Friday, November 28, 2014

Friday finish

I'm not sure why.....
But I seem to get more sewing time in when I'm busy!
Strange.....but true
This little baby quilt using scraps was a great diversion from all the "have to do" things this week. ;)
Amazingly enough....
It's d.o.n.e.
Love the back!
Those little orphan blocks are the perfect addition to that blue/yellow stripe!

They look so cute all lined up there.

I love baby quilts. 
I love scraps.
I love done.

I shared how I made these simple blocks HERE

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.
Block is trimmed to 8 1/2".

(the transportation print is also cut into 4" squares
surrounded by muslin strips 3"...
trimmed to 8 1/2")

**note: my measurements
are 1/2" too big.
It's less stressful.
and fits into  my
kind of quilting style.

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!!