Monday, November 24, 2014

Scraps on Monday

It's a scrappy
dump and sew kind of day!

Lay out the scraps

Today I had to do a little
DIGGING before
I dumped the scraps on the table.

Here's my new scrap basket
and a little model to give you an idea of SIZE!!!

I didn't want to dump the WHOLE thing!

Do you think it's big enough???
Will I have enough to finish my baby quilt???
Ha ha!


Each block begins with a 4" center.
Strips/scraps are sewn together
and cut into 3" wide segments
fitting them around the square
log cabin style.

When It's all together
I trim the block to 8 1/2"

I'm calling this my scrappy

Friday, November 21, 2014


Just A little tiny finish this week.....
Because I'm having too much fun with my big girl.
Shopping aka treasure hunting.....

Not buying much. ;)
Getting my daughter "Set Up" to quilt!!

Eating her yummy cooking.
Ending my days like this.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


I'm making quilted center pieces (table toppers) again this year for a fundraiser.
I really enjoy making little quilts don't you?
Once the Dresden plate was was only a hop skip and a jump to appliqué it down
and add that center piece. I enjoyed the hand work while I was with friends last week.
I LOVE sewing while gabbing......
The border took a LITTLE bit more time. ;)

Yeah! for small. simple. tiny. quilts!

This would also make a great pillow!

There's a great HOW to on this block HERE

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Fun

Playing with scraps again.

It all started with that red stripe!
Thought it would make a cute, EASY tree.
I added the yellow "star" to the top of one or two..
I tried a BLUE stripe.
YOU know the REST!!!

The scrap basket is 
and my sewing room is a MESS!!!

Have a great weekend!
Linking up with Amanda Jean and Sarah.

If you're interested in making these...
there's a short how to video HERE

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

What if

After making blocks yesterday I had some leftovers.
What if.....I thought....
What if I used them to make a block?
Scrappy just got scrappier!!!!
Scrappier = more fun!

I think one block is great.
Just imagine what a whole quilt could be!

Hope you're able to have some "what if" thoughts today!!

Monday, November 10, 2014


I'm beginning a new project today.
This is a quilt project I do every year!

I organize an effort to give
Quilts to all the high school graduates
that attend my church.

I'm starting early.
It's in my MIND...
so I have to get it OUT!!!

This is the block for this year.
A shoo fly variation using SHIRTS!
I think it will make some nice masculine quilts!

Here's a little how to...

Cutting info:

Light fabric - left - 
TWO 4 1/2" squares
strip cut 2" wide.  (17" long)
I had to cut two since I'm using shirts
and the sleeves were not long enough.

Dark fabric - center of photo -
TWO 4 1/2" squares
strip cut 1 1/2" wide (17" long)

Medium fabric - Right side (red)
ONE 4" square
strip cut 1 1/2" wide (17" long)

Lay DARK and LIGHT squares ( 4 1/2")
right sides together.
Draw diagonal line through the middle.

Sew seams on BOTH sides of line.

Cut apart.

Trim blocks to 4" (square up)

Sew strips together.

Cut into FOUR 4" segments

Sew together.

block should measure 11"

Trying to keep it REAL. 

This photo shows some blocks
where I SWITCHED the 
LIGHT and DARK from pattern instructions above.

I like the variation it gives!!!

I hope to make a few of these quilts for the graduates
and IF I have more blocks
I'll make some more charity quilts 
for the local hospital chaplain
who ALWAYS needs

Are you interested in sending a block or two?
I'd love to add a little BLOGLAND love
into these quilts. 

Blocks can either highlight the DARK or the LIGHT.
It'll be fun to have a MIX of blocks.

Leave a comment and I'll send you my address.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Orphans all deserve a home

Two little orphans found a HOME today.
It's a TWO sided bag.

Both blocks deserve to show off!

My friend loves flowers.
These flowers seem just right for FALL.

Someone sent these little blocks to me last year
and they never made it into a quilt!
I think they're going to LOVE being a bag...
don't you???

I added white strips.....

Quilted some lines with batting attached to the back.


Found some bright lining and cut it to fit.

Added a zipper.....
One side at a time.

I even gave the bag a little boxy bottom.

Orphan blocks.
They ALL deserve a HOME.