Friday, February 22, 2013

Scrappy Quilt

Bonnie Hunter's method of cutting leftover fabric bits into usable pieces appealed to me as soon as I read about it.  So I have a box of 2.5" strips and another box of various size squares.  I recently scrambled them into sets of 9 and made blocks.  A few are traditional 5/4 nine patches.  A few have 3 or 4 pieces that match and others are just related bits.  After 20 blocks I had some soft pretty blocks and lots of bold strong blocks.  These are the bold blocks that I hope will appeal to a young boy sent off into foster care in Tioga County.  I made some more soft, pretty blocks and will finish that one soon.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Think Spring!

On a cold winter day when I was avoiding the layering process of a queen size quilt, I decided to use up some scraps and make some new items to brighten up my kitchen.  One thing led to another and now I have matching table topper, mug rug, wine shades and mat.  The mats were all based on a free pattern that was included in the September issue of JoAnn's mail ad.  P.S.  The quilt top has been layered and is ready to go!