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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Scrap Quilts - Three Done, More to Come!

Did a little quilting over the 4-day weekend.  I had just enough teddy bear fabric to cut the four large and three small squares.  I'd been dying to use this fabric for the longest I just had to design a quilt around it.  This is a scrap quilt.  I get tremendous satisfaction from taking what looks like a whole lot of nothing, and turning it into something that's not only useful, but pleasing to the eye. 
This pink and purple jeans quilt is sister to the pink and white one pictured below.  Can you tell I had a lot of squares sitting around?  They were just waiting to be turned into a cuddly quilt for some little person to cuddle up in.  The fun in making a jeans quilt is that you can include pockets.  As I sew, I enjoy picturing what sort of treasures I might tuck into those pockets. 
These two quilts will be going to baby cousins.  They sure have a nice grandma to buy the pink and white quilt at a craft fair, and to pre-order a second one for the other grand-baby! 

If you can't tell, I'm on a mission to use up scraps!  I don't want to move or store them when I sell my house next year. 

And speaking of scraps, have you seen THIS?

Wow, huh?  These blocks were made by Candace at Double Nickel Quilts.  Such wonderful use of color!  The blocks were made for the Hurricane Sandy Quilt Block Drive.  See here for everything you need to know to participate:

I can't wait to get started! :)


Anonymous said...

Other than some needed(?) backing, I have vowed the same thing.....use stash first!!! Your little quilts are adorable! Especially love the "pinkies" with the pockets.....That, I may duplicate on g.grand daughter's Christmas quilt! Photos of that are to come cuz "eyes are watching" at this time of year!!!! And even my blog is not a safe place! Hugs, Doreen

Ivory Spring said...

Awwww,the pocket quilts are too adorable!!!!

Re: Christmas tree lights - I just read from a couple of bloggers they do make lights that would change from white to multi-color with a switch. How about that?! ;)