Friday, February 24, 2012

Finished....for now

This box of scraps was full to the point that the lid wouldn't close.
There were lots (I forgot to count) of gallon zip-lock style bags full of scraps,
each bag held a different color.

I still have a bag each of black, off-white, white and novelty prints uncut,
these will be left as is for now.


I've been cutting squares.....this is my reward.

The start of a plain colored fabric box.


These are 3.5, 4, 4.5 & 5 inches.


Here are lots of 2.5 & 3 inch squares.


The leftovers will be used as strips or sashing.
I'm thinking lots of scrap projects are in my future....
fun, fun !



Up Next....
I'll be making my daughter a vintage inspired dress using this fabric and


this Simplicity pattern.


(more specifically the white dotted version)


Have a great weekend!
Carolyn

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

So excited....

Recently I participated in Sarah's Scrappy Block Challenge
now I'm excited to announce that I won 
this awesome prize sponsored by Shannon of Fabrics N Quilts.


Thanks Sarah & Shannon!

My brain is spinning with ideas right now!

Carolyn

Friday, February 10, 2012

Last minute finish.......

In my quest to clean out my scrap box, by cutting ready to use squares,
I came across 16 pinwheel blocks leftover from this quilt.
I took a little break from cutting to stitch this 22" square mini-quilt.


It was a fun welcome break!

Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts and

Have a great weekend!
Carolyn

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Scrappy Block Challenge


My first block is made with 4 - 5" squares.
The light pieces are 5" squares cut in half 
and the corner stones are a 5" square quartered.


The 2nd block consists of 4 - 4 square blocks.
Any size squares could be used, 
the sample is made with 16 - 3" squares.


Either block could be laid out in an updated
Irish Chain pattern.
Yes, I still lay out designs with pencil and graph paper :)


Thanks for the challenge Sarah!

I'm still working on cutting up my scraps but
I'm thankful for the challenge to transform my messy scrap box 
into neat, ready to use squares.
And I'm planning to put those squares to work very soon!

Crossing my fingers, I'd love to win a prize :)
Carolyn



Friday, February 3, 2012

Zig-Zag Teddy Bear Baby Quilt

I pieced this top a few years ago after seeing this tutorial.
Finally decided to quilt it this week - love the result!!
This one will go in my stash for future baby gifts.




Not much sewing lately, I've been cutting up fabric in my scrap box.
I'm hoping to make some "scrappy" projects in the future.


Linking up with 
and
AmandaJean @ Crazy Mom Quilts.


I'm enjoying the sunshine today!
What's the weather like in your little corner of the world?

Carolyn