Sunday, May 27, 2012


I've said it before......I'll say it again.

ONE quilter's trash...
ANOTHER quilter's TREASURE!!!!

These tiny scraps came from a bag given to me
by a quilter who was overwhelmed with the mess.

Some of us like fabric folded neatly in thirds...or...fourths...etc...
Some of us like raggedy bags of jumbled scraps!!!!
Guess who I am???
I DO fold my fabric......most of the time.......
but, I also LOVE those nondescript bags of SCRAPS!!!!!

I sewed the scraps together after determining a loose color scheme.

I found a backing...
Just the right size!! my cupboard.

I added some wool batting...leftover from a previous project.

I then basted the WHOLE thing with some

It will hold together nicely when I go to hand quilt!!!

Here are the orange embroidery flosses I found in my box of thread.
They're not all the same exact color.
You know what???
I'm not sure that matters!

I now have a new little "take along" project FRIEND!!!!


  1. I think we may have been twins separated at birth! lol!!! We definitely like the same things and it seems like our brains work the same way!! Great job!!!

  2. You did a fantastic job with all those scraps! Well done! :)

  3. I love it... this is the very best kind of quilt, imho! Great job!

  4. I love the colors and the pattern in this quilt. Beautiful!

  5. adorable.......
    you are so prolific.......
    you always inspire me Beth :0)
    When you quilt with floss how many strands do you use at a time?

    Happy Sewing

  6. It's beautiful, Beth! And it will be even better after you'e worked your hand-quilting magic!!

  7. Love scraps, too. Your quilts are so happy!

  8. Wow. You did good with those scraps! You are one talented lady.

  9. What a fun quilt with the pops of orange that came from a bag. I think the different orange flosses will be perfect.

  10. It looks great already! Love the color scheme.

  11. Kim: I typically use three strands of embroidery floss. ;)

  12. Beautiful - nothing more inspiring than a bag of scraps - the endless possiblities! And you chose perfectly!

  13. Great job on that scrap bag! Is that wonky logcabin block?
    Love it- it works for those colors!

  14. I'm curious - how do you quilt with embroidery floss? Do you use one strand or more? Do you use an embroidery needle? Do you aim for a larger stitch? I'm interested in trying this.

  15. I love that orangey floss together! I think it will look great. I found a little box of squares from my late grandmother - I am so touched and pleased and. . . nervous. Not sure how I will fit them together. There's not enough for a quilt.