Feeling Thrifty and Frugal today.
Pulled out my patriotic/picnic quilt
made long ago using
RED, WHITE and BLUE scraps.
Didn't have enough of the LUSCIOUS red...
so I added a piece of blue.
Made before I knew how to add a binding...
so the backing was cut EXTRA big
and wrapped around to the front.
Quilted very simply.
I used an old blanket for the batting.
I also patched some blankets this morning
and added new satin binding.
I'm feeling EXTRA thrifty!!!
I cut two patches equal sizes...
pressed the edges in...
and added one to the front
and one to the back!!!
See how the stitching shows up from the first patch??
I can sort of follow along as I add the other patch on top!!!
I also patched a cream blanket.
Just giving NEW life to old blankets!!!
The side of this one also needed a little fixing.
I DID purchase the satin binding.
I wondered about using cotton for the binding next time.
Any thoughts on the pros and cons of that????
I've got LOTS of cotton fabric
around here somewhere!!!
I can ONLY think of the pros right now.
Last, but not least...
I made a THRIFTy salad.
Everything came from the garden.
A Thrifty Thursday.
A Happy Fourth!
A wonderful DAY!!!