Thursday, April 7, 2016

Putting scraps to good use

Life is GOOD.....
when there are enough scraps to cover the GUEST bed


AND....
enough left in the scrap basket

To weave a GIFT!!

Yes,
Life is GOOD when there are PLENTY of scraps!!!


Scrap quilt made a few years ago using 2" squares.
It was QUITE an accomplishment for me to
make it QUEEN sized!!
As I was speading it out today...
I thought..
"maybe I could make another???"
Crazy thought!!!!

I made the table runner this week for an upcoming wedding.
I LOVE all the color in this one.
AND...
It goes so nicely with all the spring flowers that are filling my garden beds.




22 comments:

  1. Beautiful Quilt! I love it. Table runner is to. You go girl!

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  2. The quilt is wonderful and Nice way to use up scraps and have something beautiful for the bed. Love the mat too, would love to weave a rug, but not sure if I have the ambition to do a large one;)

    Debbie

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  3. I love to work with this size. Beautiful quilt (and runner).

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  4. That table runner is awesome !!!
    Frankie
    http://www.knitwits-owls.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Love the scrap quilt, it looks so inviting and bright. Greetings

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  6. My all time favorite quilt style. Scraps and simple squares! I was just talking to my daughter about doing the same with just red and white scraps. She asked if I was entering a gingham phase? Only from children of a quilter!

    Love your prize!

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  7. Love the scrap quilt on your bed. So yummy. Was the table runner made with rope?

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    1. table runner was woven using strips of cotton fabric and embroidery thread.

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  8. That's a beautiful quilt, Beth! I see one of these in my future, too!

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  9. Goodness, that quilt is gorgeous!

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  10. Beautiful, Beth. I love the quilt and those runners are lovely.

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  11. That is the good life. Love your runner. I pulled my loom out last week and now I'm in the process of making a runner for my mom.

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  12. Beth, I have a carefully hoarded plastic shoebox filled with my 2" squares and yet have none sewn. Please help me to understand how you kept the pattern of diagonal lights running through your quilt. It is beautiful!

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  13. I love that quilt on your guest bed. Surely a second one would go faster, now that you've done one. Right?!

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  14. visiting via crazy mum quilts. Love the scrap work. They both look gorgeous

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  15. Love the scrappiness! I am fascinated by the table runner - any chance of a tutorial?

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  16. The quilt is amazing! I was putting together postage stamps and decided to make a 6 inch, 32 square block onto star centres as I knew I'd never get it done.
    I love the woven runner too.

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  17. Love that double duty usage of scraps. (Note to self -- I will not get into weaving....)

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  18. What a fun scrappy quilt. I need to do that sometime - did you sort your fabrics first?

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  19. I love that scrappy quilt! I hope to make one similar to that one day.

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  20. Loved seeing your weaving. I have just found a small loom that was my mother's. I wonder if I should keep it and give this a try with some of my scraps.

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