Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Scrap Basket Finds ~

I like to pick up the snippets of fabrics I find here and there, at yard sales, the vintage markets or thrift boutiques. Mostly they will go into a smaller scrap basket and I challenge myself to make things out of the basket.


 In keeping with making out of the scrap basket  ~ I found these already hand-sewn together with a couple of extra cut out. I only need to sew one end to finish the set and I will be making a little's quilt with it.

The fabrics look and feel vintage, they needed squared up, fashioned into some kind of arrangement and stitched together. The chosen sashing and border is a coordinating light turquoise used to increase the size.
If you have any special ideas to help me use up those tidbits in my scrap basket journey, let me know!
I will be sharing my finish soon!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Aurifil Designer of the Month ~ Hanalei Garden

Working Strictly from the scrap basket...no yardage, no fat quarters - no stash! I am sewing up the 2019 Aurifil Designer of the Month. You can read all about the designers and get the Free patterns at the link.

This month's designer block is called Hanalei Garden by Natalie Barnes, and here is my scrappy version.
There are a couple of snippets courtesy of Brooke Sellmann at Silly Mama Quilts

Visit and enter your Works in Progress

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Quilted Cat

I love re-purposed items, saved from the depths of the garbage dump. This collection of quilted items are just darling. Spotted at the Spencer Antique Mall in Spencer, WV. That old pump organ... to right at the back of the setting... only $50 !!! Can you believe it! Visit the store only until February 28th then closing their doors.

Monday, February 25, 2019

February OMG ~ Madelyn's Quilt

Surely Enough, the quilt was gifted without a full size photo! But..... here is a cute little photo of the stitching. I used loopy loops and stars all over, with some fun words written into the quilting. Encouraging words such as dream, live, love, hope, be yourself... What little girl wouldn't sit and day dream of future self with such inspiration! 


Linking up my finish with Patty at Elm Street Quilts








Sunroom SunShine

No Sewing Involved ~ This needed to be done for quite some time now. The cushions were covered with old vinyl and were falling off, the chip board inside was rotten. It just needed Done! I searched for a before photo....none that would show the serious mess of a shape they were in, but the final outcome? Gorgeous!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Dust Off A Quilt Book Just in Time for Spring!

Today is my stop on the hop for  Dust off A Quilt Book Blog Hop Challenge with Bea at Beaquilter.  Easy - find an old quilting book,  Not so easy - decide which book and make a project from it! I've been wanting to do this for quite a while now and so glad that Bea offered us this challenge!

In a previous post I shared that my project would be in anticipation of Easter and Spring, I chose Country Quilts for Friends by Margaret Peters & Anne Sutton - Published by C&T Publishing, 2004.


I decided upon a lovely Spring quilt with a bunny in the center. And it has bees, I love bees! The fabrics chosen are  

             Flora and Fawn by Amanda Herring for Riley Blake Designs 


So Pretty! The quilt is going to be used as a wall hanging for Spring, then maybe gifted to my sweet little grand daughter.


I free motion quilted on my domestic with just randomness, some outlining and little flower drawings. See the bees in the quilting?
And I blanket stitched the binding on, I enjoy the vintage feel that a blanket stitch provides. Complete with some pretty, flowery pink fabric for backing.

And a GiveAway in Honor of Old Books
I'll be giving away one of my "old" books,  Designing Patchwork. Let me know in the comments below "How many quilts have you made with bees on it and the name of the pattern?" Give away will be open until Monday Feb 25th.
Winner of the Drawing from the comments section is Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks!!!!

 

And a Bonus, I used up more of the fabric from the bundle for a a Sister Quilt! I used Pat Sloan's Oh My Stars! pattern. This will be used in my recliner. Wink! It still needs quilted and binding added, so that will become a March Project OMG with Patty at Elm Street Quilts.
                                                         March Link Up
 
Amazingly there is still lots left over with this fun bundle, about 3/4 of yard went to my grandbaby for some adorable bibs! I can't wait to use more of this! It is definitely a win for Spring! Thanks for joining me at Dust Off an Old Quilt Book!

And don't forget to visit everyone that has put in so much effort spring cleaning at the hop!
Monday Feb 18th
Turid at densyendehimmel
Pamela at Pamelaquilts
Selina at Selinaquilts
Kathleen at Kathleenmcmusing
Tuesday Feb 19th
Jennifer at curlicuecreations
Stephanie at stephjacobsondesigns
Kathy at Kathysquilts
Shasta at high road quilter
Theresa at bumbleberrystitches

Wednesday Feb 20th
Sharon at Vrooman’s quilts
Suzy at Websterquilt
Nancy at patchworkbreeze
Karrin at karrinscrazyworld
Denise at craftraditions

Thursday Feb 21st
Anita at Domestic Felicity (you are here!)
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Jennifer at Dizzyquilter
Lee Anne at Podunk Pretties
Lyndsey at Sew Many Yarns

Friday Feb 22nd
Bea at Beaquilter
Barbara at Bejweledquilts
Marian at seams to be sew
Brenda at songbirddesigns