Archive for February, 2012
Now that I’m wrapping up my current quilting project, I’m already looking ahead to the next project! I have a whole list going:
- T-Shirt Quilt for my Husband
- This doily quilt (for me)
- Quilt for a friend’s wedding gift
- Quilt for Mike’s cousin’s wedding gift
My list goes in reverse importance order… just when I think I’m getting to the end of my list, new things crop up!
Mike’s cousin is getting married in April across the country in Baltimore, MD. Unfortunately we won’t be able to make it, but I still want to send her a present. I’d like to make this Positively Perfect quilt posted last month over at the Moda Bake Shop:
It looks simple and quick enough, and I love the little plus signs. Mike’s cousin is a nurse so they reminded us of the Red Cross medical symbol. Jelly Rolls were on sale over at Green Fairy Quilts, so I ordered one to make the process even quicker and easier for myself. I ended up ordering Moda’s Cape Ann by Oliver and S:
I love the sweet prints and I think they will translate nicely for this quilt. I think I might make it a little bigger than the pattern calls for by adding another row & column, but I’ll have to see how it goes. Hopefully I can get this one done in time for the wedding!
I made great progress on my quilt last week and this weekend. I’m WAY behind on the quilt along, but I am determined and hopefully I can get this sucker done this week! I got the quilt top all done (even though I had issues matching the seams), got the backer put together, basted and started quilting yesterday while I watched the Oscars.
The backing TOTALLY doesn’t match the front, but I’m not too bothered by it. It’s a cute flannel print and I wanted to use up some of my stash, so I did.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
You may remember about six months ago, I went to my Mom’s house and relieved her of some of her fabric stash. When I was there, she also gave me a ziplock bag full of tiny vintage scraps:
I have no idea of the age of the fabrics and my Mom wasn’t sure who cut them up, they could have been her grandmother’s but she wasn’t sure. Some of them are clearly fussy cut, there are different fabric types and varying amounts of each. For example, there are a TON of the white flower with the yellow/orange background, but I’m pretty sure the purple flower below it is the only scrap from that fabric.
The problem is that they were clearly hand cut and not very accurate. They are all around 2″ square but some are bigger, some smaller. It would be a shame to toss them just because of that, so I’ve been thinking of re-cutting them all to be 1.5″ square to use in a project.
Maybe I could use them as cornerstone pieces in a scrappy hourglass quilt…
Or maybe some Granny Squares…
Or something like this…
This could be cute, too!
What do you think? What would you do with these scraps if you had your way with them?