Tuesday, March 20, 2012

When Life gives you scraps...part 2

Part 2 brings you 3 more quilts that have recently gotten done.  My scrap tote is actually getting down and I can get the cover on.  :)  

Another quilt using the pattern Going to Grandma's (link in part 1) A great pattern for using scraps of all sizes.   The blue in this quilt is light weight denim left over from making some skirts.  I thought it looked good and gave it a nice country appeal.  This is a twin size quilt.

This is a kit from Connecting Threads and is no longer available.  It is a lap size quilt.  I ended up buying it so I could use the scraps because it is also part of the Charlottesville collection, because there is another quilt I'm working on from all the other scraps from this collection...LOL  

Switching gears a little bit...this is a twin size quilt that only took 3 hours to make the top!!!  The pattern comes from the book The Civil War Sewing Circle and the pattern name is Soldier's Cot Quilt.  Extremely easy to assemble I would highly recommend it to any beginner quilter. 

Part 3 will be shopping bags...another great project to use your scraps on.   

Monday, March 19, 2012

When Life gives you scraps...part 1

This past winter part of my goal is to use up some of my fabric scraps laying around or piled in totes. Shhhh...I keep telling Mark that I'm cleaning.   Part 1 shows some of the quilts we made in early February with a couple of them made from kits.  With the boring winter we had my daughters and I enjoyed working together on some of these projects.  A couple will be gifts this Christmas and the rest will be ours.  

The quilt above and the quilt below are 2 different quilts both are twin size.  Using the same pattern but different fabrics.  The pattern is called Going to Grandma's and is found on the Connecting Threads web site.  This is a great pattern if you have lots of small scraps laying around.  It is made up of 2 different blocks that alternate.  

Above is the Pinwheels and Stars quilt that my daughters and I put together one weekend.  This is part of their Charlottesville collection...Civil war period inspired fabrics.  This is a queen size quilt.  It was a little tricky at first keeping the different colors together but we soon found a rhythm that worked.  

This is also from the Charlottesville collection and is called a log cabin quilt.  I love doing log cabins where you keep light fabrics on 2 sides and dark fabrics on the other 2 sides.  This kit is no longer available from Connection Thread.  It is also a queen size quilt.  
This last quilt was a thorn in my side for 2 years. After running into troubles I packed it away and thought some day I'd haul it back out.  Little did I know I was only 6 hours away from finishing it.  LOL   I found this fabric on the web and is from the collection called Cider Mill Road by Nancy Halvorsen.  Surprising 2 years later there are a few pieces around for sale yet.  The pattern consists of star blocks in the middle of Irish chain blocks with a keyboard edge.  This is a queen size quilt.  

Stay tuned for more of our scrappy projects.