16 January, 2020

Stitching Up A Storm

Scrappy Shining Stars 65" X 83"
Remember all those piles of scraps that I have cut? Well, they're being used. I am holding fast to my guiding word for the year: VISION. I have a goal of making up stacks of scrap quilts in 2020 using what is right under my nose. Here's my first idea. This one will utilize 3.5" squares  in  9" 9-patches combining with 4-patches (2" UF squares for a 3" finished 4-patch) inside of wonky stars. My constant fabric will be a charcoal Essex linen which I've had on the shelf for years. I designed this setting for the over all quilt in EQ. If the border blocks make the whole look too busy I may ditch the border, we'll see.
This one will use us 2.5" squares stitched into 16-patches with X-blocks alternately. Again, all from the stash. I was inspired by this one when I did an  Internet search and found this layout.
Next up on my cutting table were these two blocks to get me caught up with the latest BOM at my LQS. You might remember that I made four of these blocks into placemats for my son and DIL a few months ago; these will receive the same treatment, giving them a set of eight for their kitchen table. 
Today our youngest granddaughter turns seven years old! 😲 Santa brought her a camper trailer for her American Girl dolls for Christmas. When she showed me how the table turned into a bed for the camper we decided that her doll needed a sleeping bag. I found just what I needed to create one, and a pillow, by shopping my stash. Score! Yep, VISION-- I can see more scraps being used up! I believe she'll like really like this. I found a few online sleeping bag patterns and combined three of them.
All that scrap sewing uses up load and loads of tumblers when they're used as Leader-Enders
More scraps being used, more quilt tops appearing; it's all good!

Life is Good!

Up next: A Finish and Another Sew-Along


cityquilter grace said...

you are a star in the 'use it up' club....very nice scrappy projects! recently pulled fabrics for a small star quilt revealed they had NEVER been cut into...yes! brand new and just waiting to be used...i am inspired by your progress!

Janet O. said...

Your vision includes some wonderful scrap quilt designs. And I'll bet one young girl was thrilled with the sleeping bag and pillow for her doll.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Good for you!!!!! Happy scrappy stitching ahead!

Tanya said...

Ooh your projects look so wonderful! I so need to use up all the scraps in my bins! May I be inspired (and make one of your quilts? The top two are calling to me!!!

KaHolly said...

Such a scrapaliciois post! I especially like your American Doll sleeping bag! Vision was the perfect guiding word for you to choose in 2020!

LizA. said...

Great minds think alike....a year or so ago I started a scrappy quilt almost exactly like your first one posted here....my colors are a little different. I may have to borrow some of your other ideas here. I also have one from Kim Bracket’s latest book and one I saw on a blog.