Friday, December 3, 2010

Making do.

Do you know one of my favorite things about quilting???
It's called .....making do.
also.......Using up.
Or even better....Making something out of nothing!!
I am aware that we all like that NEW
Beautiful fabric!!!
I get a real kick out of using up!!!
These blocks were history.
They were NOT going to be used.
Someone gave them to me....
who probably got them from someone else...
Who may have acquired them from...
who knows???

Yes. I do like getting

something from what someone else thought was nothing!!!

The backing here is an example of me Using UP!!!

And.....I think the polka dots kind of perk this up...

don't you???

I also make do in the kitchen sometimes!!

I needed a quick snack to serve to sewing friends yesterday.

I didn't have the "right" cake mix....

But it turned out just FINE!!! Woo Hoo!!

Apple Oatmeal muffins
1 pkg. white cake mix
(I used carrot cake mix)
1 C. Quick cooking oats
(I used 3/4 C. old fashioned oats)
2 tsp. cinnamon
(I deleted this because of the cake mix I used)
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 eggs
1 3/4 C. chopped peeled apples (2 large apples)
1 1/3 C. milk
1/2 Butter

Melt butter and mix everthing else in.
Bake 20 minutes at 350.
How about you???
DO you like making do???
Using up????
Making something out of Nothing????
I'll add this to Amy's last sew and tell for the year!
Have a great weekend!


  1. I am really pushing myself to use up what I have too. I just reorganized all of my fabric to make doing that much easier. You quilt looks great!

  2. I like the border on your quilt, very nice. I am glad to know that I am not the only one who takes on these "orphan" projects. I really like finishing them up, too!

  3. My quilts for the last 3 years have been almost exclusively "using it up" quilts. While friends have given me their leftover scraps that they were going to toss away because they "knew" I could make something from them, I have not bought fabric during this time (except 2 exceptional sales)!
    I have been using that method in my kitchen the last several weeks- making sure leftovers don't go bad in the fridge before they are eaten! To that end, I made 2 loaves of butterscotch banana bread as well as 5 dozen oatmeal banana chocolate chip cookies from bananas that my GKs wouldn't eat because there were "brown spots on the banana skins"!! Freezer is filled with recycled Thanksgiving foods!! lol!

  4. I like the theme of using up and making something that was bleh into something that is whohooo! Nice work! Yummy looking muffins!

  5. I'm tryingt Beth, I'm trying. I don't think I will live long enough. I may need to take some over to you.

  6. use it up and make do quilts are the best! Yours looks fantastic - great job!!

  7. Beth, I have to tell you that turned out fantastic she will love it! Also I want to thank you for this yummy recipe. I went out and got some stuff to make them will let you know how they turn out for me! I am trying my hardest to get on a good diet for my diabetes and I need good tasting things to shoot for!
    Hugs, Ellen

  8. That beautiful quilt is from making do?? WOW! The muffins look delish!

  9. Beatiful, Beth!
    I agree, nothing beats being able to make something out of "nothing". Well done!

  10. "Making do" is also my favorite part of quilt making. Beautiful job on this project! You really did perk up these blocks.

  11. I agree with you and several other quilters that "making do" is one of my favorite parts. I seem to have a real creative burst right after I am really pushed on a make-do type project. Hmmm....maybe I should make do more often.

  12. Those went together so well I never would've guessed they were orphan blocks -- great little quilt!

  13. Using up and making do are two of my favorites in the sewing room, too!


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