!

  • KIm

    July 25, 2010 at 10:58 am |

    Hi Alissa,

    It’s Kim from your quilting class at Urban Craft Center. So far, I’ve made my kiddo two quilts. Still awaiting his arrival- mid August…and two quilts for friends. Thanks for helping me!
    ps- i like orange & brown!!!

  • Nancy Sue

    July 25, 2010 at 11:12 am |

    You are so inspirational to organize my scraps and fabric. Am waiting for the cooler weather though, since it’s the top floor of the townhouse. Then in the fall, I’ll say, oh, it’s a bit chilly up there…. I am my own Goldilocks. Great idea for your giveaway. I LOVE browns and creams….colors of chocolate and a good cup of mellow joe!

  • Nanna

    July 25, 2010 at 12:51 pm |

    Greens and Blues. Thank you for blogging, love to drop by.

  • Cheryl Jaeger

    July 25, 2010 at 2:07 pm |

    I’m loving greens and greys right now. Thanks! Enjoy your craft room!!!!

  • Miss White Wall

    July 25, 2010 at 2:47 pm |

    Your Green and Orange scraps are quite lovely! Sorting scraps, perhaps I should do that…

  • Heather G

    July 25, 2010 at 4:58 pm |

    I love yellows and neutrals!

  • val miller

    July 25, 2010 at 6:09 pm |

    Fun!!! I am liking the brown and green.

  • Elisa

    July 25, 2010 at 6:30 pm |

    Wow, I need to learn a thing or two about organization from you! I love greens and purples 🙂

  • Sarah

    July 25, 2010 at 6:40 pm |

    green and blue!

  • Jeanine

    July 25, 2010 at 7:14 pm |

    Oranges and browns make a great combo

  • Laura

    July 25, 2010 at 7:58 pm |

    GREEN & BROWN! my whole house is only decorated in them…sad to say. but they are my fav, especially together!

  • Barb

    July 25, 2010 at 8:11 pm |

    I have my scraps organized by colour now and I’m using them more than ever. Good luck with yours. I love blue and orange!

  • Megan

    July 25, 2010 at 11:11 pm |

    Greens and oranges are lovely!

  • kerry

    July 26, 2010 at 1:23 am |

    I love turquoise and orange x Mine are not so well organized!

  • Teresa

    July 26, 2010 at 1:49 am |

    What a good idea to sort scraps by colour. They look much more enticing and I’m sure will help with inspiration. My favourite colours are brown and orange!

  • Rose

    July 26, 2010 at 2:36 am |

    Scraps are so addictive once you get going with them! My faves are pink & grey.

  • Sammie

    July 26, 2010 at 3:48 am |

    I’m currently working on my first quilt, a very scrappy string quilt made of all kinds of scavenged bits and pieces, and my workspace is covered with piles of scraps sorted by color. Even though they’re among my favorite colors, I’m low on greys/blacks and yellows right now, unfortunately!

  • Briana

    July 26, 2010 at 7:00 am |

    brown and green are particularly appealing to me today. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Summer

    July 26, 2010 at 8:23 am |

    How generous of you! 🙂 I love purple and red comes in second! 🙂

  • Kaye

    July 26, 2010 at 9:51 am |

    Once I took the plunge and sorted all my scraps and had them out where I could see them at all times, their usefulness went up by a thousand percent. I use them all the time now because I can see what I have. My favorites are green and blue, and they are what I have the most of.