Tag Archives: scraps

Mystery Quilt – Frozen Grassy Creek

The release of each clue of Bonnie Hunter’s (Quiltville Quips and Snips) annual mystery is a time of excitement for quilters around the world. I much prefer to use my own colours, so instead of the fall leaves of Grassy Creek, I am trying to evoke a winter scene with purples and blues. I am […]

Scraps container (TGIFF)

I haven’t had much time to sew this month, despite the almost-drought in July the garden fruits and vegetables are now coming along so I have been making various items and canning them (see my pear salsa recipe post). So I was determined to make something, and I was inspired by Sandra over at mmmquilts […]

Comfort quilt

I love sharing my work with others, and although I tried to resist, I just had to start the #comfortquiltqal (on instagram). After all, I already had the book, and loads of scraps. It was relatively easy to find enough brights to make the large blocks–choosing all colours of the rainbow, although not evenly distributed, […]

Upcycled Needlebook finish

Hey look, I finished something from my Q4 Finish-a-Long list! This came about somewhat deliberately, because I didn’t want to work on basting the second half of my Sugar Block Club quilt, so I looked back to see what I had pledged to make, and got to work! I had picked up this linen handkerchief […]

AMH Diamonds Mini — Bloggers Quilt Festival

For my second entry in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival at Amy’s Creative Side, I thought I would revisit the mini quilt I made in 2015 for an instagram swap.  I used big stitch quiting with floss to emphasize the linen diamonds, then free motion quilting for the prints in matching thread.   In case you […]

Happy blocks

I might be almost done with my aqua scraps. These blocks come together quickly, making them a perfect choice for this charity event to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. I have six of the aqua blocks, and one of the red. I was playing with layouts, and I think I’ll add some more colours–not a complete […]

Blue Thread

It started with having blue thread in the machine.  So I grabbed my aqua scraps and started piecing. I had a lot of strings so for one section after piecing I cut 3.5″ squares, spun them 90 degrees, and sewed them together again.  After one evening, I had three panels.  After the second evening,  there […]

Recycled and scrappy tumbler quilt

May is such a busy month in the garden, I don’t feel I’ve got much accomplished in the sewing room. But I have been putting together my tumbler quilt, which is the leader & ender challenge from Bonnie Hunter this year. It seemed to take forever to sew the pairs together, but the rest of […]

Small pieces

On the Easter weekend, I felt the need for the zen which comes from piecing a million small pieces of fabric together (well, maybe only 80), so I went back to the Farmer’s Wife quilt-a-long, with Angie from GnomeAngel, and picked fabrics for block #30, Em. Which makes me think of Auntie Em, from the […]

Scrappy threadcatcher in progress

So it started with bonus HST squares and a new book, Make it Take it by Krista Hennebury (Poppyprint). Then I rummaged through my (disastrous) scrap bin for blues and aquas. And before long I had an exterior (and a lot more scraps got sewn into slabs too, stay tuned for that). (And yes, you […]