Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Pink scrappy placemat

Hi everyone, 

Today, I was sewing up a few more 3.5 inch pink blocks. I made a few more maverick stars, 9 patch and  a few shoo fly blocks. I decided to use them all in a placemat. I really needed new placemats, so this was a good way to start.
It had been almost 2 years since I did any free motion quilting. This was a great way to practice and see how my sewing machine managed it. My mom gave me my sewing machine last summer and this was the first time I tried free motion quilting with it.

I really like my placemat. It's completely made up of scraps from my scrap bin, including the backing and binding. Yeah for scrap busting. And it counts as a finish!!! Yeah!!! That's ever better.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

My quilt top is done!

So, I managed to get my Rocky Road to Kansas quilt top done. I added a very scrappy string border to it! It really makes for a bright quilt. But I like it! 
This is a terrible picture because it was night time and the lighting in my house is not the best. I feel good about using all those scraps of fabric. Barely made a dent in my scrap bin, but that's okay. 

February's pink scrappy blocks

Hi everyone,

I decided to join in the RSC15.
aka... The rainbow scrap challenge 2015
Found here.

Since I'm a month behind,
I'm making blue and pink blocks this month.
This is what I have made so far.

A scrappy log cabin block @ 9.5 inches

A talkin' turkey block, pattern by Bonnie Hunter of

Some mini maverick star blocks and 9 patch blocks that are 3.5 inches

And some 16 patch maverick star blocks. 

I'm having a ton of fun making these blocks. 
It's fun going thru my scraps and using them up. This is the perfect new project for me.