Sunday, March 15, 2015

Scrap Busting - Red Love

I began my scrap busting journey with RED.   
confetti star, 2 wonky stars, 4 9-patch and a log cabin:







Although I had plenty of scraps to do the intended blocks, I realized that I really don't have a large variety of red fabrics.  At the quilt shop yesterday {just buying thread} I noticed that there is not a lot of true red fabric available. I'll have to keep my eye out for some more juicy red.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Scrap Busting Project

I've been quilting/sewing for many years...and I've accumulated a TON of scraps.  What is it about not being able to throw these fabric nuggets away???

I have created several quilt projects using my scrap stash, such as:






But now, the scraps are taking over my sewing space.  Time to put them to good use!

Here's several idea I've found for getting my stash under control:











I may use all of these ideas....maybe a color at a time???  

I'd love to hear your ideas for busting your scraps~

Saturday, February 7, 2015

PUPS: Pretty & Useful Potholder Swap

Sign ups until Feb. 28th on flickr:





Saturday, January 10, 2015

QAYG Travel Pouch




For my upcoming trip to HAITI~

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Peace. Love. Quilt

Another charity quilt~



Sunday, January 4, 2015

Polaroids #2

First quilt finish of 2015 !

For my niece's new bundle of joy:  SIMON !









Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!


Here's to a creative 2015~

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Bright Polaroid Blocks

I’m so excited to be hosting another month for My Very Own Blanket~ for the believe @ do.good stitches group on flickr.

We will be fussy cutting and making Polaroid blocks this month!  Yeah!






I have revised the tutorial for these blocks, it is based on THIS original tutorial at capital quilter.

The basics: 

-fussy cut 4 2.5” squares with interesting fabrics
-use quality white fabric to create the polaroids
-strips are 1.25" for 3 sides and top, 1.75" for bottom
-trim to 3 x 3.5”
-use bright, monochromatic or solid fabric 2” strips to surround the Polaroid
-trim to  5.5 x 6"
-sew the four blocks together: block size:  10.5 x 11.5"
-repeat

Try to use fun, kids prints for the ‘photos’ and brights for the surround.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Fussy cut (4) 2.5” squares from some fun fabric.



Cut a strip of white 1.25” wide and 1.75” wide.

Sew the skinnier strip to each side of your square.


Press toward the white.


Trim with ruler.


Sew another skinny strip to the top of your square and press to the white.


Sew the wider strip to the bottom of your square and press to the white.

Create 4 different polaroids.


Trim these to 3" x 3.5"


Cut 2” strips of a bright, monochromatic or solid color.




Add to your Polaroid as you would a log cabin block and press to the strip.



Trim blocks to 5.5 x 6”.  
  

Sew four together – Voila! Block is 10.5 x 11.5”



Now do it all one more time!!